Robert Doyle and Indigenous Man
Text attached to a print made from the negative reads, "This photo of me with a Papuan native carrier was made near Buna early in January. This fellow with his shorts is a bit overdressed. Most of the carriers wear only g-strings. Object in my hand is a flat tin needed to keep cigarets [sic] dry in moist climate. Please paint out cartridge clip holder on my belt under my left hand if you use the picture. (Carrying of arms by correspondents is prohibited.) I am wearing green jungle suit. Wrist watch worn on lapel to prevent sweating out strap." The photo and caption were passed by the censors. However, on the reverse it reads, "(Return w questions)." The image was taken after the Allies captured Buna, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). The jungle is in the background.
Image ID: 100693
Creation Date: 1943-01-07 ca.
Creator Name: Unknown
Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Original Format Type: negative, original
Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll-misc, page 1
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.
Clocks and watches
Clothing and dress
Military art and science
Reporters and reporting
World War, 1939-1945
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