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Release 131 (1944), Saipan, 1944 - Base For The B-29s

Streaming Video - 2010
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This World War II-era newsreel includes the following segments: 1. Airstrips are constructed on Saipan, the first B-29 lands there, and General Haywood Hansel greets the crew; General Arnold greets B-29 crews in Washington, D.C. 2. President Roosevelt and others gather in the White House as Cordell Hull resigns; Secretary of State Stettinius speaks at a Variety Club dinner. 3. C-82 transport planes are tested; a lifeboat being dropped at sea from a B-17. 4. Mail is transferred from a mail ship to a destroyer by breeches buoy. 5. Japanese planes attack a convoy off Leyte; U.S. troops advance across the island; General MacArthur.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2010], c1944
Characteristics: 1 streaming video file (11 min.) :,sd., col

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