Royal Papuan Constabulary
The Royal Papuan Constabulary stands at attention with their weapons in the Port Moresby area, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). The constabulary was a national police force with jurisdiction throughout all of New Guinea. They played a significant role resisting the Japanese occupation during World War II. Their uniforms consist of lava lavas (kilts) and ammunition belts.
Image ID: 100821
Creation Date: 1943-01 ca.
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-misc, page 5
Original Dimensions: 3.5 x 2.625 inches
This image may have been published in the Milwaukee Journal in 1943. The image appears on page 46 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.
Clothing and dress
Military art and science
World War, 1939-1945
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