U.S. naval operations off Enewetak Island in the Marshall Islands during World War 2. A Vought OS2U Kingfisher float plane, with sailor standing in its cockpit, is hoisted on a crane. Camera focuses on a U.S. Porter Class Destroyer moving to the right, and then pans astern, to another one headed in the opposite direction and several destroyer escorts. Next, a Northampton CA class heavy cruiser is seen. Closeup of 3-inch being fired aboard a warship. Scene switches to Five-inch 25 caliber guns being fired from Northampton class cruiser. Camera pans horizon. Scene shifts to deck of Northampton CA class cruiser and catapulting of its OS2U Kingfisher observation plane. Smoke rising from Naval gunfire striking the island. landing craft seen in the water. Image temporarily obscured by heavy smoke.
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