USS Bluegill SS-242 off the coast of Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II. A man fires at a mine with a rifle from the deck of USS Bluegill SS-242. CPO (Chief Petty Officer) and an enlisted man on the deck of USS Bluegill. A U.S. ship off Saipan Island. Stowing rope in a stowage space on the deck of USS Bluegill. A sailor paints on the deck of the boat. Saipan Island in the background. Men shoot at a mine with a 40mm gun and rifles. A man on the deck looks through binoculars.
Japanese air raid over Saipan during World War II. U.S. Army Air Force B-29 Superfortress bombers parked at an airfield in Saipan, Mariana Islands. Crewmen work on a B-29. Pilots being briefed by USAAF Brigadier General Emmett O'Donnel. B-29s take off from an airbase. B-29s fly through flak. Bombing of Tokyo by B-29s. Wreckage of B-29s after Japanese air raid on Saipan. Firefighters in action. Black smoke rises from the burning B-29s. A Japanese plane goes into a kamikaze suicide dive over Saipan.
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.
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.
Animated map indicating routes from Northern Marianas Islands of Saipan, Tinian, and Guam to Japan, and return. Map of the islands and focus on Guam. A village in Guam. Shows natives going down street on a bullock cart. Supply dump showing boxes, tires, and Pilot oxygen containers. Trucks hauling supplies. B-29 on hardstand, with tail code "Z", from the 73rd Bomb Wing, 500th Bomb Group, stationed at Saipan. Several B-29s along the flightline, displaying tail code "O", from the 314th Bomb Wing, 29th Bomb Group, home-based on Guam . Scenes of tent area. GIs standing at table, eating. Two homemade washing machines. Two GIs scrubbing fatigues with brushes. Three GIs taking showers.
Air strike missions against Tinian Island heavily garrisoned by Japanese Forces during World War 2. P-47 Thunderbolt fighters of 19th Squadron taking off from Aslito Airfield in Saipan Island. P-47s in flight. Large formation of P-47s. Aerial view of Tinian Island, Mariana Islands. Aerial view of Tinian town and airstrip. P-47 strafing shows smoke rising from target area.