The Pacific campaign on the Island of Saipan, Mariana Islands during World War II. P-47 Thunderbolt planes loaded aboard carriers in Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. P-47s of the 318th Fighter Group, 19th Fighter Squadron , are loaded aboard the two aircraft carriers, USS Manila Bay and USS Natoma Bay, at Ford Island, Pearl Harbor. Among the aircraft seen are: P-47 named "Big Baduzi;" P-47 number 42-75783 named "Little Rock-ette;" one named "The Wicked Wench;" and one with serial number 43-2530. Various views of aircraft being loaded on carriers from dock area. Crane in operation. Plane being swung over onto the deck where it is pushed on the elevator and moved down into the hold of the ship. Air Force mechanics working with Navy personnel moving planes and placing them below deck. Navy personnel pushing the aircraft around into position above and below the deck of carrier. Sailors cut loose the mooring lines. Several officers and sailors standing on deck of a carrier as they move out of the harbor. View across Pearl Harbor at Diamond Head mountain in background. Remaining ground crews, support personnel, and others of the 318th Fighter Group assembled on the pier, ready to embark on a troop ship, June 6, 1944. They commence boarding via a gangplank, being checked off as they board.(This third convoy, departs on June 7th.) Various sections of ship with views looking out across at land and ships parked in the harbor.
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