On 22 April 1944 Task Force 'Reckless', assisted by aircraft of TF58 and gunfire of United States and Australian naval vessels, invaded Dutch New Guinea in an amphibious operation and began a pincers movement against the Hollandia Region from landing-points at Tanahmera and Humboldt Bays. The film shows the Tanahmera Bay landing and follows the operations inland to Lake Sentani and Hollandia Airfield. The film also includes American, German and Javanese familes and an Australian Plantation Manager, all of whom had been prisoners of the Japanese in the area. Scenes 60 to 67 show the Finschafen area, from where the invasion convoy left and aerial shots of the convoy at Sae. A portion of this convoy, 'Taskforce Persecution' was detached to land on the coast of Australian New Guinea in the Aitape area, at the same time as the Hollandia landing. 22 April 1944.
(Identified personnel: General Douglas MacArthur, Generals Eichelberger and Krueger, General Irving, Lieut. Hildrich Joseph United States 41st Divison, Colonel Lyman, General Fuller, Dr. Theodore Braum, General Byers).