Soldiers and Officers in Gun Pit | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Soldiers and Officers in Gun Pit

Soldiers and Officers in Gun Pit | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Artillerymen of Battalion A are ready for an enemy attack in a gun pit, at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). A knife is standing point down in the front log. Names (left to right) are Sergeant Robert Ledin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Private First Class Charles Evans of Hutchinson, Kansas, Private Charles Mahoney of New York City, Private First Class William Rentfro of Effingham, Illinois, Corporal Frank Parr, Lieutenant Robert Winkenwerder, Private Lawrence Barth, Private Frank Parys and Private Gordon Fabry, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
DESCRIPTION
Artillerymen of Battalion A are ready for an enemy attack in a gun pit, at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). A knife is standing point down in the front log. Names (left to right) are Sergeant Robert Ledin of Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Private First Class Charles Evans of Hutchinson, Kansas, Private Charles Mahoney of New York City, Private First Class William Rentfro of Effingham, Illinois, Corporal Frank Parr, Lieutenant Robert Winkenwerder, Private Lawrence Barth, Private Frank Parys and Private Gordon Fabry, all of Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:100151
Creation Date: January 22 1944
Creator Name:Doyle, Robert
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Collection Name:Robert Doyle papers, 1935-1974, 1995
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:M99-114, box 8, roll 24, neg 2401
Original Dimensions:2.375 x 2.375 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
This image was published in the Milwaukee Journal on February 12th, 1943. The image and article appear on page 121 of the clipping book, Anybody Here From Wisconsin?, a reprint of the scrapbook kept by Robert Doyle's mother. 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
Armed Forces
Fortification
Military uniforms
Officers
Soldiers
Weapons
World War, 1939-1945
Hairstyles
Men
Foliage
Moustache
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group
Smoking

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