U.S. 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron in the South Pacific during World War II. Prints on Rabaul negative being washed. A soldier puts the negatives in containers. A personnel dries the prints as he places them on machine. Machine gives out dried prints A sign on a door reads 'Printing'. Negatives brought to a dryer from the developing room. Men dry negative roll. A man rubs on either side of the negatives. June 4th, 1943: A soldier sleeps as others chat.
Bombing of Rekata bay (near Munda and Guadalcanal in the South Pacific) during August 24th 1943. U.S. B-24 Liberator bombers of the 13th Army Air Forces in flight at a high altitude over the bay. Bombers drop bombs on Japanese targets at Rekata bay.
Japanese attack on a United States Navy aircraft carrier in the South Pacific Ocaen during World War II. Flakes burst as guns fire. A Japanese aircraft in flight attacks an aircraft carrier of the U.S. Navy. Smoke rises from the deck. A bomb being dropped on the deck and an explosion occurs. Damage control crew rushes on the deck and man hoses to extinguish the fire. A damaged aircraft hoisted alongside the ship. An airplane dropped in the sea. Temporary repairs done on the deck. Shattered interiors of the ship as a result of Japanese bombing. Allied sailors lined up the deck of a ship underway at sea. An Allied naval commander arrives. He decorates the sailors.
A United States Naval Training Film about the Battle of Coral sea. Diagram shows plan of Admiral McArthur in the South west Pacific and South Pacific. The support system collected and strategy of Allies at Japanese coasts. Task Force (TF)17. Enemy areas covered by photographic survey. U.S. Admirals discuss islands and targets. Japanese ships used in battle. Battleships and ships included in Task Force 17 and TF 11 described. First Phase shown. Communication between TF 17 and TF11 in the Pacific Ocean. TF 17 at sea. Moves of both task force. Activities of TF 17. TF 11 fueled at sea. 60 miles difference between both task forces. The Allied plan of offensive action on Japanese islands. Encircling operation of enemy force from east.
U.S. 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron in the South Pacific during World War II. Aircraft of the 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron lined up on a taxi way. An overcast sky with dark clouds. Flashes occur in the dark due to firing.
U.S. 8th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron in south Pacific during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces P-38 aircraft lined up on a taxi way. Men under the nose of the aircraft. Aircraft lined up.