U.S. soldiers and Marines advance during various combat operations in World War 2; shows ground and aerial battle
Pacific Theater Date:1944 Duration:2 min 30 sec Sound:Yes
Life of U.S. soldiers in various theaters, operating under very difficult conditions during World War II. Soldiers take positions in dense woods and fire rifles during a combat operation. They run and advance in a battlefield. Negro U.S. army soldiers load and fire an artillery piece. A planes crashes, but pilot's parachute is seen safely descending. B-26 hit by flak, bursts into flame, part of engine falls away and aircraft spirals out of control on fire. Aircraft shot out of sky by fighter from behind. Glider aircraft noses forward during landing and flips up in the air. Gun camera footage from a U.S. aircraft firing at another aircraft on the ground. The target aircraft explodes and the flying aircraft flys through the smoke and flame directly above it. Soldiers fire at the enemy during what appears to be a battle in the pacific region. Machine gunner directs fire at enemy, and repeatedly hits a corpse lying just in front of the gun emplacement. Marines fire on Japanese positions on a Pacific island. Ruined villages and burning huts are seen, with U.S. tanks passing by. Marines direct flamethrowers into wrecked buildings and fortifications. Close view of machine gun barrel from side, firing rounds. Soldiers during a combat battle in dense woods of varying terrain. Soldiers advancing during battle. Marines direct flamethrowers at targets ahead.
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