U.S. troops make amphibious assault on Makin Island, Gilbert Islands in the Pacific during World War II
Pacific Ocean Date:1943, November 20 Duration:3 min 0 sec Sound:NO SOUND
U.S. Army troops from elements of the 27th Infantry Division, clamber down a rope net over the side of the Attack Cargo Ship, USS Alcyone (AKA-7) and board her landing craft for an amphibious assault on Makin Island, during World War 2 in the Pacific. Views of Higgins Boats (landing craft) underway, some from the USS Leonard Wood (APA-12). Explosions on the shore from Naval bombardment. View from inside a packed landing craft approaching the shore. Gunfire from U.S. Naval warships offshore. Various views of the landing craft underway. An aircraft flying close over the water in the background. A wounded person being hoisted aboard one of the transport ships. Heavy black smoke rising from Naval gunfire striking the shore. A line of landing craft. View from front of a landing craft about to hit the beach. U.S. troops wading ashore.
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