Most of the film shot in the Pacific that I have seen comes from the later stages of the war. These films show the fast carrier task groups supported by an enormous armada of ships. The USN shown in these later films is a very different beast to the one shown in these early clips.
These show the USN fighting a war with pre-war ships, largely still fitted out as they were at the start of the Pacific war.
1) HS Blue class DD underway.
2) GV Task Force underway; an ESSEX class carrier (CV), several CLs and CAs, a British cruiser and the USS SARATOGA (CVA-60) is also seen, SV.
3) LS Flak bursts in sky, shell splashes in water.
4) MS USS SARATOGA taking on planes.
5) HS 5" anti-aircraft batteries manned and firing.
6) HS Scenic view: Sunset scene with the USS SARATOGA on the horizon, SV.
7) MS Two heavy cruisers underway; they are of the USS PORTLAND (CA) and the USS SALT LAKE CITY (CA) class.
8) LS Carrier taking on planes.
9) GV SBD and F4F planes in formation in sky.
10) MS Bow looking aft as the turrets train to the side, then fire. Many views.
11) CU DD alongside.
12) MS Launching planes aboard USS ENTERPRISE while underway at sea.
QUALITY: FAIR TO GOOD