General MacArthur arrives and inspects Allied forces at the war front in New Guinea during World War II.
New Guinea Date:1943 Duration:2 min 13 sec Sound:Yes
A USAAF B-17 bomber taxis in after landing at Vivigani Airfield on Goodenough Island in New Guinea. General MacArthur steps from the aircraft and is greeted by the American Air Base Commander. Closeup of General MacArthur. Next, a jeep carrying him and several others is seen from the rear as it drives over roads literally hacked from the jungles. Views of friendly native tribesmen, engaged by the Allies, carrying supplies toward the front. as Australian troops march along side them. View of rough water tumbling in a river and native bearers crossing it on a suspension bridge. View from above of long line of New Guinea native bearers moving along a path. Back at Vivigani Airfield , MacArthur greets some of the American fliers who have been attacking Japanese shipping from there. His B-17E, tail number 41-12633, ("Sally") is parked in the background. General MacArthur salutes and heads to his B-17 (that will take him to 7-Mile Drome near Port Moresby). View of a USAAF B24 Liberator bomber taxiing on the airfield. Another B-24 (named "Connebb's Speciab" is being loaded with bombs. Crew of a B-24 getting briefed as they stand under the wing of their aircraft. A pilot sticking his head out of the cockpit window. A B-24 airborne after takeoff. View from B-24 of a Japanese ship in sea below. Gunners inside the B-24 strafing the ship as the B-24 flies low over it. Bombs dropping during the Aircraft' second pass over the Japanese ship. View of the bombs exploding at port and starboard of the ship. View of clouds and then interior of the B-24 as crew members converse on their way back to their base.
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