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U.S. Rushes New Bases in Pacific (1942)

The Women's Army Corps enter full swing in this United News reel from 1942. Also featured is V-mail; Midshipmen graduating from Annapolis, Maryland; and the burning of a Japanese cruiser in the Pacific. In part 1, equipment and supplies are unloaded. In part 2, Navy nurses model summer uniforms. Women join the Womens Army Corps (WAC); shows the WAC Col. Oveta C. Hobby. Women dispatch carriers ride motorcycles. Part 3 shows a track meet at Madison Square Garden. Part 4 shows how V-mail is handled. In part 5, a Japanese cruiser burns during a naval fight near Midway. Adm. Nimitz presents decorations. Bombers are manufactured. Midshipmen graduate and parade at Annapolis. U.S. Rushes New Bases in Pacific, 1942 Transcript (PDF): http://archives.gov/social-media/transcripts/transcript-us-rushes-new-bases-in-pacific-38909.pdf CREATED BY Office for Emergency Management. Office of War Information. Overseas Operations Branch. New York Office. News and Features Bureau. (12/17/1942 - 09/15/1945) REPOSITORY: Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, Special Media Archives Services Division (NWCS-M), National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road, College Park, MD, 20740-6001. For information about ordering reproductions of moving images held by the Motion Picture, Sound, and Video Records Section, visit: http://www.archives.gov/research/order/broadcast-quality-film-dc.html SUBJECTS Air bases World War, 1939-1945 Army Postal service Hobby, Oveta Culp, 1905-1995 Nimitz, Chester W. (Chester William), 1885-1966 Department of Defense. Department of the Navy. Bureau of Naval Personnel. U.S. Naval Academy. (09/1947 -1971 ) United News Company, Producer New York City MORE INFORMATION: More information is available in the National Archives online catalog: http://arcweb.archives.gov/arc/action/ExternalIdSearch?id=38909
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