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  • Tags: Ships
"LST 626 loading on the beach near Tacloban. Dec 1944 - en route to Mindoro"

Position: 111 (22 views)
"LST 626 - well up on beach - doors and ramp ready to load Dec 1944. This is the one that was so far onto the beach it could not be pulled off and had to be unloaded." From "Darkroom Soldier": "Lucky LST 626. After two months 'of heavy ground…

Position: 98 (25 views)
"Outrigger canoes like this one, came out to our ships - in the harbor at Tacloban - to sell fruit, chickens, souvenirs, or some even had talented girls to sing - for tips, of course"

Position: 126 (20 views)
"Swimming off a sunken barge at edge of a coral shelf. Possible to wade to the barge and dive into 20 ft deep water on seaward side at Biak, Dutch New Guinea 17th tactical Recon Sqdn"

Position: 7477 (1 views)
"Some of the best ocean swimming in the S. Pacific was off a barge at the edge of a coral shelf at Biak. Thigh deep out to the barge - 20' deep on other" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Swim Time. Before showers were set up, soldiers first bathed in fresh…

Position: 7477 (1 views)
"Two Liberty Ships and an LC1 behind a native large canoe with a sail, at Biak" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Boat Antithesis. Stabilized by outrigger, assisted by sail, four Biak men paddle their large wood canoe on Soenggarai Bay. Praised for their…

Position: 7477 (1 views)
"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,…

Position: 951 (5 views)
"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…

Position: 7477 (1 views)
"Native garden in foreground. Ships in distant water (Speed graphic camera)" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Taro Plantation. Within sight of Allied warships anchored off Finschhafen (background), Hill photographed this hillside taro plantation. When…

Position: 3900 (2 views)
"The dock area at Milne Bay" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Milne Bay Wharf. Because there was no campsite for Hill's squadron when they arrived on November 4, and because commanders wanted to release the USS General John Pope to return to the States,…

Position: 1445 (4 views)

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