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Admiring Major's Insignia



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Title: Admiring Major's Insignia
Description: Robert Doyle admires the golden oak leaf of Major Post's collar insignia. They are standing in front of the tail assembly of a plane similar to Post's. Major Arthur L. Post of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, was shot down on June 20th, 1943 and rescued on September 28th, 1943, after 101 days in the jungle. The airfield where this image was taken was located near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Robert Doyle was not allowed to publish Post's story at that time. It was finally published in January, 1947, by the Milwaukee Journal. Major Post intended to write his own story, but was killed in a test airplane on August 25th, 1944, before he had the chance.

Image ID: 99933
Creation
Date:
November 21, 1943 
Creator
Name:
Unknown
Collection
Name:
Doyle, Robert. Papers : 1935-1974, 1995
Genre: Photograph
Additional
Information:
This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on January 23rd, 1947, with a series of articles telling Major Post's story. 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
Shoes
Insignia
Air pilots, Military
Airplane, Military
Armed Forces
Military decorations
Military uniforms
Transportation, Military
World War, 1939-1945
Hairstyles
Men
Outdoor photography
Military bases
Jews
Officers
Reporters and reporting
Air bases
 

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