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- Tags: Oro Province
Dobodura Photo Section
"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…
Tags: 17th Recon Sqdn, 3rd Attack, Darkroom, Group, Groups, Huts, Oro Province, Photo section, Soldier quote, Uniforms
Dobodura Natives Digging
"New Guinea citizen digging ditch for drain pipe at the 17th Tactical Recon Sqdn's first workin camp site Palm branches for shade"
Dobodura Hut Sleeping Quarters 2
"Residence of the 3rd Attack Group Photo Section men including the 5 men of the 17th Recon "on loan" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Our House on Embi Creek. Located about thirty yards behind their Photo Lab, this typical native building -- post and beam,…
John Rixham, 1st Sgt
"1st Sgt John Rixham from 'Strike' 17th Tact. Recon Sqdn" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Rixham Demoted. Among his commanding officers, the fate of 1st Sgt John W. Rixham was perhaps the most ironic. As Hill told the story to Martha, he noted, 'I'll bet I…
Big Emby Lake 1
"Big Emby Lake - near (1/2 hr hike) our camp at Dobodura. We fished there. Had a raft and later - re-cycled inflated life rafts from aircraft" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Big Embi Lake. After a fishing trip here, Hill wrote Martha, 'Around sunup, I…
Tags: Big, Darkroom, Emby, Fishing, Lake, Oro Province, Recreation, Soldier quote
Big Emby Lake Fish Fry
"Sgt Ed Bernardo frying fish from Big Emby Lake - at night (note flashlight) Make-shift stove! taken with Sqdn's Speed Graphic & flash." From "Darkroom Soldier": "Fish Fry. Ed Bernardo dons his chef hat and grills the fresh catch from Big Embi Lake.…
Tags: Cooking, Cooks, Darkroom, Fish, Fish fry, Flashlight, Make-shift stove, Night, Oro Province, Recreation, Sergeants, Soldier quote
Dobodura Jungle 1
"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…
Tags: 17th Recon Sqdn, Darkroom, Islands, Jungle, Oro Province, Palm fronds, Soldier quote, Trees, Vines
Dobodura Camp Movie Theater 2
"The movie theater at Dobodura"
Tags: Campsite, Movie theater, Oro Province, Projection booth, Seating
Dick Baxter, Barber
"Dick Baxter cutting hair for Bob Casey - Finchhafen"
Tags: Barbers, Clippers, Haircuts, Oro Province
Finchhaffen Camp, Officer's Tents
"Officer's tents at Finschhafen"
Tags: Officers, Oro Province, Tents