U.S. Marines in an LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) during amphibious exercises at White Beach, Okinawa, Japan
Okinawa Japan Date:1961, November 18 Duration:1 min 58 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Marines in landing crafts head for White Beach in amphibious exercises at White Beach, Okinawa, japan, on 18 November 1961. Marines on LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) underway towards the beach area. The marines look out over the water from the landing craft. A cruiser ship in the far background. A wave of landing craft from the USS Bayfield (APA-33) head in for a beach assault. One of the marines crouches down on the landing craft. The marines wade ashore through the surf after disembarking from the landing craft. An LCM (Landing Craft, Mechanized) moves onto the beach. A Kaman HUK-1 helicopter flies over the beach to land for picking up the wounded. A large explosion occurrs inland on the beach area. Two HR2S1 Marine assault helicopters in flight over water from the beach area. Simulated atomic explosion occur over the assault beach. A landing craft on the beach area. An LCVP moves in from right.
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