Men on sponson deck area preparing for refueling of USS O'Bannon in Sea of Japan. A Telephone talker in the middle. Port bow of USS O'Bannon. Scene of a Paddle signalman. Signalman waving his paddle. O'Bannon in mid background moving into position for refueling from Enterprise. Men standing on sponson deck. Fuel lines framed in the background. Man controlling tension on a highline. O'Bannon being refueled. Single fuel line runs from upper right off to O'Bannon. Three men of working party. Two men taking a slack in on a small line. 1st class BM on the sponson deck, USS O' Bannon off to the right background. Working party hauling in on a small line. Men hauling in on the line, taking slack up in fuel line. Men hauling in on a line on sponson deck. Man standing by winch. Part of O'Bannon framed on right. Down starboard side of the ship, off towards the bow.
Phone talker on sponson deck in Sea of Japan. A sailor fires a line gun to the USS O'Bannon (DD-450). Silhouette view, three men on sponson deck taking in a small line. USS O' Bannon alongside port. Fuel lines framed, hanging from a side of USS Enterprise. Crew of O' Bannon hauling in a line. Fuel lines hanging. Looking down, a fuel line being hauled over to the O'Bannon. Bo'sun mate giving instructions. Man is tending the winch drum off to the left. 1st class BM issuing orders. Two men, wearing life jackets and hard hats looking off towards the O' Bannon. Several men beyond the winch on the sponson deck. Port bow view, USS O' Bannon alongside during refueling. Part of Enterprise off to right.
Many aircrafts are parked on flight deck area, with ship underway in Sea of Japan. Down starboard side of Enterprise. Looking down starboard side towards the bow of Enterprise. Several aircrafts parked forward to the island. USS Enterprise, planes parked on flight deck. USS Enterprise underway. Looking down over starboard bow of USS O'Bannon . Scene of starboard bow of ship. Looking towards starboard bow of USS Enterprise. F-4J aircraft is launched from carrier. Starboard bow view. DLG underway, one of the carrier's escorts. Port bow view. DLG underway. Starbed quarter on down the starboard side. Scene of water and bow. USS Enterprise underway. Looking towards starboard bow of Enterprise. An A-4E aircraft is launched. Starboard quarter view. Enterprise underway making aircraft recoveries. Down starboard side of Enterprise underway.
A 1950 United States Naval Training Film about the 1942 Battle of Coral sea. Film titled 'The Battle of The Coral Sea'. Diagram shows the location of Coral Sea on the globe. Phase I of the battle from 1st to 4th May described. II Phase from 4th to 7th May explained. III Phase 7th to 11th May, of the battle that saw double action from both sides discussed. Animation shows the area captured by Japan after the battle. Japanese cut communication between United States and Australia. Japanese battleship at sea. Japanese troops in field. Doolittle raid on japan, U.S. plan described through animation. Bombing of Tokyo. Japanese Commander in Chief Admiral Yamamoto on ship. Location of Commandant 4th Fleet. Japanese Commander gives information about U.S. planes. He talks about plans and strategies of U.S. for war. Allied forces on Japanese land. United States submarines in Japan. Japanese plan of defense explained. Two invasion forces of Japan, Moresby and Tulagi described through animation. Allies counter attack Japanese targets. Allied TF 17 and TF 11 in Japanese province. Allied attack on Tulagi, Japanese counter attack.
Representatives of three nations, seated around table at Potsdam Conference held at Cecilienhof in Potsdam, Germany. British prime minister, Clement Attlee; President of United States, Harry Truman; and representative of Soviet Union, Joseph Stalin at the Potsdam Conference, July 1945. They deliver an ultimatum of unconditional surrender to Japan. Swarms of B-29 bombers and Aircraft Carrier Task Forces destroy Japanese homeland. Planes on carrier decks.Navy Grumman carrier-based TBF aircraft dropping bombs.. Destruction of ships at sea. Mushroom cloud due to atomic bombing. Chart depicts the power of one atomic bomb. Britain's 'grand slam' bomb, most destructive conventional bomb ever produced. Doctor Ernest Orlando Lawrence, inventor of the cyclotron (atom smashing machine). A man works at the Cyclotron at the University of California, Berkeley. General Leslie Groves, head of the project speaks. He is seated with Dr Vannevar Bush, government director of science and research, and Dr Richard Tolman, technical expert. Quantities of uranium shipped from Alberta, Canada are used in bombs. The atomic bomb process (Manhattan Project) is developed in widely separated areas; scenes from Hanford Project plant in Richmond, Washington. Project personnel exit cars and enter into the search area. Lieutenant colonel Franklin T Matthias with the army corps of engineers, appointed to the Hanford Project. Sign of 'Oak Ridge' in Tennessee. Largest of the three atomic bomb plants located near the TVA dam. Employed personnel in atomic bomb plants. Man and woman employees at the plan read a Knoxville Journal newspaper in August 1945 with headline "Power of Oak Ridge Atomic Bomb hits Japs". View of dense prefabricated home communities to house large number of Oak Ridge plant workers. View of families setting up their houses in trailer towns after the prefabricated homes were full. People come out from the Henebry's Jewelers and super market. Joseph Stalin at conference. Russian artillery and troops in a parade at Red Square in Moscow, Russia (these parade scenes are from the May 1, 1945 May Day parade, just days before Germany's surrender). President Harry Truman reports on the latest developments regarding the war with Japan. He states that the United States is prepared to destroy every productive enterprise in Japan and the U.S. shall completely destroy its power to make war. He warns of an attack by the U.S. due to the rejection of the July 26th ultimatum at Potsdam. He warns that Japan "should expect a rain of ruin from the air; the like of which has never been seen on this earth." Truman notes that it will be followed by an unprecedented sea and land invasion of Japan.
USS Philippine Sea (CV-47) in Japan Sea. Tanker ship refuels USS Philippine Sea. A destroyer ship in the background. Fuel lines from the tanker to the USS Philippine Sea. A snowstorm and waves splashing the aircraft carrier USS Philippine Sea.