Catholic Mass at Saidor
Catholic Mass at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). The Chaplain is using the hood of a jeep as an altar. Many soldiers surround the jeep as they worship. Trees are in the background. Robert Doyle wrote a caption for this image although it was not published at that time: "Army Jeep serves as altar at Catholic mass conducted by Father Anthony E. Burakowski, 30, Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 23 at artillery headquarters area at Saidor, New Guinea. Lieutenant Burakowski arrived at area in 'grasshopper' observation plane. It was his first plane ride. He arrived in New Guinea from America in December, 1943."
Image ID: 100160
Creation Date: 1944-01-23
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 24, neg 2407
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.
Clothing and dress
Military art and science
Rites and ceremonies
World War, 1939-1945
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