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Small Vessels Carry Supplies

Small Vessels Carry Supplies
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Title: Small Vessels Carry Supplies
Description: Small fishing vessels carried supplies for troops marching up the coast towards Buna, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Here soldiers lower cases over the side to an outrigger canoe for the trip to shore. Indigenous crews helped load and unload supplies. The tree-covered shore and hills are in the background. Photograph taken by Sergeant Leland Score of Menomonie, Wisconsin and selected for publication by Robert Doyle. Sergeant Score was a clerk at division headquarters and carried his camera with him through the Papuan campaign. He was taking the photographs to be used by the division for an official history after the war.

Image ID: 100969
Score, Leland
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on June 20th, 1943. The image and article appear on page 76-77 of the clipping book, Anybody Here From Wisconsin?, a reprint of the scrapbook kept by Robert Doyle's mother. 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
Boats and boating
Canoes and canoeing
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Work clothes

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