Surrender of Japanese Imperial forces leads to end of World War II. Wake Island on map. Formal Surrender of Japanese garrison on island. Marine officers at Wake Island. Flag raising ceremonies and wreckage of planes on islands. Officers present include USMC General Sanderson, Commander Cross, Commander Masek, Lieutenant Colonel Roberson, and Commander Walter Bayler (who had been the last American to leave Wake Island before its takeover by Japanese forces in December 1941).
The U.S. Navy attacks Wake Island during World War II. A United States Navy (USN) aircraft in flight. USN aircraft parked at an airfield. Crew at work. A tug tows a USN aircraft. The crew carries bombs in a small elevator. A naval ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Bombers in flight. Aerial view of ships underway. The aircraft in formation flight. A map of the Pacific Ocean. The aircraft in flight above the clouds. The bomber aircraft carry out low level bombing attacks on Wake Island. A Japanese ship is set on fire. United States Navy F6F Hellcat fighter aircraft drop bombs. Another Hellcat aircraft drops bombs. A F6F Hellcat aircraft lands safely at an airfield. Men at the airfield. Smoke rises due to bombardment. Smoking Wake Island. The aircraft in flight. Barrels of guns in the foreground.
Overseas activities of United States Coast Guard in World War II. U.S. Landing Craft Infantry,LCI(L) 617,part of LCI Flotilla 22 in World War 2. She is seen underway in rough waters of the Pacific ocean during 1945.Coast Guardsman ordered to Battle stations. A Coast Guardsman observes approaching enemy aircraft through binoculars. Coast guard gunner fires Antiaircraft guns using foot trigger. Enemy plane crashes in ocean. A Coast Guardsman signals using semaphore flags. Beachhead supply operations. Coast Guard Picket Boat, CG-42022, seen patrolling around U.S. transport ships in a Persian port, while they carry lend lease supplies to the Soviet Union.Coast Guard combat patrol in jungle using canines. The Cactus (A) Class 180 foot buoy tender, USCGC Tupelo placing a buoy at sea. Releasing a weather balloon. A Coast Guard wooden 83 foot cutter ("83 footer"). Loading a Coast Guard B-24 aircraft on Guam. The plane takes off. Invasion task force of U.S. warships underway. Coast Guard crews at various duty stations aboard their ships during the war.. The former luxury liner, SS Manhattan,underway, her decks crowded with troops, following her conversion into the U.S. Coast Guard-manned USS Wakefield (AP-21). U.S. Navy attack transport,USS Arthur Middleton (APA-25) at sea in the Pacific. Coast Guard operating transport ships unloading cargo for Allied invasion forces and running inter-island shipping service in the Pacific, during World War II.Landing Ship Tank (LST-788) arriving at the beach next to Landing Ship Medium, LSM-242, on Iwo Jima. A Landing Vehicle Tracked (LVT) being driven off LST-760. USS LCI(L)-87, Flagship of LCI Flotilla 10. Her Captain, M. E. Imlay, USCG, is seen on her bridge, before departing from England for the Normandy invasion. U.S. Landing Craft Infantry, LCI(L)-668 at beach and troops wading ashore.
USS Intrepid (CV-11) aircraft carrier underway in the Pacific Ocean during World War II, near the Ryuku Islands, in support of operations on Okinawa. U.S. Navy sailors on the deck of the aircraft carrier with fire hoses. Sailors work to extinguish fire after a Japanese kamikaze aircraft crashed into the ship. Smoke rises from the carrier. Men clear wreckage of the aircraft. Intrepid's 20 mm guns fire at enemy planes.
Mass funeral aboard the USS Hancock (CV-19) in the Pacific Ocean. Bodies committed to ocean in Mass Funeral Ceremony. Multiple crews of six men each carry dead sailors, wrap each in the U.S. flag, place them on a board and tip them into the ocean. Marines fire rifle salute. View of sheet covered bodies on lower deck awaiting burial at sea. The 50 men were killed in a January 21, 1945 accident when a TBF Avenger returned from a sortie in the area of Formosa (Taiwan). It landed on the deck and taxied near the island, and then exploded killing 50 men and injuring 75.
A film to honor and remember the men who served in the U.S. Navy during World War II. A log book entry of USS Franklin (CV-13). Crew on the flight deck of USS Franklin in the Pacific Ocean. Fueling crew in red shirts, aircraft directors in yellow shirts. Men who load armor and aircraft in blue shirts. Men are reviewed by the executive officer. After the inspection men leave for their work. Aircraft taxi on the flight deck on 20th February, 1945. Aircraft of Air Group 35 and 75 take off. Aircraft in a formation flight. Aerial view of the Naval Air Station at Kanoehe, Hawaii. A ship loaded with supplies. Supplies loaded on trolleys. 'Outrigger Canoe Club' at a beach. Fliers on the beach. They sunbathe and enjoy rowing. Sailors board USS Franklin. The ship underway at sea to rejoin task force 58. Escort vessels sail alongside. Aircraft in flight overhead. The ship heads towards Ulithi island. A log book entry. A fleet of ships near Ulithi island. Carrier Hancock in the fleet. The fleet sails towards the island of Honshu, Japan.