Soldier and Indigenous Men Watch Planes on Airfield
A soldier and four indigenous men shade their eyes as they watch planes take off and land at the Kiriwina Airfield on Kiriwina Island in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). The soldier has a rifle slung over his shoulder.
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.