Milne Bay Dock Area
"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)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Milne Bay, New Guinea
From the Collection of Fred Hill