Bombings in Tokyo, Japan during World War II. A bomb truck backs up to a United States Army Air Force ( USAAF ) B-29 Superfortress heavy bomber at an airfield on Saipan, Mariana Islands during the preparations for Tokyo bombing. A soldier writes 'Only the Beginning' on a bomb. The soldier wheeling a bomb cart to the underside of the aircraft. An airman on the top of the aircraft. A Commandant briefing the members of the 21st Bombing Command. Mission leader United States Air Force Brigadier General Emmett O'Donnell and Commanding General of 21st Bombing Command Brigadier General Haywood Hansell, Jr., look at a document and discuss on the airfield. USAAF pilot Robert Morgan, who piloted B-29 Dauntless Dotty, with another crew member. The men beside the B-29 Dauntless Dotty which would lead the team. B-29s lined up on a runway. B-29 Dauntless Dotty takes off. Several men on the airfield watch. A man beside a camera mounted on a tripod takes pictures. The B-29s take off one after the other. They head towards Tokyo. A map shows the flight path from Saipan island to Tokyo, Japan over the Pacific Ocean. Aerial view of Tokyo. The B-29s drop bombs over target areas. Explosions occur in the bombed areas. The B-29s drop more bombs over industrial targets. Explosions occur. The B-29s head back to Saipan after the bombardment. U.S. Army tents in Saipan. Japanese aircraft drop bombs over an airfield in Saipan. Thick clouds of smoke rise from the bombed areas. Wrecked B-29s in view. Flames and smoke rising from the bombed areas. Wreckage of the Japanese aircraft shot down in the raid. Men extinguishing fire. A B-29 taking off from the airfield.
U.S. bombers over Tokyo, Japan during World War II. Star-shells burst. U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 Superfortress bombers in flight over Tokyo, Japan. Aerial views of Tokyo and shoreline. Bombs fall and burst on Tokyo.
Tokyo bombings during World War II. A map shows a flight path from Saipan island, Mariana Islands to Tokyo, Japan. Several United States Army Air Force B-29 Superfortress heavy bombers in flight on their way to Tokyo. Aerial view of buildings in Tokyo. A B-29 drops bombs over target areas in the city. Aerial view of the city shows explosions occurring and smoke rising. The B-29s in flight. View of the sun on the horizon.
U.S. Army Air Forces film about the B-29 bomber construction. Film titled 'Birth of the B-29'. Japan. Volcano erupts. Ariel view of Japan. Small bridge over river in a garden. Samurai fighter practices. Japanese soldiers target people. Monuments and rice fields of Japan. Buildings in Tokyo. Silk industries in Japan. Iron factory in Japan. 'Made in Japan' sign. Dead bodies in a field and on a beach. Soldiers march. USS Shangri la, plane takes off from its deck. Bombers in flight. U.S. Army Air Forces General James Doolittle addresses soldiers. Door opens and workers walk in the factory. B-29 bomber workshop. Aluminum sheets brought by magnet lift. Sheets go through various machines for piercing, pressing and other operations. Girl sits in the skeleton cockpit of plane. Goods traffic moves on the terrace. Workers build wings. Welding work on the plane. Work on the engine's skeleton nose section. Workers work on control cabin, tail rear and pressurized compartment. Armour glass being prepared. Pre fabricated sub assemblies of B-29. Men, women, girls elderly men work in the plant.
U.S. bombers bomb Tokyo, Japan during World War II. U.S. Army Air Forces B-29 Superfortress bombers take off to bomb Tokyo. B-29s in flight over clouds. Bombs are dropped on Tokyo. Smoke billows up from explosion.
Summary of World War II events and formation of the United Nations Organization. Soviet troops on Eastern Front of Europe fire artillery on German positions in 1944. Russian troops advance. German soldiers come out of buildings and surrender. Allied Forces land in France on D-Day. Allied troops and tanks fight Germans on streets. German prisoners of war march along road. In 1945, the Allied leaders meet at Yalta on the Crimean Peninsula to discuss Allied military strategy in the final months of WWII. Leaders included British PM Winston Churchill, U.S. President Franklin D Roosevelt and Soviet Premier Joseph Stalin. The meeting of U.S. and Russian troops at the Elbe River. Aerial view of Berlin in ruins. Wrecked buildings all over. German officials signing surrender instrument at Rheims. U.S. President Harry S Truman, Winston Churchill and Joseph Stalin at Potsdam Conference. U.S. Marines battling on beaches of Pacific Islands. The U.S. flag raises at Iwo Jima. Aerial view of bombed Tokyo, Japan. The Japanese surrender to MacArthur aboard the battleship USS Missouri. General MacArthur speaks aboard Missouri. Victory celebrations all across the world on V-J Day. Crowd on street celebrates. Crowd jams streets. Delegates of Nations, among them Andrei Gromyko and Vyascheslav Molotov meet in San Francisco and create a United Nations organization. Truman arrives at signing of UN charter. Various delegates sign charter. U.S. troops disembark at U.S. ports and discharged.