U.S. Navy strikes at Japanese positions in Gilbert and Marshall islands early in World War II
Pacific Theater Date:1942, February Duration:2 min 59 sec Sound:Yes
View of Diamond Head, framed by palm trees on Waikaki Beach, Oahu, Hawaii. Street scene with building. Inside, a sign reading: "Commander in Chief U.S. Pacific Fleet." In his office, Admiral Chester Nimitz is seen holding a staff meeting. He and one of his staff look over charts with magnifying glasses. Animated map shows prospective supply lines overwater to Australia from Pearl Harbor and Panama. View of U.S. supply ships in a convoy underway in the Pacific Ocean. Soldiers in life vests looking over the railing of a troop ship. Animated map shows threats from Japanese bases in the Gilbert and Marshall Islands in World War 2. Task Force 8, assembled around the Aircraft Carrier Enterprise (CV-6) prepares to attack Japanese positions in the Marshall Islands. The Cruiser, USS Salt Lake City (CA-25) in calm waters. Deck of the Aircraft carrier Enterprise, filled with F4F aircraft with engines running. A Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft takes off from the Enterprise. View from the carrier as the Cruiser Salt Lake City passes to starboard. U.S. Cruisers begin naval bombardment. Smoke rising from burning shore installation. Formation of Douglas SBD Dauntless aircraft overhead. Port in Australia, with ships docked and a sentry patrolling. Soldiers waving from a troop ship arriving. Troops disembarking. Body of a P-38 aircraft being offloaded. A Cruiser docked at end of wharf.
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