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  • Tags: Geelvink Bay
"Dick Baxter Biak"
"On Biak - Reunion of former 123rd Obsn. Sqdn members" Fred Hill is standing in the back row, on the left. Lt O'Keefe is seated in the front row, second from the left. Bob Casey is seated at the far right.
"17th Tact. Recon Sqdn Photo section at Biak. One of our least convenient set-ups"
"The 17th Tact. Redon Sqdn's movie theater on Biak. Men provided their own seating, some quite elaborate. Men from other units were welcome, but behind the pole fence" From "Darkroom Soldier": "17th Squdron Movie Theater. Hill and his fellow soldiers…
"Japanese well drilling rig being used in the 17th Tact. Recon Sqdn camp area on Biak"
"PHOTO GUNNER Sgt Earl E. Powers on KP - Pots & Pans In the Air Force, even Sgts 'pulled KP"
"17th Tact. Recon Sqdn enlisted men washing their mess kits - Coleman immersion heaters kept water Very Hot in clean metal garbage cans" Mess Hall in background.
"Japanese well drilling rig - left behind - Being used by U.S. forces - Biak" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Well Drillers. To find a fresh water source for washing and bathing, unidenitified men of the 17th Squadron Utilities Section quickly learned to…
"Gasoline source for vehicles and kitchen stoves and immersion heaters for washing mess kits" Sign on platform reads, "No Smoking - Gas - Danger"
"Native homes - on stilts over the water"
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