Amphibious assault by U.S. Marines in Pacific Theater during World War II.
Pacific Theater Date:1945 Duration:2 min 3 sec Sound:Yes
Steady growth of U.S. fleet in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Naval guns on a battleship. U.S. Navy sailors loading shells for naval guns. Marines at work on battleships. A gun barrel as it swings into position. US Navy sailor fire guns from the battleships. Rocket barrage from warship toward Japanese enemy targets on shore. Explosions on shore as rocket impact. Two Navy Underwater Demolition Team members (early SEAL unit), wearing only swim suits and belts with equipment, jump from a small raft into the water off shore. Huge explosion in beach area which narrator attributes to demolition team work. The marines disembark from a ship. The marines on landing boats heading for shore. Bombs explode on a beach. The U.S. Marines climb a climbing net on a ship. U.S. Marines going ashore on the beach in prone position and under fire from Japanese positions. US Army units also seen going ashore. A medic or corpsman on shore assists a wounded soldier. Marines in combat near shore, advancing and covering each other. Marines firing mortars and rifles. Soldiers advance inland, running to new positions as they advance. Aircraft in flight. Gun camera footage of a U.S. aircraft firing at a Japanese aircraft and the Japanese plane is hit. A Douglas SBD Dauntless overhead and tipping its wings near beach area. Landing Craft Tank LCT 1006 at shore with a US Army truck exiting the hold to drive onto the beach. American military equipment amassing on a beach head. Rear view of a loaded DUKW as it drives ashore. Aerial view of a Grumman TBF Avenger aircraft firing two rounds of rockets toward enemy positions.
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