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Ulithi Atoll Caroline Islands 1944 stock footage and images

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U.S. Navy aircraft making use of new airstrip at Ulithi Atoll, during construction in World War II

A quad 50 (4-50 caliber machine guns) mounted on a U.S. Army vehicle at the shore at Ulithi Atoll, during World War 2. A C-47 (Navy R4D) parked on airstrip with Seabees at work with trucks in background. A PBY Catalina amphibian plane being serviced. An F6F parked on sand in makeshift revetment. Another one coming in for a landing. The landing F6F on ground roll as a steam roller passes in foreground. Navy F6F aircraft arriving, from aircraft carriers, and being parked. Numerous Navy aircraft, including SB2C Helldivers and F6F Hellcats, parked with wings folded on the airstrip, while construction work continues. Men recover items from a crashed F6F, as smoke rises in background. They work to prevent fire around the crashed plane. Hoses are stretched around the plane and one man holds a pressure nozzle.

Date: 1944, December 6
Duration: 1 min 38 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
United States 5th fleet ships anchored at Ulithi in West Caroline during World War 2

A film titled 'Ulithi Anchorage' shows United States 5th fleet ships anchored at Ulithi, a group of coral islands, in West Caroline in the Pacific during World War II. An aircraft flies over the ships. An island with an airstrip is seen. All kinds of ships - carriers loaded with bombers, mother ship and its destroyer, dry dock for repairs and a hospital ship are seen.

Date: 1945
Duration: 2 min 12 sec
Sound: Yes
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
U.S. Convoy departs for Okinawa operation from Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Islands.

U.S. convoy departs for Okinawa operation. View from side of ship, convoy leaves Ulithi Harbor. LST (Landing Ship, Tank) sails ahead. Craft with signal flags up. Anchor comes up from water. Ship rides roughly in sea.

Date: 1945, March 25
Duration: 1 min 43 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Burning USS Mississinewa torpedoed at Ulithi in Pacific.

Smoke arises from burning USS Mississinewa at Ulithi in Pacific. It was torpedoed. Other ships pass nearby at sea. Huge smoke column rises from the burning ship. Other ships in the background.

Date: 1944, November 20
Duration: 3 min 17 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Smoke rises from burning USS Mississinewa (AO-59) at Ulithi in Pacific after attack by Japanese torpedo.

Smoke rises from burning USS Mississinewa at Ulithi in Pacific. It was torpedoed. Huge smoke arises. Auxiliary ships in harbor. Ships pass near the burning ship. Patrol drops depth charges. They explode.

Date: 1944, November 20
Duration: 3 min 18 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
Huge smoke column rises from burning USS Mississinewa (AO-59) at Ulithi Lagoon at Pacific

Huge smoke column and flames rise from burning USS Mississinewa at Ulithi Lagoon at Pacific. Destroyer patrols the Lagoon. It drops depth charges. Smoke column rises from the burning ship. Destroyer and other ships at sea. A man sits on a boat and watches the burning ship. Smoke arises from the stacks of the passing ships. Night view of the sea.

Date: 1944, November 20
Duration: 2 min 11 sec
Sound: No
Color: Monochrome
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None