American forces beat off Japanese attacks at Arawe, New Britain Island, as supplies are landed to consolidate the American position.
PAPUA NEW GUINEA: New Britain: Arawe
GV of island - bulldozer towards camera. GV of barge being signalled into harbour by Americans. GV of activity - man in foreground smoking cigarette (on land). GV of gun in fox hole - men sitting around. STV men unloading. Air view Japanese plane. Silhouette shot of gun and gunner. LV of men running off barges into shore. GV men running towards camera. View of men stopping and looking around. GV explosion near barge. Air view Japanese plane. Rear shot of gun being shot off. Air shot three Japanese planes in sky. Long shot five explosions in water. Air shot P.38 motor on fire falling down. Very long shot planes crashes into water - men observing in foreground. P-47 dives down in distance. Very long shot pilot bails out in parachute in sky. GV parachute and pilot in air. Very long distance shot parachutist lands behind Island. Angle view soldier using phone in bottom of barge. SV natives giving directions. GV barge rescued pilot walks ashore with rubber boat and trips. SV rescued pilot smoking a cigarette walks towards jeep and gets into it. GV palm trees and border at sun down.
Background: American forces beat off Japanese attacks at Arawe, New Britain Island, as supplies are landed to consolidate the American position.