U.S. task force ships underway in Sulu Sea prior to invasion of Philippines during World War II. Convoy consisting of transports, carriers, merchant ships in Sulu Sea. U.S. Major General Charles L. Mullins and Rear Admiral Richard L. Connolly, Commander of U.S. Amphibious Group III talk to each other aboard ship. Ships underway at sea.
USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79) in the Philippines. The ship burns from a Japanese kamikaze suicide crash. Other CVEs, U.S. AO (Auxilliary Oiler) passes in foreground. USS Ommaney Bay burns and explodes. Large smoke columns rise.
Clip shows several still images extracted from moving images of the USS Ommaney Bay (CVE-79) burning in the Sulu Sea off the shore of Luzon, Philippines, following a strike by a Japanese kamikaze aircraft during World War 2. The moving film from which the stills were extracted can be seen at clips 65675072050 and 65675072051. Several stills of the USS Ommaney Bay burning. Stills of navy sailors watching through binoculars and additional destroyer and support ships in the background.
The USS Gamble, destroyer/mine layer, DD-123, DM-15 being prepared for scuttling off of Guam, in final days of World War 2. Her severely damaged hulk is seen tied up to a pier. An inspection party examines her. View from camera on the Gamble as she is towed out of Apra Harbor, Guam. View of tugboat ahead, pulling her. View from another boat, of the Gamble with a tug at her port side. Six men are seen riding on her superstructure. Camouflage paint and numerals "15" are still visible on her hull. The tug at her side pulls away. Continued views from nearby boat as the Gamble is towed seaward for scuttling.
(Note:The USS Gamble was struck by two Japanese bombs off Iwo Jima on 18 February, 1945. After finally being assessed as damaged beyond repair, she was decommissioned, on June 1, 1945, and scuttled on July 16, 1945.)
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.
Overseas activities of United States Coast Guard in World War 2. February 19, 1945, U.S. Marines invade Iwo Jima in Pacific Theater. Naval guns and aircraft bombard Iwo Jima. Mountain in the background. Aircraft in flight. Marines and Coast Guardsmen aboard landing craft. Marines landing on Iwo Jima under heavy Japanese fire. Destroyed landing ships litter water's edge. Marines hunkered down and treating wounded, under fire. LSTs and other ships at established beachhead. Vehicles drive onto beach. April 1, 1945, Marines attack Okinawa. Navy warships bombard Okinawa with heavy guns and continuous rocket fire. Beachhead is established against light resistance.
Japanese kamikaze aircraft attack American invasion ships. Several ships are hit and sunk. Surviving sailors are helped aboard rescue boats. Antiaircraft fire from American ships fills sky with smoke and flak. A kamikaze aircraft crashes in the sea. Sky filled with American bombers. Aerial view of Atomic bomb explosion over Nagasaki Japan on August 9, 1945. Raising American Flag on Japan homeland.