U.S. amphibious assault on Japanese-held island in Pacific during World War II
Pacific Theater Date:1944, June Duration:3 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. amphibious assault on Pacific island in World War 2. Transport ships offshore. A U.S. Fletcher Class destroyer, close to shore, bombarding the shore. White smoke rising from shell burst. Landing craft heading toward shore. Black smoke rising on shoreline, from naval shelling. More black smoke and fires at another shore location. Plume of water from Japanese shell striking near assault boats. The destroyer close to the shore as smoke drifts above mountain in background. Flames at shore. Landing craft tracked (LCT) approaching shore and avoiding area of fire and smoke. American SC-497 Class Submarine Chaser, PC-1278, close to shore. She displays a red flag with white stripe, as secondary control ship for Red Beach. Several LVTs led by one displaying Wave Commander blue and orange flag. Several plumes of water thrown into the air from Japanese shells or bombs. Assault boats reaching narrow beach, where a fire is burning. Other boats and LVTs avoiding the area of smoke and fire. Landing craft clustered at shore and one flying red and white flag, away from the shore. Several structures on the shore. More black smoke rising from shore. Camera pans around showing steep vegetation-covered hills characteristic of the island.
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