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Soldiers at Slit Trench

Soldiers at Slit Trench
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Title: Soldiers at Slit Trench
Description: Soldiers working on slit trench in the rain on Kiriwina Island in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). They all hail from Michigan. Left to right, Private Edward Glomski of Hazel Park, Private 1st Class Ed. Abbott of Saginaw, Private Kenneth Steele of Saginaw, Corporal Neil Story of Clio, Corporal Eugene Drury of Hazel Park and Corporal John Blohm of Saginaw.

Image ID: 99571
August 18, 1943 
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: Plants
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Manual work
Implements, utensils, etc.

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