World War II Japanese attack on troop convoy at Port Moresby New Guinea; also Battle of Midway scenes aboard USS Yorktown.
Pacific Theater Date:1942 Duration:2 min 23 sec Sound:Yes
American and Australian troop convoy underway at sea, and then arriving at Port Moresby, New Guinea. A Hudson bomber of the Royal Australian Air Force flys by the troop ship escorting them into the harbor. U.S. and Australian troops unloading men and supplies at Port Moresby. Japanese planes attack the dock area and troop convoy. Elevated land-based views of the harbor with explosions and smoke during the bombing. Anti aircraft guns fired at enemy planes. Soldiers and sailors on ships at harbor open fire on the Japanese aircraft overhead. Planes drop bombs and explosions occur. Complete change of scene to the USS Yorktown (CV-5) during the Battle of Midway on June 4, 1942. United States Navy sailors fighting fires aboard the USS Yorktown. Japanese airplanes overhead during the Battle of Midway attacking the Yorktown. Patterns of tracer bullets seen fired from the Yorktown. Japanese torpedo bomber aircraft is hit by gunners on the USS Yorktown.
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