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Crew on Higgins Boat



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Title: Crew on Higgins Boat
Description: Crew of four aboard a Higgins boat, also known as a LCVP, which stands for "Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel." Their names, left to right, are Fireman 1st Class Alex Georgeson (shirtless) of Portland, Oregon, Private George Goldstein of Youngstown, Ohio, Boatswains Mate 2nd Class Walter Barton of Los Angeles, California and Seaman 1st Class William Black (shirtless) of Durango, Colorado. The photograph was taken on Milne Bay, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea).

Image ID: 99529
Creation
Date:
August 11, 1943 
Creator
Name:
Doyle, Robert
Collection
Name:
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
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
Mountains
Soldiers
Hats
Bathing suits
Boats and boating
Ocean
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Hairstyles
Men
Outdoor photography
Work clothes
Sailors
Shorelines
 

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