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Two Soldiers

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Title: Two Soldiers
Description: Two Wisconsin cousins, (left) Corporal Englund Johnson, bomber waist gunner, of Park Falls and (right) Sergeant Donald Englund, airplane engine mechanic, of Prentice, are posed shirtless in front of a painted sign at the Kiriwina Airfield on Kiriwina Island, in the Solomon Sea, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). They reunited for the first time in three years on March 16th, 1942, in Darwin, Australia. The sign probably reads, "90th Bomb Group." In Doyle's notes, Sergeant Englund is with the "319th Sq. 90th Bomb."

Image ID: 99593
August 29, 1943 
Doyle, Robert
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on September 17th, 1943. The image and article appear on page 95 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
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Military camps
Signs and signboards
Air bases

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