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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
 
 
Black smoke and flame rises from USS Mississinewa (AO-59) as it is hit by a Kaiten Kamikaze torpedo in Ulithi.

USS Mississinewa burns after being hit by a Kaiten Kamikaze torpedo in the Ulithi harbor during World War II. The black smoke and flame rises from USS Mississinewa. Smoke in sky from the burning ship. Smoke and flames rise from burning ship. Destroyers underway in the background. The ship burns. A U.S. soldier in the foreground. He points out at the burning USS Mississinewa. Two soldiers look at the ship as it burns. Black smoke and flame rises from the burning ship. A soldier looks at USS Mississinewa Tracers fire in sky. Smoke and flames rise.

Date: 1944, November 20
Duration: 3 min 58 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Unedited
Language: None
 
 
A tanker burns at Ulithi harbor and a destroyer drops depth charges with explosions behind the ship during World War I

The U.S. task force advances in the Pacific Ocean during World War II. A tanker burns in the Ulithi harbor. Black smoke pouring up from the ship. Other ships surround the area. The tanker burns. A Destroyer drops ash cans (depth charges). Explosions going off behind another ship.

Date: 1944
Duration: 54 sec
Sound: No
Color: Color
Clip Type: Edited
Language: English
 
 
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