Paratroopers at a Drome (airfield) near Port Moresby, preparing to take off for a landing at Nadzab near Lae. Lae is a Japanese-held airfield in New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). One soldier is checking the gear of another.
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.