Dobodura Photo Section
"The 3rd Attack Group Photo Section crew - including 5 men on loan from the 17th Recon Sqdn Front Row L to R Jack Heyn - Jim Humphrey (Section Chief) - John Shemilyence - Leith Seely - Earnie Roy - Ken Ward - Joe DeNunno - George Newcomb - John Bahr Back Row Van Reimer 17th - Ed Barrett 17th - Grover James - Pete Catazone (sittin high) - Bob Casey 17th - John Paulovitch - Hal Kaplan - Fred Hill 17th (top of stairs) - Roland Holmberg" From "Darkroom Soldier": "3rd Attack Group with 17th Squadron Men. Because photo recon men were in short supply at Dobodura, Hill's entire darkroom unit was split up and farmed out: most were assigned to the 26th Bomb Group
four men and Hill were assigned to the 3rd Attack Group....For almost a month, the combined unit shown here processed aerial images for the December 26 Cape Gloucester landing on New Britain. Later, Hill reported to Martha that '2,000 prints a night was a common schedule. Many times we ate breakfast before going to bed. What a life." ("Darkroom Soldier" caption authored by George Venn)
Helten, Paula (curator)
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Dobodura, New Guinea
From the Collection of Fred Hill