Wisconsin Soldiers and Captured Japanese Machine Gun | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society

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Wisconsin Soldiers and Captured Japanese Machine Gun

Wisconsin Soldiers and Captured Japanese Machine Gun | Photograph | Wisconsin Historical Society
Eight soldiers from Wisconsin pose with a captured Japanese gun. It may be a Japanese 12.7-mm (Fixed Mount) Aircraft Machine Gun. The soldiers were stationed at the military camp at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Their names (kneeling, left to right) are Private First Class Eugene Kobza of Milwaukee, Sergeant LaVerne Ader of Almond and Corporal John Malecki of Berlin; (standing, left to right) are Sergeant Delbert DeForest of Fort Atkinson, Corporal Eugene Weinand of Jackson, Sergeant Charles Allhands of Madison, Private Leonard Bieganowski of Milwaukee and Sergeant Ward K Wentworth of Whitewater.
DESCRIPTION
Eight soldiers from Wisconsin pose with a captured Japanese gun. It may be a Japanese 12.7-mm (Fixed Mount) Aircraft Machine Gun. The soldiers were stationed at the military camp at Saidor, New Guinea (present day Papua New Guinea). Their names (kneeling, left to right) are Private First Class Eugene Kobza of Milwaukee, Sergeant LaVerne Ader of Almond and Corporal John Malecki of Berlin; (standing, left to right) are Sergeant Delbert DeForest of Fort Atkinson, Corporal Eugene Weinand of Jackson, Sergeant Charles Allhands of Madison, Private Leonard Bieganowski of Milwaukee and Sergeant Ward K Wentworth of Whitewater.
RECORD DETAILS
Image ID:100139
Creation Date: January 17 1944
Creator Name:Doyle, Robert
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Collection Name:Robert Doyle papers, 1935-1974, 1995
Genre:Photograph
Original Format Type:negative, original
Original Format Number:M99-114, box 8, roll 23, neg 2304
Original Dimensions:2.375 x 2.375 inches
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION
Robert Doyle was a civilian war correspondent for the Milwaukee Journal during World War II, covering the experiences of Wisconsin troops in the 32nd "Red Arrow" Division, an infantry division of the United States Army National Guard. The "Red Arrow" Division consisted mainly of soldiers from Wisconsin and Michigan.
SUBJECTS
Armed Forces
Battlefields
Firearms
Military camps
Military uniforms
Soldiers
World War, 1939-1945
Men
Outdoor photography
Portraits, Group

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