Wisconsin paratroopers in Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea), pose holding a captured Japanese marine banner and pistol they brought back after cutting off enemy soldiers trying to escape from Lae, New Guinea, in September. Soldiers' names, (standing from left) Captain Walter Lehmann of Hustisford, Sergeant Joseph Kellner of Marshfield, Corporal Arthur Smithback of Stoughton, Corporal Lloyd Heise of Oconto and Sergeant Kermit Brown of Greenwood, (kneeling from left) Raymond Barnowski of Monico, Sergeant Robert Miller of Marshfield and Private James McCann of La Crosse.
Image ID: 99633
Creation Date: 1943-09-19
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 9, neg 912
Original Dimensions: 2.375 x 2.375 inches
This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on October 20th, 1943. The image and article appear on page 99 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.
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