United States ships bombard the coast of Iwo Jima, Japan during World War II.
Iwo Jima Date:1945, February 19 Duration:2 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View from inside one of several U.S. Army Air Forces B-24 liberator bombers attacking Japanese positions on Iwo Jima in World War II. Dim aerial view of Iwo Jima from overflying Navy PB4Y. Smoke rising from isolated explosions on the ground. U.S. Navy warships, including battleships, cruisers, and gunboats, of Task Force 51, commanded by Vice Admiral Richmond Kelly Turner, are visible but not individually identifiable from the air. smoke rising onshore as shells from navy guns explode. Smoke also seen from the barrels of the warships themselves, as they fire barrages. Large white clouds of smoke obscure the beaches of Iwo Jima as the warships begin firing white phosphorus shells. At the same time, large numbers of amphibious landing craft are assembled in lines ready to move toward the beach. Bright images of the battleship, USS Idaho (BB-42) bombarding Iwo Jima with her twelve 14-inch guns. View from the air over Iwo Jima during the naval bombardment.
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