U.S. Navy Assault Force advances while U.S. aircraft bomb Japanese air bases and shore installations on Tinian Island.
Pacific Theater Date:1944, June Duration:6 min 39 sec Sound:Yes
USS Yorktown CV-10 in the Pacific Theater during the Battle of the Philippine Sea. The carrier advances towards the Mariana Islands. On the eve of battle, soldiers scrub up to lessen the danger of infection in case they're wounded. Sailors clean up, bathe and rest. Priests conduct services aboard the ship. Sailors take communion and pray. Crewmen read and sleep on their bunks. The carrier underway at dusk. Cooks and bakers prepare a hearty meal of stakes and eggs. Officers take their meal at a table. The alarm goes off to warn of an enemy attack. Sailors rush to their battle stations. Bombardment by Japanese torpedo bomber planes. Fire due to explosions around the ships. Black smoke rises up into the air. Anti aircraft fire from the U.S. ships, planes are hit and descend towards the water. The alarm sounds, pilots rush and board planes and take off. The Radio Plotting Room in charge Smokey and other operators tracks down enemy planes. A map depicts Japanese air bases and military installations in the Mariana Islands, including the Japanese fortified Guam. Radio operators at work. U.S. planes in flight. They swoop down upon Tinian Island and bomb enemy installations. Explosions due to bombardment. Shore installations and air bases bombed. Craters on the island. The U.S. Assault Force battleships including USS Colorado, USS Tennessee and USS Pennsylvania advance. Explosions due to enemy fire.
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