Philippines Campaign (1944)
Map of Philippines, Borneo, New Guinea etc. w/ AVs of bomb explosions on cratered fields. B-24 Liberators dropping bombs on Langoan (Celebes Island, Dutch East Indies), Samate (Dutch New Guinea), Boela (Ceram Island), and Buayan (Mindanao Island), 17-25Sep44. Explosions seen from air. GOOD.
00:37:43 US troops loading bombers painted w/ nose art, teeth etc. Bombers in flight, fighters accompanying. Low level view from aircraft during aerial bombardment / bombing run from Middleburg Island to Buayan. Supplies parachuted to Filippino guerrillas from C-47 transports.
00:39:48 US invasion fleet shelling Leyte’s beach. Gen. MacArthur & Adm. Mitscher observe shelling. Infantry climbing fron transports to landing craft & moving across bay to shore. CUs troops. VS troops leaving landing craft & onto beach wearing packs. Good splash as door drops & troops run past camera. Some digging in, others into jungle. Wounded carried on stretcher.
00:43:10 Gen. MacArthur & aides in landing craft, walk thu jungle; bombed village huts.
WWII; Pacific War.