United States crew members unload nails and lumber from C-47 Skytrain at San Pablo airstrip, Philippines. C-47 Skytrain taxis, takes off and lands.
U.S. Air Force Communications Center. U.S. Air Force Communications Service insignia. Control panels of the teletype machines. Labels on panel read 'San Pablo', 'Lajes', 'Kindley', 'Ramey', 'Croughton', and 'Sidi Slimane'. Receivers and dials on the control panel.
Shows the Battle off Samar which was the central action of the Battle of Leyte Gulf. It took place in the Philippine Sea off Samar Island near the island of Leyte in the Philippines on 25th October 1944. Animated map shows advancement of U.S. armed forces on Leyte Island. An Allied fleet of destroyers and escorts shown on map. USS Fanshaw Bay is their flagship. Signal-man intercepts Japanese communication relays in a Combat information center. Shows naval battle between Allied and the Japanese armed forces.
Families at harbor waiting for the troop transport ships. United States soldiers and liberated prisoners of war on ship. San Francisco's Golden Gate Bridge and harbor in background with Coit Tower atop Telegraph Hill. Troop ships arrive and crowd cheers. Japanese soldiers bonzai cheer and Japanese forces bomb and take control of Corregidor. Japanese planes bombing. Ambulance carries wounded. United States soldier loses his arm during a Japanese aerial attack on Corregidor. General Wainwright surrendering in Corregidor in May 1942. United States flag lowered by Japanese and Japanese flag is hoisted. Wreckage of bombed U.S. facilites. Japanese propaganda film showing care for wounded American soldiers on hospital beds. Prisoners eat food. Wounded American soldiers walk with crutches on the grounds of the prison camp. Bataan Death March of the emaciated prisoners. American military prisoners at Cabanatuan labor and sleep on open air bunks. Scene of U.S. Army training early in World War 2 with troops in a field setting a machine gun emplacement to fire at rolling trucks relabeled as "Tank". Japanese propaganda newsreels showing Japanese military success in Philippines and Japanese forces in the Aleutian Islands. Aerial view formation of U.S. Army Air Force B-25 bombers in the sky. Aerial side view of American bomber aircraft and bombs away view. Navy bombing from ships. General MacArthur returns to Philippines and wades ashore. Philippine guerrillas and U.S. troops in battle to retake Philippines. U.S. prisoners of war liberated and freed and at 92nd Evacuation Hospital Cebu. Released prisoners on ships to America. WAC women hand out mail. Soldiers write telegram wires announcing arrival. Ship docks in San Francisco. Prisoners reunite with happy families and crowds on streets cheer their arrival. Soldiers and civilians walk on Market Street in San Francisco. Welcome home parade for San Francisco soldiers during WWII. Soldiers waving from buses in parade. Soldier in front of Marina Junior High School, 3500 Fillmore Street. One armed, disabled soldier with parents views photo album.
Naval battle of Philippines between the United States and Japanese Imperial Navy. Animated diagrams show tactics of the 3rd Fleet and 7th Fleet in the naval battles on the Philippine (October 23-24, 29). Southern American unit destroys the battleships. Explains maneuvers employed in the Surigao and San Bernardino Straits. Shows Japanese planes attacking ships and being drowned. The carrier Princeton is damaged and sunk. Large smoke rises from carrier Princeton. American carriers are damaged. Several U.S. planes make crash landings on a carrier. United States Navy ace Commander Captain David S. Mc Campbell lands. He exits the cockpit and is greeted.
USS Chowanoc (ATF-100) at Point Loma in San Diego, California. USS Chowanoc tows USS Philippine Sea (CVS-11). Three Large Harbor Tugs in view. USS Midway in the far background. Bow of the USS Philippine Sea. Tow cable lead to the bow chock. Four Large Harbor Tugs follow behind the USS Philippine Sea. Channel of San Diego in the background. Large Harbor Tugs at port side of the USS Philippine Sea. USS Chowanoc in the background. North Island in the background. Automobiles at the port.