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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
January 14, 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: Trees
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Military camps
Signs and signboards

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