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U.S. fighter airplanes fly over a jungle and a U.S. flag is raised atop the telephone poleat Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island.

U.S. 81st Division, 323 Infantry Regiment troops at Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island during World War II. U.S. fighter airplanes fly over a jungle. A tower in the foreground. A soldier and an officer placing a U.S. flag on a telephone pole. The U.S. flag is raised atop the telephone pole. The flag flatters due to wind.

Date: 1944, September 24
Duration: 46 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A Lieutenant holds weapons inspection aboard LST-219 and U.S. troops on LVTs head for shore at Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island.

U.S. 81st Division, 323 Infantry Regiment troops at Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island during World War II. The soldiers board LST (Landing Ship Tank). The U.S. soldiers on LVTs (Landing Vehicle Tracked) head for shore. The troops on LVTs underway. A Lieutenant holds weapons inspection aboard LST-219. The Lieutenant holds a rifle in his hands. He demonstrates how to load a shell. The soldiers on the deck with rifles look at him. The Lieutenant inspects the rifles of the troops. The soldiers clean rifles on the deck of LST.

Date: 1944, September 24
Duration: 1 min 50 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Seabees construct air strip using graders, dump trucks, power shovels and bulldozers at Ulithi Atoll, Caroline Island.

Construction of airstrip at Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island during World War II. A bivouac area. The troops in vehicles drive down a muddy road in the area. Palm trees on either side of the road. Tents in the background. The troops walk on a road. The damaged huts. The wreckage in the forest. A sign reads '51st Naval Construction Bn'. A hangar. The Seabees construct roads and air strips using graders, dump trucks, power shovels and bulldozers. The Seabees at work during the construction. The Seebees in a jeep talk to the men. They cut bushes. The gasoline drums piles up. A man on a crane. The men pile gasoline drums on fuel dump with the help of the crane. The construction of airstrip. The dump trucks back up. A crane picking up dirt. A bulldozer rolls down.

Date: 1944, December 6
Duration: 2 min 35 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
U.S. air operations at newly built airstrip on Ulithi Atoll in World War II

During World War 2, three pilots of Marine Torpedo Bombing Squadron 232 (VMTB-232) stand in front of Billboard displaying their squadron symbol of a red devil with spear and cape. It also displays silhouettes of Japanese ships they had struck. View of the newly constructed airstrip at Ulithi, as an F6F aircraft takes off. It is followed, in turn, by a C-47 (R4D),a PBY, and another F6F. Aerial view of Ulithi and the new broad runway running across the atoll.

Date: 1944, December 6
Duration: 1 min 19 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. 81st Division, 323 Infantry Regiment troops wade through water and walk past wreckage of a village in Ulithi Atoll.

U.S. 81st Division, 323 Infantry Regiment troops at Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island during World War II. The soldiers wade through water to board a landing barge. A soldier with a bandaged leg is helped by other soldiers in the water. Two soldiers with carbine advance warily towards ruins of a house. The troops looking from a hole in a damaged concrete wall of the house . A U.S. airplane in flight over a jungle. The soldiers advance through a jungle terrain. They walk past wreckage of a village in the jungle terrain. The soldiers advancing.

Date: 1944, September 24
Duration: 1 min 13 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
The U.S. fleet of warships at anchor off Ulithi Atoll in World War II

U.S. Naval fleet of warships anchored off Ulithi Atoll, Palau, Western Caroline Islands, during World War 2. Aircraft carriers are seen and many other types of warships. Closeup of a Pensacola, Salt Lake City ("Swayback Maru") class heavy cruiser, in camouflage paint, with Kingfisher scout plane on her stern. An escort aircraft carrier. A sling filled with supplies being unloaded on an aircraft carrier. A U.S. flag on the cargo ship in the background. Food supplies being unloaded from cargo nets. Sailors pick up the supplies and store them aboard the aircraft carrier. Cartons piled up inside the aircraft carrier. A sailor pulls a trolley loaded with food supplies. The interior of the carrier with stored food supplies.

Date: 1944, December 6
Duration: 2 min 7 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English