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U.S. 13th Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress bombs Japanese airfield at Munda Point in New Georgia group of Islands.

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 Liberators bombard the Japanese airstrip on Vila, Solomon Islands during World War II.

U.S. bombers bomb Vila, Solomon Islands during World War II. USAAF (United States Army Air Forces) B-24 Liberator bombers in flight over Pacific Ocean heading for Vila. The B-24s bomb the Japanese airstrip on Vila. Smoke rises from explosions. Bomb puff on Vila surrounded by water.

Date: 1943, September 7
Duration: 57 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. 13th Air Forces B-17 Flying Fortress bomb Japanese airfield on Munda Point, New Georgia during World War II.

A film titled 'Air Aspects of the Campaign against Munda' based on USAAF (United States Army Air Force) activities on 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. 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. An animated 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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 2 min 49 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Army planes attack Japanese locations on the Solomon Islands from Guadalcanal during World War II.

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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 5 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 13th Air Force plans an attack on Japanese locations on the Solomon Islands during World War II.

U.S. Army Air Forces plans an 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 the Japanese locations to be attacked including Munda, Ballale Island, Vila, Kahili, Buka and Rabaul. Aerial views of various U.S. air bases on 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.

Date: 1943
Duration: 4 min 6 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 13th Air Force bombers drop bombs over Japanese installations on Munda Point, Solomon Islands during World War II.

U.S. Army Air Force aircraft attack enemy installations on Munda Point, Solomon Islands during World War II. U.S. 13th Air Force bombers in flight over Vila in the Solomon Islands. The bombers take off from Guadalcanal to attack Japanese installations on Munda Point in New Georgia. Views of support fighter aircraft taking off to join in this, the largest single raid (total participating aircraft) in the Pacific thus far. U.S. naval guns shell enemy targets on Munda. The bombers release bombs over ground targets. Ships fire salvo from giant artillery guns towards shore targets. Smoke rises from heavy shell fire. The bombers escorted by fighters drop bombs over the targets. Smoke billows up from exploding targets. View of newly formed craters all over Munda Point after smoke clears. Aerial views of a second round of bombing over Munda Point during the same raid.

Date: 1943, July 25
Duration: 4 min 59 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
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