Japanese warships fire at U.S. aircraft off Kiska, Aleutian Islands, during World War II
Aleutians Date:1942, September 14 Duration:1 min 42 sec Sound:NO SOUND
View of a motorboat heading toward an Japanese Imperial Navy Niagra-class light cruiser anchored near a submarine, in waters off Kiska,in the Aleutian Islands, during World War 2. Scene shifts to Japanese naval guns firing. A U.S. Army Air forces B-24 Liberator bomber is seen in flight overhead. Explosion and smoke fills scene next to Japanese camera ship, and then another bomb explodes in the water nearby. A Japanese submarine and destroyer are in the background. Japanese ship fires anti-aircraft guns at a U.S. PBY-5 Catalina in flight overhead. Camera follows flight of the Catalina past ship's funnel which is emitting black smoke. Another bomb hits water near the ship. More anti-aircraft fire is seen from the ship. The Catalina turns away, with a slight trail of smoke behind. Next, a large explosion is seen from a bomb striking near the shore. A Catalina, flying toward the camera ship, passes over a hill, through black flak clouds, and is struck. It descends, emitting trailing puffs of black smoke and strikes the shoreline in an explosion and black smoke.
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