Scenes from Pacific theater during Second World War. Aerial view of Aguiguan Island south of Tinian Island in the Mariana Island chain. Aerial views of the Caroline Islands in vicinity of Ulithi atoll. A U.S. P-38 lightning fighter plane aloft near clouds. Aerial views of the U.S. fleet at anchor near Ulithi atoll.
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.
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.
U.S. 81st Division, 323 Infantry Regiment troops at Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island during World War II. U.S. 81st Division on Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) land ashore the atoll. The soldiers advance on a beach. The soldiers on a LVT ashore the beach. Insignia of the United States on the LVT. The LVTs on the beach. The soldiers cautiously advance across atoll. The troops carrying guns advance through bushes and tress. The troops look at their enemies and advance from between the heavy bushes. A close up of a soldier with a gun behind a tree. The troops advance on the atoll. The troops advancing cautiously. The wrecked equipment on the atoll. The troops look at the wreckage. A damaged concrete wall in the foreground.
Three crew members stand on deck of a U.S. aircraft carrier, anchored off Ulithi Atoll during World War 2. One holds an anemometer, with its buckets spinning. A TBF avenger aircraft on deck ready to be catapulted. It launches and is seen flying away above a variety of naval vessels at anchor. View from an aircraft flying fast and low, past Ulithi Atoll. A TBF avenger landing on the Ulithi airstrip. (Note: At TC 00:28 through 00:36, the Destroyer Tender, USS Prairie AD15, is seen with several destroyers tied to it. She rescued survivors from the sinking of the Oiler, USS Mississinewa, AO-59, by a Japanese Kaiten suicide submarine, on November 20, 1944.)
LST (Landing Ship, Tank) underway after departing for Okinawa operation. Bridge of LST rolls in heavy seas. Marine looks over side of ship at waves and breakers. LST pitch in heavy seas.