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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…
"The Completed Biak Photo lab exterior"
"Tent home of some Photo section men on Biak - 17th tactical Reconnaissance Squadron"
"US Flag ona make shift pole and tents with laundry on a line. Biak 17th Recon Sqdn"
"17th Tactical Reconnaissance Squadron, 71st Group. 5th AF -- The Orderly Room tent and flag pole"
"Moving big water tank onto supporting frame - for gravity feed to Kitchen and showers. Island of Biak - Dutch New Guinea 17th Tact. Recon Sqdn" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Water Suppliers. To create a gravity fed water supply for mess hall and…
"Example of coral cliffs facing the beach. Japanese had dug caves and tunnels there in for defense installations"
"The vertical Coral Cliff along the road parallel to the beach - South side of Biak"
"Example of the near vertical coral rock walls just inland from the beach where many Japanese had dug caves."
"The Cliff - coral - that extended for miles along the south coast of Biak in which the Japanise had many gun emplacements" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Invading Biak. On May 27-31, 1944, American forces landed on beaches between Mokmer Village and…
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