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Paratroopers



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Title: Paratroopers
Description: 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.

Image ID: 99599
Creation
Date:
September 5, 1943 
Creator
Name:
Doyle, Robert
Collection
Name:
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
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
Weapons
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography
Protective clothing
Air bases
 

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