First Muddy Camp 1

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Item Details

Title

First Muddy Camp 1

Subject

Islands
Military camps
Military life
Military uniforms
Argo, Fred
Baxter, Dick
Casey, Bob
Harris, Fred
Nasca, John
Rixham, John

Description

"First (temporary) camp of the ground crew of 17th Recon Sqdn - Milne Bay New Guinea Nov 4 to Nov 16 1943 in MUD - !" From "Darkroom Soldier": "Building the Aihoma Road. For the nine or ten days Hill's unit waited at Milne Bay, they were assigned to Aihoma, a swampy area flooded by afternoon rains. Here, standing in jungle mud, they are laying the log base for a dry walkway between their quarters and kitchen. Left to right: M/Sgt Fred Argo, 1st Sgt John Rixham, Maj Fred Harris, Cpl Dick Baxter. Squatting, holding left end of log: Sgt Bob Casey. At other end of log: Sgt John Nasca." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)

Creator

Hill, Fred

Date

1943-11

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

2010.1.065

Spatial Coverage

Milne Bay, New Guinea

Provenance

From the Collection of Fred Hill

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