Americans prepare to land at Wakde Island

Accession Number F01268
Collection type Film
Measurement 7 min 41 sec
Object type Actuality footage
Physical description 35mm/b&w/silent
Maker Anderson, Alan Frederick
Place made Netherlands East Indies: Dutch New Guinea
Date made 17-18 May 1944
Access Open
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945

Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain

Public Domain Mark This item is in the Public Domain


An American convoy of landing of craft left Aitape, New Guinea, escorted by Australian and American warships for a landing on Wakde. This was accomplised by two separate operations; first a landing on the mainland in the Arara area, then on 18 May 1944 a landing on Wakde Island itself. This film shows the landing at Arara area by the 163rd Regimental Combat Team of the 41st US Division. The 167 Field Artillery Battalion, 218 Field Artillery Battalion and Cannon Company 163 Infantry bombard Wakde Island.

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