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"On Wisconsin" Jeep

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Title: "On Wisconsin" Jeep
Description: Ordnance Lieutenant Elroy Derksen of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, glances up from writing on papers laying on the hood of his jeep at a military base in New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). His jeep has the phrase "On Wisconsin" painted below the windshield. "On Wisconsin" is the title of the University of Wisconsin Fight Song and the State Song of Wisconsin. The tail of a warplane is behind him.

Image ID: 100021
December 14, 1943 
Doyle, Robert
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
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: Signs and symbols
Airplane, Military
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Military bases
Air bases

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