First View of New Guinea

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Item Details

Title

First View of New Guinea

Subject

Islands
Military camps

Description

"Copy of the first view of New Guinea as the SS Gen John Pope arrived" From "Darkroom Soldier": "The Wharf of Milne Bay, November 4, 1943. Here, in August, 1942, an attack by Japanese naval forces had been repulsed by Australian infantry defending this twenty-mile long bay. When Hill arrived here, his Fifth Air Force contingent spearheaded Allied forces preparing to attack Japanese defensive positions along the New Guinea coast -- the first step in taking the battle to Japan. Because his camera was still in his baggage in the hold of the USS General John Pope, Hill salvaged this photograph by an anonymous photographer. Background: long low building among palms is the Red Cross Recreation Center." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Anonymous

Date

11/4/1943

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

2010.1.062

Spatial Coverage

Milne Bay, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

Position: 1814 (4 views)