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Two Soldiers Inspect a Knife

Two Soldiers Inspect a Knife
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Title: Two Soldiers Inspect a Knife
Description: Two soldiers inspect a knife at Kiriwina Beach Camp on Kiriwina Island in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). They are standing in front of a flagpole in a garden, flying the American flag. On the left is Private Frank Pollen of Manitowoc, Wisconsin and on the right is Private Herman Oxendorf of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

Image ID: 99573
August 19, 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: Soldiers
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Military camps

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