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Paratroopers

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DESCRIPTION

Paratroopers at a Drome (airfield) near Port Moresby, preparing to take off for a landing at Nadzab near Lae. Lae is a Japanese-held airfield in New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). The airplane is behind the group. The shadow of Robert Doyle taking the photograph is in the lower left corner.

RECORD DETAILS

Image ID: 99598

Creation Date: 1943-09-05 

Creator Name: Doyle, Robert

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

Genre: Photograph

Original Format Type: negative, original

Original Format Number: M99-114, box 8, roll 9, neg 903

Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on March 26th, 1944. The image and article appear on page 139 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.

SUBJECTS

Air bases

Airplane, Military

Armed Forces

Men

Military art and science

Military uniforms

Officers

Outdoor photography

Persons

Soldiers

Transportation, Military

World War, 1939-1945

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This image is © copyrighted property of Journal Sentinel Inc. and is provided by the State Historical Society subject to contract.  Use of the image requires written permission from the staff of the Division of Library-Archives. It may not be sold or redistributed, copied or distributed as a photograph, electronic file, or any other media. The image should not be significantly altered through conventional or electronic means. Images altered beyond standard cropping and resizing require further negotiation with a staff member.

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