The Battle of the Philippine Sea, 19-20 June 1944, was the last of the major carrier aircraft battles of the Pacific War, a series of battles that started in the Coral Sea in 1942. It is sometimes called the "First" Battle of the Philippine Sea since the Battle for Leyte Gulf in October 1944 is...read more

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The P-61B Black Widow, manufactured by Northrop, is distinguished by being the first American military aircraft specially designed to use radar. Distinctive in shape with its twin engines and twin-boom, this night-fighter flew in all theaters during WWII, including the...read more

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 Lieutenant) July 08, 2016

"The Battle of Midway" filmed at the time and directed by John Ford was one of four winners of the inaugural, 1942 Academy Award for Best Documentary. This documentary follows the battle with footage shot by Navy cameramen. 

The film provides a relatively brief account of the Japanese...read more

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Stunning restored color footage of Corsairs, Hellcats and many other warbirds taking off, dogfighting, crashing and landing, probably during the Battle of the Philippine, a decisive naval battle of World War II which eliminated the Imperial Japanese Navy's ability to conduct large-scale carrier...read more

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The Battle of Leyte Gulf is the largest naval battle in the Pacific, and the largest naval battle in recorded history. The battle spanned 100,000 square miles of sea; and was fought for three days, from October 23 to October 25, 1944, during the invasion of Leyte by the...read more

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In this episode Angus is looking at the Java Sea Campaign, with Jeffrey Cox.

Jeff’s book Rising Sun, Falling Skies: The disastrous Java Sea Campaign of World War II from Osprey publishing, examines the events following Pearl Harbor.

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 Lieutenant) February 10, 2016

This is a very rare uncut footage of the F4U-1 Corsair at a Pacific base. Corsair #13 is Kenneth Walsh, awarded the Medal of Honor. This is VMF-124 (Marines) on Guadalcanal during the F4U-1 first deployment at Henderson Field in February 1943 . 

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 Lieutenant) January 26, 2016

Pre invasion naval bombardment of Tarakan island east of Borneo prior to landings by Australian troops during WW2.  Also shows B24 bombings in the Miri and Sarawak areas.

Public Domain footage clipped from the US Army Signal Corps' Combat Bulletin No. 56,

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