Wrecker Stuck in the Mud
"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).
Image ID: 100164
Creation Date: 1944-01-24
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 2408
Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches
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.
Cranes, derricks, etc.
Military art and science
World War, 1939-1945
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