U.S. Naval bombardment of Mariana Islands during World War II
Mariana Islands Date:1944, June Duration:3 min 50 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Bombardment of Tinian, Saipan and Guam in the Mariana Islands by the U.S. Navy during World War II. Sailors on the destroyer USS Braine, DD-630, as viewed from the battleship USS New Mexico, BB-40, following transfer of several wounded from the destroyer to the battleship, during World War 2. A U.S. Northampton Class heavy cruiser bombarding Japanese positions in Mariana Islands. Smoke rising from shell strikes. Officer aboard the USS New Mexico observing action through binoculars. A sailor scanning horizon with binoculars. Triple gun turrets of the New Mexico trained to port. She being firing guns singly. Signal flags being raised above the New Mexico. Officers scanning horizon with binoculars. A couple of crew members taking a snooze break on deck. Various views of smoke rising in distance, from naval shelling. Two U.S. Navy observation float planes fly overhead. A formation of nine U.S. carrier-based aircraft fly toward the island. More views of explosions ashore. Two light cruisers firing close to shore.
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