Indigenous Boys Help Soldiers
Indigenous men help 32nd Division soldiers from units, originally from Wisconsin, who paddle in collapsible canvas boats to small coastal vessels. The man with the rifle (left) is a "police boy," who speaks some English and bosses the others. Text in the Milwaukee Journal describing this group of images reads: "War Correspondent's Album. These pictures, made in New Guinea last November, December and January by Robert J. Doyle, Milwaukee Journal war correspondent, have just been received, approved for publication by the photo news board of the bureau of public relations of the war department."
Image ID: 100977
Creation Date: 1942
Creator Name: Doyle, Robert
Collection Name: Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Original Format Type: photographic print, b&w
Original Format Number: M99-114, box 7, fldr 7/1
Original Dimensions: 3.875 x 2.6875 inches
This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on November 10th, 1942. The image and article appear on page 74 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.
Boats and boating
Clothing and dress
Military art and science
World War, 1939-1945
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