Leyte Foxhole Group 2

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Item Details

Title

Leyte Foxhole Group 2

Subject

Military camps
Military uniforms
Baxter, Dick
Bernardo, Fred
Countryman, Allan J.
Hill, Fred Peters Walt
Reimer, Van

Description

"Tent mates pose on fox hole cover. Van Reimer, Dick Baxter, Al Countryman, Walt Peters, Fred Hill, and Ed Bernardo in front." All Photo section men except Peters who was a medic" From "Darkroom Soldier": "On the Foxhole at Dulag. After a few days and nights of unloading at Tacloban, the 17th Photo Section moved twenty miles south down Highway 1 to Dulag on Leyte Gulf. Building their photo lab closer to the front lines than ever before, Hill recalled regular night bombings by Japanese planes and anti-aircraft guns firing all around their camp. When those guns were firing, deadly chunks of searing shrapnel could fall right through their tent canvas. To take refuge from the friendly shrapnel and unfriendly bombs, the Photo Section hired local Filipinos to dig them a spacious foxhole. Here, they pose on that log and dirt shelter. Left to right: Sgt Van Reimer, Cpl Dick Baxter, Pfc A.J. Countryman, Pfc Walt Peters (medic), Sgt Fred Hill, Sgt Ed Bernardo." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Anonymous

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

2010.1.434

Spatial Coverage

Dulag, Leyte, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill