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Four War Correspondents in a Warplane

Four War Correspondents in a Warplane
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Title: Four War Correspondents in a Warplane
Description: Four war correspondents, (left to right), Robert Doyle of the Milwaukee Journal, an unknown man, Ralph Boyce of YANK Army Weekly magazine and Bob Eunson of Associated Press joke around in a damaged warplane, named the "Hell's Angel," at Wards Drome (5 Mile), an airfield near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Doyle and Boyce are holding weapons. The name "Pappy" is painted below the cockpit window. Robert Doyle notes that this photograph was taken by Sergeant Dick Hanley of YANK, the Army Weekly magazine, with Doyle's camera.

Image ID: 99915
November 13, 1943 
Hanley, Dick, YANK Army Weekly
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: Signs and symbols
Practical jokes
Airplane, Military
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Reporters and reporting
Air bases

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