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D-Day Great Crusade
Topics: WWII, World War II
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Jul 19, 2021
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Battlefield The Battle For Normandy
Topics: World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France -- Normandy
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Dec 1, 2016 Armed Forces Staff College (U.S.)
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The Invasion Of Southern France, Operation Dragoon TABLE OF CONTENTS A BRIEF OUTLINE OF OPERATION DRAGOON CHAPTER I - INTRODUCTION 1 SECTION 1 - GENERAL BACKGROUND 1 2 - THE DECISION 2 CHAPTER II - PLANNING 3 SECTION 1 - TOPOGRAPHY 3 2 - ENEMY SITUATION 4 3 - GROUND FORCE PLANNING 5 4 - NAVAL PLANNING 8 5 - AIR FORCE PUNNING 9 6 - REPLACEMENTS 10 7 - CIVIL AFFAIRS 11 CHAPTER III - THE INVASION 13 SECTION 1 - MOUNTING AND MOVEMENT TO THE ASSAULT 13 2 - THE ASSAULT 13 3 - THE CAPTURE OF MARSEILLE...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- France, Southern., Operation Dragoon, 1944, World War,...
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Dec 1, 2016 Office, Director of Intelligence, Army Service Forces cre
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Flame! Special Technical Intelligence Bulletin No. 9: 2 June 1945
Topics: Flamethrowers, World War, 1939-1945 -- Military intelligence, World War II, World War, 1939-1945,...
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Dec 1, 2016 Manteuffel, Hasso von, 1897-1978; United States. Army, Europe. Historical Division. Foreign Military Studies Branch
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Fifth Panzer Army (Ardennes offensive)
Topics: Ardennes, Battle of the, 1944-1945, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Belgium, World War II,...
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Dec 1, 2016 United States. Army. Forces, Pacific
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Chronology Of The War In The Southwest Pacific, 1941-1945 "The victories achieved by invincible courage and gallantry in long and arduous fighting on the beaches and in the jungles, in the air and on the waters of the vast Pacific, are herein recorded in enduring tribute to the valor and perseverance of all ranks in the accomplishment of the liberation of the oppressed and the downfall of the aggressor."
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Chronology, United States. -- Army. -- Forces, Pacific -- Chronology,...
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Dec 1, 2016 United States. Army Port and Service Command; United States. Army. Forces in the Middle Pacific
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INDEX PART Page No. I ORGANIZATION Growth of Sand Island 19 Cargo and Passenger Control 20 II 1943: AUGUST - OCTOBER 25 Staging & Billeting, Packing & Crating, Army Shipments 28 Support of Gilbert Islands Operation 31 (Stevedore & TQM Training, Palletizing) School for Clerks & Stenographers 34 Fire Fighters' Training School 37 AP&SC Horticultural Branch 39 Insect & Rodent Control 45 III 1943: NOVEMBER - DECEMBER 47 Port Group (Prov) 51 Support of Marshal Islands...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. -- Army Port and Service Command -- History, World War,...
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Dec 1, 2016 United States. -- Air Force, 9th. -- Air Defense Command
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IX Air Defense, Command Historical And Statistical Summary, 1 January 1944 - 1 June 1945 Table Of Contents Frontispiece 2 Forward 3 Table Of Content 4 A Combined Effort 5 Narrative 6 Organization Chart Of Command Headquarters 16 Flow Charts 17 Decorations 21 Disposition Maps 22 Types and Number of Units 25 Strength In Personnel 26 Total Claims 27 Story Of Antwerp "X" 28 Health Of The Command 38 Judge Advocate General Section 45 Battle Of The Bulge 49 AA in Ground Roles 51...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945 -- Aerial operations, American, World War II, World War, 1939-1945,...
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Nov 20, 2016 United States. War Department
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TM 30-1512 O Inglês Falado: Curso Elementar - Spoken English : Basic Course 1945-01-15 INTRODUÇÃO 1. PRIMEIROS PASSOS Acentuação tônica. Entoação. A ligação das palavras. Alguns dos sons das consoantes. 2. ENCONTROS Novos sons: forma rápida de algumas palavras; th e dh. Não nasalize as vogais inglêsas. Pronomes. Presente de alguns verbos: bi, want, nou. Formai abreviada. Forma em s. Imperativo. 3. QUAL É A SUA PROFISSÃO? Sons das consoantes: h, r, 1. Plural de palavras: sons s,...
Topics: Technical Manual, English language -- Spoken English, United States. -- Army -- Handbooks, Manuals,...
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Sep 12, 2016 United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4270.  Not mentioned in description below is a cake with the words "A Jungle Plus Coconut Tree Equals Jap So Keep Your Eyes Open" National Archives description: "1) MS Chaplain holds Mass aboard AP -SV. 2) MS Is., LCPs lay to, BB shells Is. 3) CU Men in LCP, LVTA moves in, BB BG shells Is. -SV. 4) LS SBDs dive-bomb Is., explosions. 5) GV Marines advance, wreckage, dead Japanese camouflaged Marines, duck mascot -SV. [actual duck] 6) GV Bulldozer...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Tarawa, Battle Of, Kiribati, 1943,...
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Sep 12, 2016 United States. Navy
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National Archives  description:  "AVH SBD passes, smoke col. on shore BG. AVO-Pan Air strip, craters,grounded Japanese planes, bomb bursts-SV. AVH-Pan smoke col. on & near bombed strip. AVO-Pan bombed strip, craters near shore." National Archives Identifier: 76164   As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your choice and/or...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
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Sep 12, 2016 United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4749. National Archives  description:  "1) GV Large smoke columns rise from Is. 2) GV Plane dive bombs Is., bombs burst. 3) GV MS DD bombards Is., Is. BG. 4) GV LCIs (LCS) underway, firing-SV. 5) GV Many incendiaries burn on beach.6) LS Plane dives, passes over target. 7) MS AGC APPALACHIAN. 8) HS LCI (LCS) alongside, takes on 40MM ammo. from BB, rocket launchers BG-SV."  National Archives Identifier: 77211   As always, any error or typo is mine...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS Appalachian (AGC-1), World War,...
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Sep 12, 2016 United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4658. National Archives description: "1) MS Muzzles 14" guns fire, bombardment of Guam.2) HS-CU 5" guns bombard Is.-SV.3) HS OS2U catapulted from BB. 14" guns, FG.4) MS Shells burst on shore-SV.5) LS Town of Agana under bombardment.6) MS-GV 5" guns bombard Is., men handle ammunition.7) LS Huge explosion on shore.8) GV 14" guns bombard Is., searchlight & 20MM gun platform FG."  National Archives Identifier: 77179 As always,...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS New Mexico (BB-40), World War,...
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Sep 12, 2016 United States. War Department
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National Archives  description: "1) CU Japanese flag flying. 2) MCU Picture of nine men, attacking Pearl Harbor by two-men suicide subs. 3) MCU Mottos and letters written by the two-men suicide sub crew. 4) CU Cherry blossoms. 5) LA MLS PAN Cherry tree; roof of shrine in FG. 6) MLS Shrine. 7) MLS Several Japanese DDs underway. 8) HA MS Japanese marines in combat uniform standing in formation on deck; several officers reviewing them. G. 9) MCU Same officers. 10) MLS Two-wing Japanese...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Newsreel, World War II, Japanese Armed Forces, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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Sep 12, 2016 United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4660.  National Archives  description: "1) GV 5" gun fires, taken from inside 5" casemate. 2) MS TBF approaches, drops message. 3) MS Officer on bridge, watches bombardment. 4) MS Man signals, semaphore  5.) MS Men lounge, play cards on deck. 6) GV USS IDAHO framed by 16" guns & man. 7) GV Shells burst on beach. 8) GV OS2U lands, taxis, hoisted aboard. 9) MS Men on deck watch bombardment. 10) MS Men in chow line on deck." ...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Avenger (Fighter Plane), United...
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Sep 12, 2016 United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #4659. National Archives  description:  "1) GV Cruiser underway (scenic shot).2) GV Dive bombers & SB2C bomb beach.3) LS USS PENNSYLVANIA bombards Is.4) GV Smoke columns rise from Is.5) GV 40MM tracers strafe floating oil drums.6) MS Shells explode on Arati Pt." National Archives Identifier: 77180 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Iwo Jima, Battle Of, Japan, 1945,...
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Sep 12, 2016 United States. Navy
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National Archives  description:  "Japanese soldiers kill and torture Chinese. The dead are thrown on trucks and buried. Shows dead Japanese soldiers and explains that war production and war bonds help deal justice to the enemies and contribute to victory." National Archives Identifier: 11810 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's charity of your...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Sino-Japanese War, 1937-1945, World War II, War Bonds, World War,...
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Sep 12, 2016 WWII
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National Archives  description: "Reel 1 shows airplanes in flight; a Polish newspaper; a parade of Polish cavalry units; and Polish planes, armored units, and tanks. Maps illustrate Poland's presumed expansionist tendencies which include the conquest of Germany. Crowds in Danzig listen to a Nazi orator. German-Danzig troops patrol and construct wire obstacles. Shows German flags and symbols on Danzig buildings, German troops, German warships, and German planes on the ground. Includes a...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, National Socialism, World War II, Newsreel, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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CMH 70-99-1 Nisei Linguists: Japanese Americans in the Military Intelligence Service During World War II  The U.S. Army and the Nisei before Pearl Harbor  Fourth Army intelligence school, November 1941-May 1942  MIS Nisei pioneers, May 1942-February 1943  Camp Savage, 1942-1943  Camp Savage, 1943-1944  MIS Nisei in the campaigns of 1943  MIS Nisei serving in the continental United States, 1943-1945  MIS Nisei in the campaigns of 1944  Fort Snelling, 1944-1945  MIS Nisei in the...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Military Intelligence Service Language School (U.S.) -- History, World...
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Other sources have labeled this footage as from Tarawa. United States Naval Photographic Center film #10887  National Archives description "1) LS Large explosions on island as planes drop bombs (SV). 2) LS Small bulldozer pushing up sand along water's edge; LST-482, background, bow on beach, LCVP, jungle camouflaged, alongside. 3) MLS Bulldozer off-loading from LST. 4) HA MLS Bulldozer pushing sand up ramp of LCT, which is loaded with heavy equipment. 5) CU Bulldozer underway past LST. 6)...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS LST-482, United States. Marine...
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Sep 8, 2016 United States. Navy
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #11742  National Archives description "1) CU Aviation ordnanceman loading 50 cal. machine gun magazine.2) MS Many aviation ordnancemen loading 50 cal. machine gun.3) MStoCU Destroyer coming alongside.4) MS to CU Transfer of supplies while underway.5) CU Barber shop.6) CU F6F (Cougar) landing and flipping over; several other aircraft approach for landing and flips over (SV).7) AV Smoke columns rising from shore bombing.8) CU Plane captain...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Hellcat (Fighter Plane), World War,...
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Naval Photographic Center film # 1339. National Archives description: "1) SCU Drs. & Naval attendants at operating table-SV.2) SCU CU Drs. work inside large abdominal incision-SV.3) CU Drs. hands sew rent in diaphragm, sprinkle sulfa etc-SV.4) CU SCU Drs. hands close, sew abdominal incision-SV.5) CU Drs. bandage patient-SV.6) CU Oxygen given to gasping patient.7) SCU Dr. at sink washes hands, foot presses bulb soap treadle-SV.8) CU X-ray of thorax showing collapsed lung." National...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, Wounds And Injuries -- Surgery, World War,...
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Naval Photographic Center film #7040. National Archives description: "1) AV Eiko airstrip, Formosa, bombs burst; SV.2) AV-MS TBF over Formosa. 3) AV Mts. of central Formosa stick through clouds-SV.4) AV-MS 2 TBFs & two escorting F6Fs in flight-SV.5) AV TBFs & escorting F6Fs.6) AV Mountain range in central Formosa, TBF, FG. 7) AV Town & settled areas in Formosa.8) AV Bombing run on parked planes on Japanese Airstrip, bombs burst (good)9) AV Shadow of plane on cloud (Good)10)...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, USS Essex, World War, 1939-1945 --...
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Sep 8, 2016 United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #11747. National Archives description "1) AV Strafing village (SV).2) AV Strafing village; fires burning.3) AV Rocket run or building (SV).4) AV Strafing large building and rocket runs on same.5) AV Strafing shore installations; smoke columns rising skyward.6) AV Rocket runs on barrack-type buildings.7) AV Rocket run and strafing attack on village; several large fires burning.8) AV Strafing small village; rocket salvo is unleashed.9) AV Rocket attack.10) AV...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Japan --...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1471.  National Archives description: "1) LS TBF passes over shore, LCs BG.2) MS LS LVTAs & Marines on shore; leave LC.3) MS SCU GV Marines on beach, radio operator etc.-SV.4) GV Water-proofed tank climbs beach.5) MS SCU Marine activity. LVTAs on beach, dig in, etc.-SV.6) GV Shell bursts, Japanese block house-SV.7) GV Troops move inland, large smoke clouds BG.8) LS TBF passes, bombs burst on Namur Is.-SV.9) LS Large bomb bursts, splashes...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Kwajalein Atoll, Battle Of, Marshall...
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United Newsreel (U.S. Office of War Information) news from February 1945: U.S. Troops Return to Corregidor [February 1945] Wounded West Front Veterans Come Home   Turkey and Egypt Join the United Nations  [24 February 1945 – Egypt declares war on Germany and Japan; 23 February 1945 – Turkey declares war on Germany and Japan.] Greatest One-Day Bomb Assault on Germany [Operation Clarion, Feb 22] National Archives description "Part 1, Gen. Wainwright surrenders to Gen. Yamashita on...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, United States. Army, Corregidor,...
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #11765 . National Archives description: "1) MS F4U unfolds wings.2) HS Aviation ordnancemen load wing guns on F4U-SV.3) MS-MCU Men belt ammunition for 1.1 AA guns.4) LS British CV, BB, DD, & cruisers underway-SV.5) MS Aviation machinist"s mates work on F4U.6) MS Deck crew pushes F4U across flight deck.7) MS F4Us taxi on flight deck to elevator.8) GV F4Us spotted on fantail of British CV.9) LS-MS British flag flying from mainmast.10) MS Many F4Us warm...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, Corsair (Fighter Plane), World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval...
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 United States Naval Photographic Center film # 10725. National Archives description 1) CU Marine climbing over side on cargo net and into a LCVP. 2) MLS Marines going over side into a LCVP. 3) HA MS Four barrels, 5" 38s firing off destroyer. 4) LS Destroyer of the FLETCHER class, bombarding beach (silhouette). 5) CU 5" 38 gun barrel firing. 6) MS DD bombarding beach. 7) LS LSMR firing rockets. 8) MS LCS firing at beach (all ships are in camouflage green, etc.). (LCS is Landing Craft...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, WWII In Color, United States. Marine...
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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Naval Photographic Center film #1686.  National Archives description: "NS SCU Men work in machine shop -SV. GV Camp tents, man on crutches enters sick bay. MS Men work in armory & bakery tents -SV. MS men line at tent. SCU Men lounge at mess aboard PT -SV. MS Men on pt sleeping compartment."  National Archives Identifier: 76141 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1475  National Archives description 1) HA CU Marines putting man on stretcher and putting blanket over him.2) MS Several Marines unloading ammo boxes from LCVP; stack of rifles on beach in FG.3) MS Line of Marines carrying equipment and gear down beach; hut; trees in BG.4) MS Marines standing among litter.5) CU Marine picking up innertube and examining it.6) MCU Marine sitting on ground; marine has wounded leg, drinking from canteen.7) MS Marines...
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Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Kwajalein Atoll, Battle Of, Marshall...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1474  National Archives description "1) MLS Several DD's and cargo ships at anchor off shore; LCM's heading toward beach.2) MS Line of LCM's heading toward beach.3) MS Several LVT's floating in water; patrol craft in BG. SV4) MLS LVT's hitting beach.5) LS Explosion in water.6) MS LCM underway; DD in BG.7) MCU Marines in LCVP wearing battle dress; LCM's and LCVP's underway in BG; smoke rising from land and explosions in FBG.8) LA LS TBF flying...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Kwajalein Atoll, Battle Of, Marshall...
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United Newsreel (U.S. Office of War Information) news from May 1945 and from June 1945 Norway Returns to Freedom [May 1945] Plans Made for Churchill, Stalin, Truman Meeting   Allied Control Commission Meets in Berlin [May 1945, Berlin Declaration signed June 5, 1945] British Forces Retake Rangoon [May 1945] UNRRA Sends Clothes to Europe  General Eisenhower Comes Home [ Congressional Speech June 18, 1945] National Archives description "Part 1, citizens of Oslo celebrate their newly gained...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Gaulle, Charles De, 1890-1970, World...
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #10726 . National Archives description "1) LS Transport underway at sea; more transports in background, men in foreground; rough sea running. 2) CU Print is put into tray of developer. 3) CU Man working in dark room; another man walks in and hands first man something. 4) CU Tray of developer, print put into it. 5) CU Print is developed, then removed. 6) CU Man working in the dark room, picks up and examines the print. 7) MS Sign: "RADIO...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Battle Of Okinawa, United States....
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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United States Naval Photographic Center film # 11740. National Archives description "1) MS USMC & CG enlisted men on deck of ship.2) LS Two LCI"s heading for beach; Pan, another LST, LCM (SV).3) LS LCVP"s in line.4) LS PAN LCT"s, camouflaged in jungle paint.5) LS Explosions on beach, LOS lying-to off beach.6) LS Beach area; plane, in flight overhead, dropping bombs; smoke rising from beach.7) LS Two LCS"s lying-to off beach, bombarding with 40mm guns.8) LS...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, United States. Marine Corps, United...
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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This may be footage aboard LST-1139 on the way to occupation duty in Japan? United States Marines read, play harmonica, sleep on deck of LST. Sailors look over side of ship. Live shark gutted on deck. Sailor sends blinker code. Shot of water and anchor. Silhouette shot of blinker code. View of ship at sea (LST-1139?). Cargo on deck loaded into truck on deck. Truck has "YOKOSUKA EXPRESS" painted on it. Sailors practice morse code with a key, sounder and light bulb and stop watch....
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Naval...
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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United States Naval Photographic Center film # 10790 I. National Archives description "1) LS Fire burning on beach. 2) LS PAN Beachhead area; LSTs on beach. 3) LS Marines advancing over small hill; large fires burning. 4) HA LS Marines disembarking from barge onto beach. 5) LS PAN Landing craft out in water; LCMs, LCVPs, LSTs on beach. 6) LS Beach area; coconut trees and undergrowth; DUKWs on beach. 7) LS LVT up to beach; jungle, background. 8) MS PAN Men, standing in ranks during burial...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Great Britain. Army, United States....
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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National Archives description: "1) MS Men wade from LCM thru surf.2) MS Men examine wreckage of plane in water.3) MS Men fire 105mm guns-SV.4) MS Men in trucks advance up jungle road.5) MS Command post; man uses radio.6) MS Wreckage of bldgs.-SV.7) MS Men unload & carry supplies from beach.8) LS MS Men fire 75mm pack howitzers-SV.9) LS LVTs underway in shallow water.10) GV Graveyard, men carry body FG-SV.11) LS Burial detail at work.12) LS MS Japanese pillbox.13) LS Long lines of...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Soldiers' Bodies, Disposition Of,...
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1515.  National Archives description "1) MS Natives loading personal belongings onto LCM on the beach.2) MCU Native worker carrying valise onto LCM.3) MS Three native boys sitting in canoe.4) MS Two men trying to get large canoe onto beach.5) HA MLS Long line of officers and men standing outside tent.6) HA CU Man stirring food in pot; food being served.7) MS Men sitting and eating at tables outside quonset huts (SV).8) MS Seabees walking past...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Landing Craft -- United States,...
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1554. National Archives description "1) MS Men in control tower, SBDs on strip.-SV.2) GV-MS-SCU Men make weather balloon sounding.3) MS Crash truck, men rearm SBD. Column trucks pass.4) MS-SCU Men at canteen, supply office, library, etc.-SV.5) GV Huts, Administration bldg.6) SHS Men climb net from LCI, equipment on deck LST.7) MS Offs. on LST bridge at Pelorus with binocs, radioman by blinker.8) SHS Deck LST, APs, LST, DE BG.9) SCU Men check...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, Landing Craft -- United States,...
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Cut-Outs From Edited Film On Invasion Of Kwajalein By Fifth Amphibious Force, 02/1944  Naval Photographic Center film #1559. National Archives description: "1) GV-Pan Wreckage, Marines mill around BG.2) MS Supplies of rice.3) GV-Pan Wreckage along shore, water BG.4) GV Smoke columns on island, cove & water FG.5) GV Dead Japanese (UX); terrain, smoke column BG.6) GV Scenes of wrecked gun emplacements & shore positions-SV.7) MS Dead Japanese (UX).8) LS Smoke column rises from...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1598  National Archives description "AV Large column of smoke coming from Eniwetok.AV Bomb explosions on airstrip on Eniwetok (hand-held from back seat) (SV).AV Smoke coming from Eniwetok as it is under air attack (SV).AV Bomb craters and fires burning; large bomb explosions near water's edge.AV Airstrip on Eniwetok under air attack (SV).AV Large bomb explosions (shot from dive bomber as it pulls out).AV Fires burning and smoke coming from...
Topics: WWII, World War, 1939-1945, United States. Navy, World War II, World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns --...
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Sep 7, 2016 United States. Navy
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #5106 . National Archives description "1) LS Fires burn, smoke columns rise from Guam.2) MS Wounded hoisted aboard from LVT alongside.3) MS Wounded carried in stretchers on deck-SV.4) MS Line of Marines & corpsmen advance down road-SV.5) MS Large fire & smoke columns.6) MCU Damaged 40mm gun mount.7) MCU Japanese concrete fortifications & gun-SV.8) MS LVTs underway on beach, burning LVT BG.9) MS Burning LVT.QUALITY: FAIR"...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film # 2728. National Archives description "1) MLS BB underway in heavy seas.2) MLS BB seen from stern of another following same.(Very good.)3) CU Bow breaking water.4) Side angle and straight down shot of bow going through water.5) MS Sailors washing down deck with hose.6) CU Sailors sanding deck with pumice stone.7) MS Sailors boarding ship from small boat.8) Very good shot of OS2-U making cast recovery.9) LS Ships taking OX2-Us aboard. SV.10) MS...
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 "Out Takes And Supplements From 'Attack In The Pacific': U.S. ARMY, U.S. AIR FORCE, U.S.M.C., U. S. N." Naval Photographic Center film #3400. National Archives description: "1 ) LS B-24s in formation flight. Sky BG.2 ) AV Clouds of smoke rising from a bombed target.3 ) CU B-24 in flight.4 ) CU Various crew members within the plane wearing oxygen masks.5 ) CU Camera mounted on one of the hatches of the plane.6 ) MS Gunner at waist hatch of B-24 operating a machine gun.7 ) MS Two...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #3407. "Out Takes And Supplements From 'Attack In The Pacific': U.S. ARMY, U.S. AIR FORCE, U.S.M.C., U. S. N." National Archives description "1 ) LS B-24s in formation flight. Sky BG.2 ) AV Clouds of smoke rising from a bombed target.3 ) CU B-24 in flight.4 ) CU Various crew members within the plane wearing oxygen masks.5 ) CU Camera mounted on one of the hatches of the plane.6 ) MS Gunner at waist hatch of B-24 operating a machine...
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 "Out Takes And Supplements From 'Attack In The Pacific': U.S. ARMY, U.S. AIR FORCE, U.S.M.C., U. S. N." United States Naval Photographic Center film #3408 . National Archives description "1) CU B-24 wheel as plane takes off. showing wheel folding into the wing.2) LS Formation of B-24s.3) CU Port engine feathered on the photographic plane.4) MS Low flying B-25s approaching an island: bullet splashes in water ahead.5) AV Truk Island.6) AV Bombs falling towards target.7) LS Bombs...
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Freely downloadable at the Internet Archive, where I first uploaded it. United States Naval Photographic Center film #1636. National Archives description "1) AV Wake Japanese CL in evasive action.2) AV Strafing Japanese AKs; near misses on Japanese CL.3) AV Tracers hit Japanese plane, CU Plane passes.4) AV Bombs burst on Japanese AK off shore; also strafing.5) AV Tracers strafe, hit Japanese planes in combat.6) AV Strafing Japanese AKs-SV, oil tank, AKs-SV.7) AVM Strafing Japanese fighter,...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #4951.  National Archives description "1) AV Formation B-25 in flight.2) CU Bombs fall from B-25.3) AV Bombs explode on target-SV.4) MS A-20s in flight.5) AV Bombs burst on target-SV.6) AV B-17s in flight, vapor trails BG.7) AV Targets in Germany smoking.8) AV Liberator drops bombs, bombs explode on targets.9) AV Flak bursts in air, bombs fall, explode on target.10) AV Formation B-24s over snow-covered Alps. FIGHTER KILLS ON D-DAY.11) AV...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #5141 . National Archives description "1) LS USS LOUISVILLE bombards Garapan.2) LS Saipan under bombardment, fires burning3) MS-Pan PBMs & auxiliary ships at anchor off Saipan.4) MS CL fires-SV.5) LS Is. under bombardment.QUALITY: FAIR" National Archives Identifier: 77372   As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #4977  National Archives description "1) MS Japanese official making speech into mike (very long).2) MS Relief map of Asia (rotating); faces of members of communist China, who are resisting Japanese; various flags.3) MLS Train coming towards camera (at dawn).4) Japanese soldiers in action in Manchuria (SV). G5) MCU Bloody Japanese flag.6) MLS Many Japanese Marines advancing on street.7) Old Manchurian (high official) sitting in decorated horse...
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United Newsreel (U.S. Office of War Information) from July 1943: Latest War Films from U.S. Forces in South Pacific  U.S. Citizens of Chinese Descent Build Liberty Ships   Gunder Hagg Sets New Record for Running Mile [1 July 1943] The War in Sicily!  Precision Bombers Blast Rail Yards of Fascist Rome   President Roosevelt Says [Fireside Chat 25: On the Fall of Mussolini (July 28, 1943)] National Archives description "Part 1, Liberator bombers strike Japanese installations on a Pacific...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #2772 . National Archives description "AV Low pass over countryside at Japanese plane, which is shot down and explodes.AV Strafing cultivated land, and strafing at random.AV Strafing locomotive; TBM flies by in the FG.AV Four bomb drops; then pilot strafes fishing boat.AV Strafing revetments; smoke throughout area.AV Strafing small Japanese freighter, which has been beached (SV).AV Strafing small buildings.AV Vertical strafing attack on Japanese...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #2535.  National Archives description 1) MLS Conning tower and bow of sub underway; Japanese mark on conning tower.P2) MLS Japanese speedboat in Yokosuka Port (SV).3) MS Boat bounces over upper line of sub net across surface.4) CU Boat's screw.5) MS Boat towing blimps, about 20 feet high, around in Yokosuka Port (long; fair; reason for blimps is undt.)6) MS Bi-wing seaplane on catapult of Japanese ship; Japanese sailors working around seaplane.7) MS...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1696. National Archives description "DA MS Loading of observation planes on fantail of ship. (Either GA or BB) MS, USS YORKTOWN underway with planes on deck; DE in front. LS, DE underway in rough seas. MS DA, Bow of cruiser in heavy seas. MS, Spray going over bow. MS, Refueling from tanker in heavy seas. DA, taken from superstructure showing signal flags. MS, Tanker approaching ship in heavy seas, F6Fs landing aboard the USS YORKTOWN. ECU, Adm...
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 United States Naval Photographic Center film # 5142. National Archives description "1) LS Garapan under bombardment, smoke columns rise.2) LS Burning fuel oil dump (night shot). 3) MS USS MONTPELIER bombards Saipan, island BG.4) LS Bombs burst around Japanese ship stranded on reef. QUALITY: POOR, OVER-PANNED, OX." National Archives Identifier: 77373 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files,...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film # 11092 National Archives description "This film shows Japanese planes as they carried bakas, man-controlled suicide rocket bombs that were mounted beneath the plane. The film also shows planes as they were under attack." National Archives Identifier: 2450029 As always, any error or typo is mine and if you enjoy my uploads or if you intend to make $ or otherwise profit from these files, please consider making a donation to a veteran's...
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Naval Photographic Center film #8890 . National Archives description: "1) AV-Pan Okinawa shoreline, large flight of planes overhead. 2) AV Number of SB2Cs in flight over Okinawa (SV). 3) AV considerable high altitude footage of terrain, Okinawa. 4) AV Night shot: CV underway on surface. 5) AV Bow on view of SB2Cs in flight, Okinawa below. 6) AV Bomb hits on Japanese airfield on Okinawa near beach. 7) HS-MS Aviation ordnancemen wheel racks of rockets along flight deck (SV). 8) AV Two F4Us...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1897. National Archives description "1) MS Troops entering LCP; AK in bg; Destroyer in Bg.2) CU Troops boarding LCP. G3) MS LCP underway loaded with troops; AK's and DD's at anchor in bay4) MS Troops, going up landing net, wearing full packs5) LA MS Troops going up ladder in full gear.6) LS LCI's sitting offshore.7) LS AK sitting at anchor offshore.8) LS LCI's at anchor offshore.9) MS Two men on signal bridge of ship talking; convoy in fbg.10)...
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Naval Photographic Center film #1890. National Archives description: "1) GV-Pan Line of LCIs on beach, LST on beach, troops on beach.2) SHS-Pan LSTs, LCIs, troops on beach--UX.3) MS Troops with packs debark LCI in surf-UX.4) MS Bulldozer, truck, jeeps exit LST in surf.5) MS GV Mobile radar truck leaves LST, passes in jungle SV.6) MS SCU Bulldozers, steam shovels clear jungle area-SV.7) GV-Pan Cleared area & mobile truck & radar tower (badly UX, N.G.)8) MS Aux. engine trailer &...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #1817. National Archives description "1) LS-MS PT boat at anchor; coconut trees in BG; PAN on docking area past PT boats in floating drydocks; PAN of docking area.2) LS PT boats at anchor in cove at Rendova Point, New Georgia Island.3) MLS PT boats moored around tender.4) MS PAN to two PT's in floating drydock.5) MS Three men on bridge of PT boat underway.6) MS PT passing tender, heading out into harbor; mts. in BG.7) MS PT's falling into...
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Naval Photographic Center film #7082. National Archives description: "1) GV Formation of TBFs approaches.2) GV Formation of TBFs flies over CV and DD.3) GV F4U taxis, planes warm up on fantail BG.4) CU Damage to tail surfaces of TBF.5) MS SB2C approaches and lands smoking.6) MS Damaged SB2C taxis on flight deck.7) LS CV underway, planes pass overhead.8) HS F6Fs taxi for take off.9) HS TBM taxis for take off-SV.10) AV Shoreline of Northern Luzon.11) MS-GV F4Us taxi in violent rainstorm...
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Naval Photographic Center film #7085 . National Archives description: MS Men on deck of DD handle fueling gear in rough sea (good).CU Bow of DD cuts through water in very heavy sea.HS Planes warm up on flight deck during heavy rain storm (good).GV CL is fueled from AO during rain squall; planes warm up on deck, FG.MS Men on deck of DD handle fueling lines in very rough sea.MS DD alongside refueling in heavy sea; waves break over bow and fantail.AV Formation of TBM"s in flight; shoreline of...
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Naval Photographic Center film #7087. National Archives description: "1) AV Smoke column rises from water.2) AV Coastline of French Indo-China.3) AV Smoke column rises from burning ship in vicinity of Cape St. Jacques. French Indo-China-SV.4) AV GV Nygayen area of French Indo-China, showing smoke columns rising from burning shore installations - SV.5) AV TBM in flight showing damage to tail surface.6) AV Smoke column rises from burning Japanese ship, French Indo-China coast BG.7) AV Smoke...
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Naval Photographic Center film #8535. National Archives description: "l) LS Tracers strafing Japanese planes and airstrip (SV). 2) AtoA Japanese plane being fired upon, explodes (SV). 3) GtoA Japanese plane flying low over ground, being shot at, hit. 4) AtoG Japanese plane passing in front of another plane; smoke coming from Japanese plane. 5) AV Japanese ship fired upon (SV). 6) AV Japanese airstrip fired upon.7) AV Japanese ship in harbor fired upon; return fire (SV). 8)AV Japanese...
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Naval Photographic Center film #7064. National Archives description: "1) CU-MS Officers on bridge of AGC-SV.2) MS Man signals semaphore.3) MS Officers on bridge.4) LS Island, LCMs FG.5) MS Men throw grenades; explosion; men approach with bayonets.6) GV Troops advance amid wreckage, throw grenades; flame thrower in action.7) CU Officers study maps; troops in tank trap.8) GV Beach, LCs, bulldozers; troops mill around.9) GV Wreckage, flag; troops mill around in wreckage.10) CU Dead Japanese;...
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Naval Photographic Center film #7608. National Archives description: "1) Crane operator hoisting LCM to trailer, repair depot.2) CU Tank treads as tank goes aboard LCM. SV.3) MS Tanks going aboard LCMs. SV. Meuse River in BG.4) MS LCM approaches, beaches and tank exits, Meuse River.5) MS Trailer pulls out from under LCM.6) CU Damaged screws; propeller blades. SV.7) MS CU LCM on trailer in repair depot, Holland.8) LS LCMs on trailers lined up on a road in Holland.9) CU Maasbracht sign.10)...
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United States Naval Photographic Center film #2369.  National Archives description "1) MLS Several Japanese single-engine planes taking off from air field at dawn.2) MS AA gun being trained. (Short)3) MLS Various shots of Japanese command post on South Pacific Island being bombed by American planes (simulated).4) MLS Japanese AA guns firing. (Short)5) MS PAN Group of Japanese officers and crew in summer uniform sitting in air raid shelter (silent).6) MLS One man goes out under enemy...
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Naval Photographic Center film #7350.  Film's slate not mentioned in description below: SLATE: Gilbert J. de Stefano Pho.M.C 21 Feb D+1 IWO National Archives description: "1) SV Many LST"s on beach; island under bombardment in BG.2) LS Planes pass over island, bombs explode; LST"s on beach in FG.3) MS Stern view of DD lying off shore.4) MS Heavily loaded LST passes; Iwo Jima in BG.5) SV Shot from beach showing LST"s on beach; many trucks and vehicles in FG. SV6) MS PAN of...
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Naval Photographic Center film #7395.  Film slates not mentioned in description below: SLATE: CPL. A.S. TRACY ROLL #23 SLATE partially legible & upside down 2-21-45 1545  One  of our tanks on the front line. a mortar [?] 200 YDS behind front line N SLATE partially legible & upside down Old glory goes up on MT. Suribachi  SLATE partially legible & upside down 2-23-45 Flushing snipers - [illegible] booby traps SLATE partially legible & upside down 2-23-45 E.O. Morris G. Co....
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Naval Photographic Center film #8545.  SLATE: J.B. FELLOWS ROLL #49 DATE D+6 [Feb 25] UNIT 3D PIONEERS H&S 3MD - OP #III PHASE II The operation - Beach Black Unloading SLATE Long shot of beach landing last SLATE  Beach is badly congested  high surf makes unloading very difficult [upside down] Time 1315 Long shot of beach landing last SLATE: J.D. Fellows Roll #50  DATE D+9 [Feb 28] UNIT [illegible] BN Time 0930 3MD - OP #III PHASE II [?] On Black Beach  SLATE: partially legible - steel...
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Naval Photographic Center film #8596.  Film's slates not mentioned in description below: SLATE: D+9 CORPS INTERROGATION CORPS HQ SLATE: D+10 MAIL DELIVERY #1 AIRFIELD SLATE: D+11 POW SEQUENCE POW ENCLOSURE Same Same SLATE: SGT E.G. BENGSTON SLATE 1 MARCH 45 SCOUTING FRONT 182-S SLATE 1 MARCH 45 D+10 2ND HIGHEST POINT NORTHERN PART. 382 National Archives description: "CU Canvas sign:"G-2"(Naval Intelligence). MS R4D drops mail by parachute; Suribachi, BG; LVT's on beach underway,...
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Naval Photographic Center film #8931 . National Archives description: "1) MS Small boat sets out aircraft mooring buoys in water off Iwo Jima. 2) CU LCVP bow sticks out of water, stern sunk. 3) MS Bombardment of Mt. Suribachi. 4) MS-Pan Shoreline of Iwo Jima, many landing ships and LSTs seen. 5) MS Landing craft, LCMs, LCTs go toward shore. 6) MS-LS-Pan Invasion fleet, auxiliary ships, APA and cargo ship seen. 7) MS-Pan Invasion fleet, landing vehicles seen, LCVPs, LCTs and USS California...
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Naval Photographic Center film #8934. National Archives description: 1) MS-Pan Damaged B-29 on Iwo Jima-SV. 2) CU Man looking through Japanese photograph album-SV. 3) LS Marines assembled for flag raising ceremony-SV. 4) LS-MS File of Marines crosses left to right. 5) LS Two files of Marines march along highway. 6) MS Portable flame throwing apparatus. 7) LS Tank firing. 8) LS Crouching men carry litter right to left. 9) MS-DA Men receiving mail, shell explodes background. 10) LS Tank moves...
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Naval Photographic Center film #8936. Film's slates not mentioned in description below: SLATE: COCKRELL ROLL #29 SLATE: COCKRELL D+21 5th MAR DIV CEMETERY SLATE: COCKRELL D+18 B-29 LANDING WITH BATTLE SMOKE IN BACKGROUND. IWO JIMA National Archives description: "1) CV-MS Marines inspect 5th Division cemetery on Iwo Jima-SV. 2) MS Entrance to cemetery (from within cemetery) as Marines enter gate. 3) MS Graves registration detail carrying crosses. 4) GV Cemetery showing gate foreground with...
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Naval Photographic Center film #7345. National Archives description: "1) GV Beach of Iwo Jima showing general activity, LVTs in operation, men digging foxholes etc.2) CU Man at telephone in communications dugout.3) MS LVTs underway on beach road.4) CU Cherry picker loads stores into armored carrier.5) CU Working party rolls gasoline drums from LVT, LST BG.6) CU Corpsman gives Japanese wounded prisoner a drink of water.7) CU Corpsmen give blood plasma to patient on stretcher.8) MS Working...
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