Hammocks in Headquarters Area
Hammocks with rain tarps in the tree-shaded Headquarters area of the military camp at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Tents and jeeps are parked in mud. Robert Doyle wrote a caption for this image although it was not published at that time: "Not much like training camps at home is this task force headquarters area at Saidor occupied by 32nd Division soldiers who seized beachhead Jan. 2. Hammocks keep men dry and out of mud. Falling trees are dangerous."
Image ID: 100134
Creation Date: 1944-01-18
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 23, neg 2302
Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches
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.
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