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"The Completed Biak Photo lab exterior"

Position: 2502 (3 views)

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"17th T. Recon Sqdn Photo Section being set up. 3' by 6' floor panels were fabricated before we left Finchhaffen" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Biak Photo Lab. In his August 19 letter, Hill sketched the new photo lab floor plan and, in a photo, he…

Position: 1037 (5 views)

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"Frances 'Scoop' Elliston 17th Tact. Recon Sqdn Orderly room staff. Lifting corrugated panel to the roof of the the mess hall structure. Biak Island"

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"Putting corrugated roof sheets on Biak Mess Hall 17th Tact. Recon Sqdn" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Roofers. 17th Photographic Reconnaissance Squadron members also applied sheets of corrugated steel to cover the mess hall. Front to back: Charles…

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"The 3rd Attack Group Photo Section crew - including 5 men on loan from the 17th Recon Sqdn Front Row L to R Jack Heyn - Jim Humphrey (Section Chief) - John Shemilyence - Leith Seely - Earnie Roy - Ken Ward - Joe DeNunno - George Newcomb - John Bahr…

Position: 2502 (3 views)

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"C-46 Refueling" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Fueling. A soldier waits on his tanker as high octane fuel fills the plane's tanks. On their return from missions, planes were refueled immediately. Hill described the day: 'Rode down to the line with Baxter…

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"A detail of men have just moved a latrine seat box into position over a pit that required dynamite to dig. The box is a 10 holer - two rows of 5, back to back. A V-10? 17th Recon Sqdn" From left to right: John Kapp, John Nasca, Clifford Jones,…

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"Jeep in a mud bog in camp area - Finchhaffen - 17th Recon Sqdn" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Jeep in Mud. Men walking in the muck from mess hall to Photo Section skirt the deep mudhole where a jeep was abandoned. When the rains stopped and the mud…

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"Fred Hill eating fresh papaya" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Papaya Eater. While sweat rash plagued Hill at Finnschhafen, he still enjoyed eating tropical fruit -- as seen here in this photo he sent to Martha. Throughout the New Guinea conflict,…

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"New Guinea Jungle - our first experience wth real jungle 17th Recon Sqdn" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Into the Tropic Jungle. On November 16, Hill's squadron boarded the Liberty ship SS John Steinmetz in Milne Bay and sailed north to Dobodura, which…

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