Allied officers discuss invasion maneuvers and strafing of Japanese aircraft in the Pacific Theater.
Pacific Theater Date:1944 Duration:2 min 6 sec Sound:NO SOUND
Allied troops prepare for invasion and advance in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Naval and army officers sitting at a desk discuss invasion maneuvers. The model of an island laid out upon a table. An officer pointing out sectors of the island. A sailor operates a blinker system of communication aboard a ship. The deck of a flat top shows a U.S. Navy F-6F Hellcat taking off. Allied troops preparing for invasion aboard a ship. A Higgins boat being lowered from the side of a freighter. Troops go down rope ladders into the Higgins boat. The freighter anchored with the Higgins boat alongside. Marines in camouflage uniforms going down rope ladders into the Higgins boat. An army officer and a General scanning the horizon with binoculars. A destroyer laying down a barrage. Guns of battleships are fired. Freighters at anchor near a coastline. The coastline showing heavy columns of black smoke rising in the area. Strafing of Japanese Navy seaplanes, base hangar buildings and aircraft stationary in front of hangars near the water. Strafing of Japanese aircraft on the ground of an airfield. An Allied fighter aircraft attacks a two engine Japanese aircraft resulting in explosions. The aircraft falling in flames.
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