Japanese "Pill Box" 1

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Title

Japanese "Pill Box" 1

Subject

Outdoors

Description

"A Japanese fortified 'pill box.' The howitzer has had the breech blown out as the position was abandoned." From "Darkroom Soldier": "Ending in a Pill Box. Another in his series on destroyed Japanese armament, Hill records here a Japanese 75 mm howitzer with the breech perhaps intentionally destroyed as the gunnery crew abandoned their position on Bloody Ridge. 'Conflicting information provides a total of 4,700 Japanese killed and 220 captured on Biak through August 20...The remaining Japanese were without hope of succor. They could choose surrender, death by combat during Allied mopping up operations, death by disease, death by suicide, or death by starvation." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1944

Contributor

Helten, Paula (curator)

Rights

(c)Eastern Oregon University. This image is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution - Noncommercial - No Derivative Works 3.0 United States License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/). Acknowledgement of Eastern Oregon University as a source is required. For print quality images, prints, or high resolution tiff files, or commercial uses please contact the Library Director at Eastern Oregon University.

Identifier

2010.1.283

Spatial Coverage

Biak, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill