ON BLOODY OKINAWA Admiral Chester Nimitz flies to Okinawa to view the costly progress which the U.S. 10th Army is making. Wounded Yanks limp past the graves of their dead comrades. Tremendous artillery bombardments answer the barrages which the Japanese are laying down in an unsuccessful effort to stop the Yanks. G.I.s creep forward under cover of bazooka fire and flame-throwing tanks. High explosive grenades destroy Japanese defense caves. Japanese corpses and dummy tanks are passed. The advance continues over ridges and across valleys, until finally, Naha the ruined capital of Okinawa is entered.
FIRST CIVIL DEFENSE COORDINATING CENTER Near Wheaton, Illinois, a civil defense control center designed to withstand a near-direct nuclear blast opens. The bomb shelter will provide an emergency nerve center for disaster relief work in Chicago, Gary and Hammond.rn
BUZZ BOMBS SHOT DOWN IN AIR FORCES TEST A dramatic preview of what war in the air may be like unfolds at the Air Forces training center in Elgin Field, Florida, with buzz bombs launched from ground installations. Speedy P-80 jet fighters overtake the guided missiles and shoot them down.
RETURN TO MANDALAY British and Indian combat troops capture Mandalay ending three years of Japanese occupation. Burmese campaign continues to gain momentum as the mechanized might of the British splits the Japanese hold of Burma into two segments.
THE INVASION OF OKINAWA Conferences at Guam ended, Pacific Fleet Commander, Admiral Nimitz sends an armada of 1,400 vessels to Okinawa in the Ryukus. En route, the men of the new U.S. 10th Army stage their own deck entertainment, and secure their issue of invasion money.rnLand sighted, the big guns of the fleet bark into action, and tons of rockets are sped shoreward. Landing craft race in, and unopposed landings are made. Inland, Japanese dugouts and pill boxes are destroyed with grenades. Past broken forts, natives climb down from the hills, the Stars and Stripes are run up, and the Yanks prepare for their campaign on Okinawa--360 miles from Japan itself.
GAS FOR THE 20TH BOMBER COMMAND After the ferry command has brought in thousands of 50-gallon drums of gasoline, Chinese troops spill the contents into a unique storage system from which the B-29s refuel. Then the huge ships of the 20th Bomber Command, fly to Siam and blast a vital Japanese rail bridge.
M 69 JELLIED BOMBS - NAPALM First revealing pictures of America's Napalm bombs which turn sections of Japanese homeland cities into flames and destruction. Tests at an East Coast Proving Grounds show them to be 500 lb. clusters of 38 individual containers of jellied gasoline which burns at 1000 degree temperature. Actual battle use of these "clinging fire" bombs against the Japanese in Pacific outpost island warfare is shown.
EXPLOSION AT SEA When a U.S. ammunition ship in convoy is struck by enemy dive bombers it explodes in one terrific blast which fills the entire screen, sending one gigantic smoke ring whirling skyward.
MACARTHUR'S PROMISE FULFILLED We turn the calendar back to January of 1941 and watch the Japanese engulf the Philippines, bomb Manila, and capture the remaining Americans on Corregidor. From his new post as Military Commander in Australia we hear Gen. MacArthur thunder the ominous warning, "I will return." Most recently, we find him with Admiral Nimitz, pouring over maps as a gigantic armada sails on such a mission. Ships of all descriptions, including giant carriers with their hundreds of war birds, are in this fleet. Under a flack-filled sky, preparations are made to land troops at Lingayen. Landing boats race shoreward, and in one of them is General Douglas MacArthur. He wades ashore--his promise is fulfilled. And his mechanized army heads for Manila.
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