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Wrecker Stuck in the Mud

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DESCRIPTION

"Beach Road," Robert Doyle's caption in the Milwaukee Journal said it best, "Saidor travel Bureau never reports roads impassable as long as wheels are still in sight. Engineers driving this wrecker were bogged down only two minutes in this mud hole. They hooked a cable to a tree and the wrecker pulled itself out with its power driven winch on the front of the truck. A typical scene in the lives of 32nd Division troops at this New Guinea base." Saidor is located in New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea).

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 100164

Creation Date: 1944-01-24 

Creator Name: Doyle, Robert

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Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 24, neg 2408

Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal after January, 24th, 1944. The image and article appear on page 117 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.

SUBJECTS

Armed Forces

Botany

Cranes, derricks, etc.

Engineers

Manufacturing industries

Men

Military art and science

Military camps

Military uniforms

Outdoor photography

Persons

Plants

Roads

Soldiers

Transportation

Transportation, Military

Trees

Weather

Work

World War, 1939-1945

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