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C-47 Formation Leaving Saidor

C-47 Formation Leaving Saidor
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Title: C-47 Formation Leaving Saidor
Description: Aerial view over wing of formation of Douglas C-47 Skytrain cargo and troop transport planes leaves Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Robert Doyle notes that they were off the Japanese-held coast. The wing of the plane in which Doyle was a passenger is in the foreground. The plane in the center has the nose art depicting a reclining woman in the "pin-up style" with the text, "Hot-to-go."

Image ID: 100247
August 25, 1944 
Doyle, Robert
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
See also Image ID: 100193 for another image of the airplane.

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: Painting
Caricatures and cartoons
Airplane, Military
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Aerial photographs

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