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Catholic Mass at Saidor

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Title: Catholic Mass at Saidor
Description: Catholic Mass at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). The Chaplain is using the hood of a jeep as an altar. Many soldiers surround the jeep as they worship. Trees are in the background. Robert Doyle wrote a caption for this image although it was not published at that time: "Army Jeep serves as altar at Catholic mass conducted by Father Anthony E. Burakowski, 30, Fairfield, Conn., Jan. 23 at artillery headquarters area at Saidor, New Guinea. Lieutenant Burakowski arrived at area in 'grasshopper' observation plane. It was his first plane ride. He arrived in New Guinea from America in December, 1943."

Image ID: 100160
January 23, 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
Rites and ceremonies
Worship programs
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Clothing and dress
Military camps

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