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Cuscus at Nadzab Airport

Cuscus at Nadzab Airport
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Title: Cuscus at Nadzab Airport
Description: An animal caught at the Nadzab Airport. Robert Doyle described it as a "Possum-like animal, White thick fur with brown splotches - Pink face, feet. Big eyes - long tail - Pink on end." It is probably a cuscus, a variety of Australasian possum. A person's hand is on the right near the cage. The Nadzab Airport was near the Lae Airstrip, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea), but was able to receive larger aircraft.

Image ID: 100127
January 13, 1944 
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: Airports
Outdoor photography

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