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.)
U.S. troops at Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island during World War II. U.S. Admiral William H. T. Blandy and staff walk along a beach through jungle area to location where flag raising ceremony is to be held. Admiral and his staff walking. A close up of Blandy with one of his staff. The U.S. troops on vehicles with equipment drive on a dirt road. Palm trees on the beach. Admiral Blandy and his staff walking through the jungle area. A damaged concrete wall in the foreground. The troops and Admiral walk past the damaged concrete wall. They arrive at the area where flag ceremony is to be held. Admiral Blandy salutes as the U.S. flag is raised. A close up of Admiral saluting. The staff and Admiral in a jeep leave the area.
U.S. soldiers at Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island during World War II. A long line of soldiers wade through water in search of beach obstacles. A landing craft underway in the background. A soldier places a flag on the beach. A hatched hut in the foreground. A U.S. Officer uses a megaphone to direct line of soldiers through water. The soldiers holding hand of each other walk in water. A close of the officer with the megaphone. The soldier places another flag.
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.
U.S. 81st Division, 323 Infantry Regiment troops at Ulithi Atoll in Caroline Island during World War II. The U.S. soldiers assemble on beach near a landing craft. All the soldiers carry combat life saving bag on their back. One of the soldier helps another to get into flame throwing equipment. The soldiers in a group carrying guns on their shoulders. A combat life saving bag. The soldiers stand behind a board talk. A soldier seated with a mortar in his hands. A soldier smokes a cigarette. Mortar parts, canteens, life saving bag and rifles kept on a platform. The soldiers near the landing craft.
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.