Preparing fighter planes for strike missions against Japan, Island of Saipan, Mariana Islands in World War II. P-47 Thunderbolts serviced and readied for strafing, dive bombing, and fire bomb strikes by U.S. personnel on Aslito Airfield. 318th Fighter Group Commander Colonel L. M. Sanders discusses the next strike with 19th Squadron Commander Major Harry McAfee. Pilots are briefed by officer. Men preparing planes for strike missions. A man holding Japanese flag. Man working on wing of P-47 Thunderbolt fighter. Soldier loads 50 cal machine gun belt onto aircraft. Demolition bombs transported on airfield. Men loads bombs and rockets onto a P-47.
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