U.S. Army Air Force aircraft attack enemy installations on Rekata Island, Solomon Islands during World War II. U.S. 13th Air Force B-24 Liberator bombers drop bombs over Japanese installations on Rekata Island. Smoke billows up from the explosions.
Bombing of Rekata bay (near Munda and Guadalcanal in the South Pacific) during August 24th 1943. U.S. B-24 Liberator bombers of the 13th Army Air Forces in flight at a high altitude over the bay. Bombers drop bombs on Japanese targets at Rekata bay.
Aerial view from fairly high altitude, shows convoy of American warships underway in the Pacific in 1943. Nearest ship seen is an aircraft carrier. Illustrated globe and animated map show a Naval Task Force headed through the Gilbert and Marshall Islands. Three U.S. Navy Douglas Dauntless dive bombers seen flying in formation with an aircraft carrier steaming in the background. Glimpse of more aircraft carriers. Sailors in the powder handling room of the Cruiser USS Chicago (CA-29) carrying cylinders of powder for her 8-inch guns. Sailors, stripped to the waist, in one of her gun turrets, load an 8-inch shell and powder charges into the breech of one of Chicago's guns. Interesting view from below, as they close the breech and step back as the gun fires. Glimpse of Naval guns firing from a U.S. warship. Another view of sailors loading an 8-inch gun on the USS Chicago. (Note: The USS Chicago was lost between Rennel Island and Guadalcanal in the Solomon Islands on 30 January, 1943.) A Baltimore Class Cruiser firing its guns. Flashes from naval guns firing from several American warships in close succession. Fire directed at the shore of a Japanese held island. Gun camera footage from a U.S. warplane strafing Japanese aircraft on the ground at an enemy air base. More gun camera footage of strafing and bombing. Closeup of a U.S. Army Air Forces B-26 Liberator bomber in flight, with others in the background. Views from U.S. Aircraft as their bombs strike Japanese targets on the ground below. A U.S. Navy TBF Avenger aircraft flying overhead as viewed from a landing craft. View from inside a landing craft full of U.S. troops heading toward an amphibious landing. Closeup glimpse of Coxswain in landing craft and troops aboard behind him. Amphibious landings being made under fierce friendly and enemy fire. U.S. troops leaving their landing craft under enemy fire. Marines firing small arms, machine guns, and using hand grenades, in sand of Tarawa. Views of fallen Japanese defenders on Tarawa. Closeup of Marine smoking a cigarette. Another is binding shoulder wound of a buddy. American flag raised on one of the few still standing palm trees. American Marines saluting the flag. Bodies of fallen American marines floating at the shore and on the sands of Tarawa. Marines departing Tarawa. Scene shifts to Chinese KMT leader Generalissimo Chiang Kai-Shek, seated with President Franklin D. Roosevelt and British Prime Minister Winston Churchill at Cairo, Egypt on 25 November, 1943. Leading Allied military leaders sit at a table to hammer out details of postwar plans. American officers present include U.S. Army Chief of Staff George Marshall and Chief of the Army Air Forces, General Henry H. ("Hap") Arnold.
A film titled 'Air Aspects of the Campaign against Munda' based on USAAF (United States Army Air Force) activities on the New Georgia group of Islands, Solomon Islands during World War II. USAAF P-38 Lightning in flight over the Solomon Islands. An animated map highlights Munda Point in New Georgia, Solomon Islands. A USAAF officer takes a look at aerial reconnaissance photographs. The officer talks over a phone at his desk. An animated map highlights Vila in Kolombangara. The map connects Vila and Munda Point with Henderson Airfield on Guadalcanal. U.S. 13th Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress bombers take off from an airfield and bomb Japanese airfield at Munda Point.
'In the Solomons ' United States ships underway in the Pacific and soldiers on the deck of a ship. A man looks through binoculars towards the sea. Admiral William Halsey and others look at a map and discuss the strategy. An animated map of Solomon Islands shows Japanese establishments. Guns on board the American ships fire at Japan's positions at night. Soldiers loaded in landing crafts move away from the ship. Soldiers wade through water and land at the Rendova Island. They march inland on the island. Soldiers engage in a fierce battle with Japanese as they fire guns. Planes drop bombs over the island. Survivors of a ship sunk brought on board another ship. Survivors sleep and relax.
The U.S. Army plans attack at Munda Point on New Georgia group of Islands, Solomon Islands, during World War II. An animated map highlights locations from where the attack is to be launched and Japanese locations to be attacked including Munda, Ballale Island, Vila, Kahili, Buka, and Rabaul. Aerial views of various U.S. air bases in the Solomon Islands. U.S. aircraft in flight. An animation depicts the air cover for U.S. convoy moving between New Georgia and Guadalcanal and the need for fighter patrol. An animated map depicts air attack on Japanese land positions to neutralize air bases and disrupt shipping. The map also depicts direct cooperation of tactical group without ground forces to attack concentrated Japanese troops.