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Doyle Filling Jeep with Gasoline

Doyle Filling Jeep with Gasoline
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Title: Doyle Filling Jeep with Gasoline
Description: A smiling Robert Doyle holds the nozzle to the gas pump with one hand and gives the "thumbs up" sign with the other at the Kangaroo Korner Gas Station near the entrance to the 5th Air Force Headquarters near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). He is filling his jeep with fuel. "War Corr[espondent]" is stenciled below the windshield. Signs overhead read, "We Fill Anything Bound For Japan For 'Free,'" "24 Hour Service, If Attendant Isn't Around, Help Yourself" and "No Smoking." Behind Doyle is a tent. On the back of the contact print is written, "Here's Where Your Gas Is."

Image ID: 99604
September 5, 1943 
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: Trees
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Portrait photography
Signs and signboards
Reporters and reporting

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