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"Connell's Special"



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Title: "Connell's Special"
Description: Crew Chief Master Sergeant Harold Kuba of Appleton, Wisconsin, leans out of the cockpit window of his warplane. The nose art, "Connell's Special" appears on the fuselage below him. On the left, "kill markings" appear, 23 bombs indicating 23 missions, and below, four cargo ships, one destroyer and one submarine sunk, four Zeros (Japanese warplanes) shot down and four ships damaged. The airfield is located near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea).

Image ID: 99921
Creation
Date:
November 17, 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
Signs and symbols
Hats
Airplane, Military
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography
Military bases
Air bases
 

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