U.S. 3rd Battalion 1st Marines advance through Yasusu village in Okinawa. Tank atop a hill. Tanks fire from top of hill. Marines with packs on moving up through ravine. Bombs explode in a field in background. Mortar barrage explodes on ridge. Smoke belching forth from strikes. Marines move up towards Kings Ridge and Sugar Loaf Hill. Marines behind embankment, communications post in foreground. Marines run along the road at the back of ridge.
U.S. 3rd Battalion 1st Marines advance through Yasusu village in Okinawa. A Marine throws smoke grenade at Japanese position at embankment. White phosphorous grenade explosions. Marines come back after taking cover behind small embankment, marines running at high port. They move over crest of hill.
U.S. 3rd Battalion 1st Marines advances during mop up of Yasusu village in Okinawa. Shows white phosphorous explosions on hill. Tanks fire in the background.
Invasion of Aguni, a village in Okinawa, Japan during World War II. Battleships at sea during invasion of Aguni in Ryukyu Islands in Japan on 9th June 1945. Artillery fired from the ships. Landing crafts carrying 8th Regiment Combat troops approach the island. The troops holding guns, advance on the island. The soldiers fire guns. The soldiers move under cover. The Japanese civilians come out of their hiding in underground shelters. A civilian and few others come out of their hiding place. The Japanese civilians being held. Women and children standing on the road. The native women prostrate before a soldier. The soldier offers them cigarettes to calm their fear. Soldiers with the women and children.
Okinawa Operations in Pacific Theater. United States Marine units and 24th Army Corps advance in the villages of the islands. Tanks advance in the villages. Marines approach houses in the village. Fire and smoke due to explosions. Dead bodies lay on ground. Fire rises up from the houses in village. Flame throwing Sherman tanks set huge fires throughout the villages. Aerial view of smoke over island. Infantry equipped with small arms, and some seen carrying flame thrower packs on their backs, moving along the roads without heavy support weapons. U.S. Douglas TBM Avenger aircraft drop food, water and munitions by parachute to Marines climbing hills. Smoke protects Marines crossing an open slope.
Battle of Okinawa in Japan, during World War II. U.S. Infantry troops advance on a road lined by trees in the village of Kin in Okinawa. The soldiers, holding guns, move in front of the houses in the village. Women and children seated in front of the houses. Children watch the soldiers in front of a building. A board, with letters written in Japanese. The U.S. soldiers with the villagers. Soldiers inspecting Japanese uniforms. The soldiers searching for Japanese troops in the village. The Japanese troops dressed as villagers being led away by the U.S. troops.