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.
The American campaign against the Japanese in the South West Pacific during World War II. United States 6th Army troops assembled on a dock before the invasion of Los Negros in the South West Pacific. A convoy of United States ships underway in the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers aboard a ship as they clean weapons, sew and play a car game. A soldier shaves as another one eats his meal aboard a ship off the coast of Hollandia. Two soldiers read as other writes a letter. An aircraft lands on the deck of the ship.
Exterior view of Pan American Union Building in Washington DC, with a 1930s Packard four door sedan-limousine parked in front. A man entering the building. Jefferson Caffery, U.S. Ambassador to Brazil, seated in an office and reviewing paperwork. Narrator describes the creation of the Good Neighbor Fleet (where Moore-McCormack Lines, also called Mooremack, was contracted to run three ocean liners of the U.S. Maritime Commission between the USA and South America, called the Good Neighbor Fleet.) Close up picture of brochure advertising the new fleet, and picturing the three ships (The California, Virginia and Pennsylvania from the former Panama Pacific Line, with new names Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina.) Next scene shows 3 men meeting (this is possibly Moore-McCormack Lines founder Albert V. Moore, on right, seated at a table and in discussion, possibly with U.S. Maritime officials. Man on left is possibly Emmet McCormack.) Passengers aboard liner SS Brazil as it departs port. Crowd on docks wave at the ship leaving New York harbor. View from on board SS Brazil in New York Harbor as a nearby tug boat sprays water. Skyline and skyscrapers of New York City's Manhattan Island seen in background. Map of South America showing route of a Good Neighbor ship. Good Neighbor Fleet ships at a harbor in South America. U.S. State Department diplomats in South America beside one of the ships as fleet service is inaugurated. Exterior view of Pan American Union building and its sign in Washington DC (later called the building of the Organization of American States). President Ortiz of Argentina, President Alfredo Baldomir of Uruguay, and President Vargas of Brazil are shown in discussion with various officials.
A film titled 'Breakbone Fever Dengue' shows U.S. Army personnel catching dengue fever on a South Pacific island during World War II. A U.S. Army medical officer reads out an official report on the outbreak of dengue in the South Pacific. U.S. troops on an island in the South Pacific. Men work on aircraft engines. Stationary planes on an airfield. U.S. soldiers on hospital beds and lined up outside a dispensary after catching up dengue fever. A close view of Aedes mosquito on human skin. Dengue casualties on hospital beds. Mosquito breeding places at a U.S. Army base shows water collected in rubbish heaps, fuel drums, coconut shells, cans and bottles and water in tires. A native village shows men walking towards a building in the background. Doctors examine patients in a hospital. The effects of dengue showing patients facing problems with eye movements and back pain. The body temperature chart of a patient. Men shows rash on the chest of a patient. A laboratory report after a diagnosis.
A film on the life of American astronaut John Herschel Glenn Jr. He was the first American to orbit the earth in 1962. A portrayal of Glenn's years in the armed forces. He served as a combat pilot in World War II and the Korean War. Aircraft fly in formation. Pilots in cockpits. Naval aviators being trained at a training academy. They come out of a chapel. The aviators are awarded. Aircraft fly over the South Pacific. Bombs are dropped over enemy targets. The aircraft in flight over clouds. Smoke from bombardment.
Island structure of USS Constellation CVA-64, as a helicopter takes off from the flight dock in Southwest Pacific. Front of the island over the side of ship. Several men on the Sponson deck, practice refueling drill. Three of the crew members on the edge of the Sponson deck. Man practices refueling drill. Flight deck of the aircraft is empty. View around the bow of the constellation. Sea trial personnel on the bridge of the ship. Men look over the forward part of the flight dock. Overlooking the starboard side of the ship to the wake as a starboard turn is made. Carrier tilts to one side during the turn. Overlooking the starboard forward part of the flight deck. Overlooking the forward part of the flight from the island structure.