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T-Beach Whittling Club



T-Beach Whittling Club
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Title: T-Beach Whittling Club
Description: Two officers sit on improvised seats (boards on barrels) at the T-Beach Whittling Club, located on the north coast of New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). On the left is Lieutenant Colonel Hugh Fanning of LaCrosse, Wisconsin and on the right is Major Meredith Huggins of Salem Oregon. Major Huggins was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross, Silver Star and a Purple Heart. Signs behind them indicate where the different ranks should sit. The signs read, "Generals", "Colonels", "Majors", Captains" and "Other Ranks." Large trees with thick limbs are in the background. On the left are jeeps and on the right is a tent.

Image ID: 100129
Creation
Date:
January 14, 1944 
Creator
Name:
Doyle, Robert
Collection
Name:
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
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: Trees
Tents
Relaxation
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography
Barrels
Military camps
Clubs
Officers
Signs and signboards
 

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