Posts Tagged ‘newsreels’

U.S. Marines Battle Japanese in Pacific!

Wednesday, June 6th, 2007

This is from the National Archives and Records Administration. It is a 1942 newsreel that includes: Part 1, Marines train in the U.S. and set up an operations post in the Pacific. Shows Adm. Byrd. Part 2, women make dirigibles; a pipe line is laid from Texas to Illinois; ships are launched in Maine; children camp in New Jersey. Part 3, Philippine soldiers train in California. Part 4, the "Flying Tigers" in China become part of the Army Air Forces. Wings and insignias are presented to the airmen. Shows Gen. Chennault.