Milne Bay Dock Area

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Item Details

Title

Milne Bay Dock Area

Subject

Islands
Military camps
Military life
Military uniforms

Description

"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, Hill's squadron off-loaded their gear onto the Van Heust, a Dutch inter-island freighter. For two days, they lived on the ship and slept on the deck, then on November 6, 1943, they finally off-loaded onto this dock and went ashore to set up their quarters in the mud." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Anonymous

Date

11/6/1943

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

2010.1.067

Spatial Coverage

Milne Bay, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill