Mission of Joint Assault Signal Companies during amphibious assaults in World War II
Pacific Theater Date:1944 Duration:1 min 2 sec Sound:Yes
Montage of military footage assembled to describe Joint Assault Signal Companies, in World War 2. Some inserts are inconsistent and anachronistic. Scenes of U.S. amphibious assault on a Japanese-held island in the Pacific theater. Camera focuses on small fast-moving assault boat carrying Army and Navy personnel of a Joint Assault Signal Company. A Japanese Aichi B7A Ryusei "Grace" aircraft flying low over the water in background. U.S. troops leaving an LST (Landing Ship Tank) and wading ashore. Some pushing a jeep through the surf. Members of a Joint Assault Signal Company running ashore with a spool of communications cable. Others carrying small arms climb out of an assault boat. Signal company soldiers laying communications cable as they move through jungle. Sailor aboard a U.S. warship ostensibly communicating with the signal company via light blinker. Naval gunfire bombarding enemy positions. Narrator's mention of air support is followed by anachronistic insert of U.S. Army B-10 bombers in formation flight; of bombardier in nose; and views of bombs falling. Next, a formation of B-25 Mitchell bombers is seen in flight and bombs falling. Back in the jungle, signal company men string wire on palm tree. Field artillery firing. Soldiers hunkered down in a shell hole. Signal company soldier using SCR-300-A Radio set.
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