Mindoro, Awards Assembly 1

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Item Details

Title

Mindoro, Awards Assembly 1

Subject

Military camps
Military uniforms
Military vehicles
Mousolite, Peter S.

Description

"17th Tact. Recon Sqdn assembly for visit from Gen Whitehead to present medals to a number of recipients" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Brass Arrives. In spite of significant Japanese opposition, American forces established their Mindoro base. By the end of January, 1945, Fifth Air Force headquarters, the Commanding General, the 24th Division, and the 21st Infantry had all moved to San Jose. Tenth Corps assumed responsibility for the security of the island. Allied planes were now within easy striking distance of Japanese strongholds on Luzon and Corregidor. Here, Hill photographed Capt Peter S. Mousolite drilling the 17th Photo Squadron the day before Gen Ennis Whitehead's visit. Dressed in tropic suntan uniforms, the squadron improved their appearance the next day when the General arrived at McGuire Airdrome." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1945

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

2010.1.530

Spatial Coverage

Mindoro, The Philippines

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill