Activities of 8th Fighter Group on the deck of a ship underway in Mortoi harbor, Indonesia.
Morotai Island Indonesia Date:1944, November 8 Duration:3 min 12 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army Air Force 8th Fighter Group on Morotai Island in Indonesia during World War II. A ship convoy anchored at Morotai harbor. The gun of a destroyer off starboard bow. The soldiers of the fighter group look out from the starboard side of the ship. The soldiers on cots on an enclosed deck. Three soldiers look out from the deck. The soldiers will full equipment, helmets, life- jackets and canteens climb up ladder to posts on the ship. They practice 'Abandon ship drill'. Soldiers in a landing craft underway. They run down a ladder wearing helmets and life belts. The soldiers wait for a signal to throw a life raft over the side of the ship. The soldiers gather around a small dog mascot. The dog. The soldiers play cards on the deck. A soldier deals cards. The soldiers talk and read on the quarterdeck. Officers gathered at a railing on the top deck.
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