Dobodura Jungle 1

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Item Details

Title

Dobodura Jungle 1

Subject

Jungle

Description

"New Guinea Jungle - our first experience wth real jungle 17th Recon Sqdn" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Into the Tropic Jungle. On November 16, Hill's squadron boarded the Liberty ship SS John Steinmetz in Milne Bay and sailed north to Dobodura, which Allied forces had recaptured in late 1942. The airfield complex there, hacked out of jungle by engineers and Jauwa tribesmen, opened in November, 1942, during the battle of Buna and Gona. At the time of Hill's arrival, 'Dobo' -- the nickname for Dobodura -- had become a major Allied base for Fifth Air Force activities -- reconnaissance, combat, staging, storage and evacuation." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

11/16/1943

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

2010.1.150

Spatial Coverage

Dobodura, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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