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U.S. convoy of freighters, aircraft carriers, and LSTs, reaching Saipan Island, Mariana Islands in World War II

The Pacific Campaign on the Island of Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War 2. Map titled 'Mariana Islands' showing the location of U.S. carrier convoy. Map showing the location of LSTs (Landing Ship, Tank). Map with heading '804th Aviation Engineers in Saipan'. Map and sea route marked from Hawaii past Johnson Island showing location of transport convoy, June 17, 1944. Convoy at sea showing men aboard the ships looking down at the water. Convoy showing the various types of vessels in the convoy, mostly freighters. Continuation of maps with sea markings of the route of the convoy showing the location of Kwajalein Islands and location of Eniwetok. Carriers underway showing planes aboard the carriers. Personnel on look out, aircraft spotters and others. Huge geyser of water erupting near a freighter. Convoy off the coast of Saipan showing a huge geyser of water going up. LSTs and freighters at anchor off the coast of Saipan. Personnel aboard LST as they move in towards the shore. Gun flashes can be seen ashore. Unloading operation showing the LST pulling into shore, the door falls down into the water and a half track pulls out and moves into the shore loaded with men and equipment. Trucks, jeeps and all types of equipment moving across the water in toward shore. Men walking ashore.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 10 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Battle of Saipan in the Pacific during World War II.

Animated map shows U.S. forces extending control in the Pacific to the Mariana Islands islands in the Pacific during World War 2. It shows chain of airfields linking island of Truk to homeland, Japan. Map focuses on island of Truk, in Micronesia, showing concentration of Japanese aircraft, ships, and troops there. Paths of U.S. air and naval attacks on Truk are shown. Map shows Japanese fleet withdrawing and U.S. forces by-passing Truk to concentrate on the Mariana islands. U.S. naval task force is seen off the island of Saipan on June 11, 1944. Two U.S. battleships are followed by two escort aircraft carriers/ Barrels of battleship triple guns firing at Saipan. Landing Craft Tank: Rocket LCT(R) firing salvos of rockets. Glimpse from aircraft, overhead, of landing craft leaving white wakes during amphibious assault. Closeups of U.S. troops in landing craft. View from shore of American troops storming ashore through surf, from landing craft, under heavy enemy fire. Closeup of soldier hunkered down in sand. Soldier dropping down from side of beached landing vehicle tracked (LVT). A fallen U.S. soldier floating in the water. Troops firing from their LVTs. Shells striking on sandy shore. Marines running with stretcher over their shoulders Fletcher class destroyer firing her guns to port. Brooklyn class light cruiser firing guns to port. View from ships flying Japanese flags, of Japanese warships headed to engage U.S. fleet. Japanese aircraft carriers and Aichi Kokuki KK dive bomber (Val) taking off from a carrier. Arial closeup of Japanese Val aircraft in flight. Formations of Japanese Val aircraft in flight. Formation of American Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft engaging the Japanese. Gun camera film showing Japanese aircraft being shot down. A Japanese aircraft crashing into the sea. Sailors of U.S. ship firing batteries of Bofors 40mm anti aircraft guns. and 20mm anti aircraft guns. Black flak clouds in the sky. A Japanese plane crashing into the sea. Aerial view of formation of Japanese Val aircraft in flight. Closeup of a Japanese Kawasaki Ki-61 (Hien) aircraft maneuvering to attack. More views of Japanese Val aircraft in formation. American dive bombers dropping bombs on, Japanese held, Orote airfield. View from the air of bombs striking and smoke clouds. Fires burning on the airfield. An American navy F6F hellcat plane diving. Gun camera film showing Japanese aircraft being downed. A plane director on deck of U.S. aircraft carrier. Two Grumman TBF aircraft taking off from a carrier. View toward tail of one taking off. U.S. aircraft in formation overhead, and then peeling off in trail formation to attack a target. Japanese ships being strafed. U.S. infantry continuing heavy fighting on Saipan.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 29 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 19th and 73rd Fighter Squadron P-47s landing on Aslito Airfield, Saipan during World War II

After the battle of Saipan, during World War 2, P-47s of the 318th fighter Group 19th Fighter Squadron are seen flying in from the Carrier, USS Natoma Bay and those of the 73rd Fighter Squadron, flying in from the USS Manila Bay. View from a P-47 approaching Coastline of Saipan Island . Control tower operator on lookout for aircraft. Signal from the tower giving the planes directions for landing. Four P-47s peeling off for landing. P-47s approach and land on Aslito airfield, island of Saipan. Fliers standing around their aircraft watching other planes come in for landing. 19th Fighter Squadron P-47s taxiing into parking area. Pilot talking to the crew chief of his plane. View across airfield showing the demolished hangar building with P-47s in 19th Fighter Squadron's dispersal area. Fuel Trucks and ground crew personnel attend to the arriving aircraft. One of the P-47s carries the name: "Jackie Eilen" and another, the name "Angel." (Note: Although written introduction to this film refers to 11 June, the events depicted occurred after 20 June, 1944. The invasion of Saipan did not begin until 15 June, 1944. Aslito Field was captured on 19 June, 1944. The first P 47 aircraft (a few) arrived on 20 June, 1944 while the Seabees were working to make the field operational.)

Date: 1944, June
Duration: 2 min 56 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Marines battle Japanese troops to capture Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II.

U.S. Task Force 58 attacks Japanese held island Saipan in the Mariana Islands during World War II. Task Force 58 ships head towards Saipan. A map of Saipan. Carriers, battleships and destroyers of Task Force 58 underway. U.S. Navy Admiral Raymond Spruance aboard a ship. U.S. Naval guns bombard Saipan. Smoke rises from shell explosions on the island. U.S. Marines embark on landing crafts off Saipan. The Marines and U.S. tanks advance on the island. U.S. heavy artillery guns bombard Saipan. The Marines continue to battle Japanese troops as they advance. Japanese installations in ruins. A U.S. Navy F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft lands on the island. The American flag is raised. U.S. medics treat wounded soldiers. Japanese women and children are removed to safety by U.S. troops.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 34 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
Aslito Airfield as it appeared when ground men of the 318th Fighter Squadron arrived on 18th June, 1944, Saipan Island.

The Pacific Campaign of World War II on the Island of Saipan, Mariana Islands. Aslito Airfield as it appeared when ground crews of the 318th Group arrived on 18th June, 1944. A U.S. Marine as he walks around inspecting the dead bodies of Japanese soldiers. Japanese mess kit showing spilled rice. Several dead Japanese soldiers lying around in the area. Destroyed Japanese aircraft with "NTP-1" written on tail. Demolished hangars and buildings. Fuel drop tanks lying around in the area. Surrounding installations showing the buildings that have been bombed or completely demolished. 804th Aviation Engineers at work clearing the area for camp site using heavy duty equipment such as bulldozers, graders, cranes, and half tracks. Damaged Japanese hangar.

Date: 1944, June 18
Duration: 2 min 8 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
American joint assault forces reclaim Guam from the Japanese.

On the joint force assault by the American Army, Navy, Marines and Air Force against the Japanese on the island of Saipan, Guam and Tinian in the Mariana islands. A map of the Mariana Island in the Pacific, occupied by the Japanese forces. Map of the Guadalcanal. U.S. troops advance in jungles, reach ashore in inflated boats and land on beachheads. Grim faced soldiers marching in the Marshall Islands. Map shows advancement of U.S. forces in Japanese occupied areas. Map shows location of the Marianas Island. U.S. troops aboard landing crafts reach ashore. Face of commander as he yells to comrades. Scenes of battle between the American and the Japanese forces. Landing ship tanks (LST) advance on beach head. Sounds of heavy artillery shelling. U.S. troops advance on beach under heavy enemy fire. Joint Assault Force attacks the island of Guam. Guam is finally reclaimed by the U.S. forces. The U.S. flag is planted on Guam.

Date: 1944
Duration: 4 min 44 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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