US Army Air Forces light Grasshopper aircraft on a reconnaissance mission on Bougainville during World War II.
Bougainville Island Papua New Guinea Date:1944 Duration:1 min 29 sec Sound:Yes
US and Japanese forces battle during the Bougainville Campaign of World War II. A US Army Air Forces Grasshopper light aircraft takes off to conduct a reconnaissance mission against Japanase forces who hold part of Bougainville, New Guinea. The aircraft in flight over difficult terrain, flying slowly at tree-top height. The pilot spots Japanese positions and radios the ground forces. US artillery is positioned and fired. They blast revealed Japanese positions. Infantry units land near the Jaba River and progress to clean up isolated Japanese troops. A Grasshopper in flight overhead.
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