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Gun Crew at Saidor

Gun Crew at Saidor
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Title: Gun Crew at Saidor
Description: Slightly elevated view of the crew of a 105 mm gun at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). The soldier with his back to the camera, at the range finder, is Private First Class John Putnam of Shelby, North Carolina. The soldier loading a shell into the breach is Private Louis Katz of Brooklyn, New York. The soldier opposite Putnam at the gun site is Corporal Willie Fisher of Salem, Oregon. Holding the next shell is Private Anthony De Marco of of Brooklyn, New York. Standing (left to right) behind the gun is Private First Class Harold Schroeder of Bangor, Maine, Private Gilmer Stetzer of Mindoro, Wisconsin and Sergeant Arthur Hoepner of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Trees, tents and more soldiers are in the background.

Image ID: 100174
February 3, 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
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Military camps

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