Film director Rainer Loeser, under United Movietone Pictures is currently in Townsville, Australia, shooting yet another WWII film. 'Americans In Townsville 42'. We see Bunkers, underground tunnels, Air raid shelters, Gun emplacements, etc etc, that were built by the Americans. Today they stand deserted and forlorn.
More than 7000 U.S. troops were stationed in Townsville during WWII. General Douglas MacArthur visited Townsville, Australia, on a number of occasions. It was bombed by the Japanese during 1942. New film from Director Rainer Loeser.
Film Director Rainer Loeser is an Australian film director, who resides in Cairns, Queensland, Australia. Working under United Movietone Pictures he continues to this day shooting WW2 Pacific stories, so that future generations will never forget the men on Bataan and other names, and places where so many American and Allied troops gave up their lives fighting the Japanese.
Film director Rainer Loeser under United Movietone Pictures is currently in Townsville, Queensland Australia filming ' Yanks in Townsville' In the early hours of the morning, 7 August 1943, one of the worst air disasters occurred not far from Townsville. A twin-engine C47 with 23 Americans abroad and an Australian crew of 4, was flying from Garbutt Airfield in Townsville to Archerfield Airbase in Brisbane. Shortly after take-off, an unknown failure occurred causing the aircraft to crash somewhere in Cleveland Bay, with the loss of all lives.
'Yanks In Townsville' is the latest Documentary by Film Director Rainer Loeser under United Movietone Pictures. By late 1942, Townsville, Australia, became known as a Garrison Town with some 90,000 Americans along with Australians troops defending the city, expecting a Japanese attack.
Film and TV Director, Rainer Loeser who's credits include 'Angels Of Bataan', Siege Of Corregidor'. Death March Of Bataan', is back in Bataan to shoot 'LAYAC JUNCTION', under United Movietone Pictures. One last line of defense was set up by the Americans. The idea was to slow down the Japanese entry into Bataan by fighting a delaying action at Layac. For the first time in WW11, American troops faced Japanese forces on the ground. But the delaying action proved costly. Will update when trailer is shown on You Tube.
The Bataan Death March ended in the city of San Fernando. At San Fernando railway station, the POW'S boarded trains, for their final destination Camp O'Donnell in Tarlac. The trains stopped at Angeles, Mabalacat, Bam Bam, and Capas stations. Filipino's would throw the POW's food along the way.
Film Director Rainer Loeser under United Movietone Pictures has released another trailer on You Tube 'BIRTHPLACE OF THE KAMIKAZI' East Airfield is located in Mabalacat, Philiipines, where the first Kamikazi unit was formed.