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New Guinea Agrees with War Correspondents

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War correspondents, whose typewriters and cameras keep the world informed of action in New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea), live together in a large hut near Port Moresby. They are posed on or around a military truck. A building and trees are in the background. The complete roster includes (back, left to right) Len Edwards, American Broadcasting Company Technician; Tom Fairhall, Sydney Daily Telegraph; Robert Doyle, Milwaukee Journal; George Moorad, American Red Cross; Reg Leonard, Melbourne Herald; George Silk, Australian Department of Information Photographer; Captain Charles Madden, Australian Imperial Force Conducting Officer; (center, left to right) Harold Guard, United Press; Merlin Spencer, Associated Press; Charles Buttrose, Sydney Morning Herald; Pat Robinson, International News Service, New York; Lewis Sebring, Jr., New York Herald Tribune; Geoffrey Reading, Sydney Daily Mirror; Lieutenant Colonel George Fenton, Australian Imperial Forces Press Relations Officer; Edward C. Widdis, Associated Press Photographer; Martin Barnett, Paramount Newsreel; E.R. Noderer, Chicago Tribune; Dean Schedler, Associated Press; (front, left to right) Chester Wilmot, American Broadcasting Company photographer and British Broadcasting Corporation commentator; Tom Fisher, Australian Imperial Force photographer; George Johnston, Melbourne Argus; Frank Prist, ACME Newspictures, Inc.; Chris Bottomley, Australian Department of Information.


Image ID: 100888

Creation Date: 1942-11-01 

Creator Name: Unknown




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

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 7, fldr 7/1

Original Dimensions: 4.625 x 3.5 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.

A very similar image can be found in M99-114, box PH 1, folder 1/1 B. Some of the text in this record was taken from a printed caption attached to that image.




Clothing and dress



Military art and science

Military bases

Military uniforms


Outdoor photography



Portraits, Group

Reporters and reporting


Transportation, Military




Work clothes

World War, 1939-1945


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