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Category: World War II

Increase Reach, Reduce Risk And Improve Readiness: Efficiency In The Army

For the U.S. Army, readiness is vital. Through demand reduction, the Army tries to find solutions to widen their operational reach, decrease mission dangers, and enhance promptness. In World War II, issues arose in General Patton’s supply line causing him to make use of local French factories at the cost of time. Today, finding the best methods of resource efficiency is essential for responsiveness and strategic necessities in the 21St Century warfare.

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With the Marines at Tarawa

“1944” Documentary short film depicting the harrowing battle between the U.S. Marines and the Japanese for control of the Pacific island of Tarawa.

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Birth of The B-29

“1945” Design, production and testing of World War II bomber.

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Hell on Wheels

Historical record of the combat activities of the 2D armored division during World War II.

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2nd Infantry Division Legacy

Explore the history of the 2nd Infantry Division (2ID). This documentary gives an overview of the legacy of the 2ID beginning in 1917 along with interviews with veterans and current infantry as well as KATUSA soldiers.

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Women At War And Bread For The Troops

“1942” Women test war equipment at the Aberdeen Proving Grounds, Md. They load guns, test tractors and other carriers, operate antiaircraft guns, and work at technical jobs relating to tests. Also demonstrates the Army’s mobile field bakery. Ingredients are measured and mixed. Bread is baked and served to troops.

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African Americans in WWII

“1997” Produced by the department of defense 50th anniversary World War II commemorative committee, this video tells the story of African Americans during the period 1940 through 1946. Covering all phases and theaters of World War II, it focuses on the contributions of these brave men and women on the home and war fronts to the eventual allied victory.

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Missiles – The Technological Breakthrough

“1981”  The technological breakthrough of missiles. LT GEN Mullins, commanding General gives introduction. Covers background and involvement in world events and developemt of Nuclear weapons and missiles from pre-war days of WW II to current deterrent force. Shows various bases and types of weapons under operational control of the 15th Air Force.

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History of the Air Force 1931-1941

“1976” Highlights of Air Force history between 1931 and 1941. Covers humanitarian functions, increasing German belligerence, technical achievements such as the Arnold flight to Alaska and the development of new aircraft including the B-17.

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Every Day Above Ground

“2016” A multimedia product retelling the story of a Pearl Harbor survivor Everett Hyland (USN), who served aboard USS Pennsylvania (BB 38) during a Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.

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