U.S. Navy task force attacks Japanese-held Peleliu, Palau Islands, during World War II
Peleliu Palau Islands Date:1944 Duration:3 min 31 sec Sound:Yes
Scenes from U.S. Office of War Information film called, "Fury in the Pacific." Clouds silhouetted at sunset or sunrise, over Peleliu Island, as seen from a ship during World War 2. View of Japanese airfield at Peleliu, from U.S. reconnaissance airplane flying overhead. U.S. Navy ordnance crewman wheels a 500 lb bomb, on a dolley, across the flight deck of an aircraft carrier. Other "red shirts" load a 500 pound bombs on an F6F aircraft. Marines loading machine gun belt ammunition into an airplane. Pilots scrambling across the flight deck to their aircraft. Engines starting on a large group of Navy F6F aircraft on the carrier deck. F6Fs taking off from carrier. SB2C Hellcat taking off. View back from tail of aircraft showing Essex-class carrier behind. Formations of SB2Cs and F6Fs in flight headed toward Peleliu. View from air of the Japanese airfield. Smoke rising from the ground. Formation of U.S. Army Air Force B-24 Liberator bombers of the Far Eastern Air Force, in flight overhead. Pilot and copilot in cockpit of a B-24. Navigator at his station. Aerial view of B-24 formation. Waist gunner manning gun in B-24. Bombardier in nose. Bombs falling away and striking all over the Japanese airfield. Anchors being weighed on warship. Sailors in control room of a U.S. warship. View of two New Mexico class battleships, one in camouflage. Three U.S. battleships in single file. the closest carries two Curtiss SOC Seagull scout planes. Sailors cleaning barrel of a war ship's gun. Glimpses of warships and transport ships of the invasion convoy.
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