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Laundry Customers

Laundry Customers
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Title: Laundry Customers
Description: Motor Pool Dispatchers Sergeant Alex Petro of Racine, Wisconsin, and Sergeant Joe Nicolazzi of Kenosha, Wisconsin, chat while waiting for their clothing at the Rough Raider Squadron Laundry located near Port Moresby, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Sergeant Nicolazzi has an Army Air Corp patch on his shoulder and a sailor hat on his head. They are standing behind a washing "barrel" run by a pulley and belt.

Image ID: 99955
November 30, 1943 
Doyle, Robert
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
Laundries (rooms and spaces)
Armed Forces
Military uniforms
World War, 1939-1945
Outdoor photography
Military bases

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