Lieutenant Colonel Philip F. La Follette
Robert Doyle's caption that accompanied this image reads, "Lieutenant Colonel Philip F. La Follette, three times Governor of Wisconsin, poses in combat uniform. He took part in the landings at Cape Gloucester, New Britain Island, in charge of a group of press correspondents." The ocean and shoreline are behind him.
Image ID: 100026
Creation Date: 1943-12-18
Creator Name: Doyle, Robert
Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Original Format Type: negative, original
Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 18, neg 1805
Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches
This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal after December 18th, 1943. The image and caption appear on page 105 of the clipping book, Anybody Here From Wisconsin?, a reprint of the scrapbook kept by Robert Doyle's mother. Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.
Clothing and dress
Military art and science
World War, 1939-1945
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