WWII U.S. ARMY AIR FORCE 1943-1945 in the SOUTH PACIFIC PHOTO ALBUM
7” x 10” 60 manila pages that contain 125 photos. Photos vary in size. Each page has corner slits into which the photos are placed. Several photos are loose.
The majority of photographs are snapshots taken during the U.S. Army’s tactical occupation of New Guinea in early 1944. Including, beached and sunken Japanese ships off the coast of New Guinea, as well as other captured Japanese equipment. Also photographed are people of New Guinea, U.S. Army camps, construction projects, and two photos of dead soldiers in a shallow river.
Other photographs in this are of the U.S. Army’s Camp Doomben in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia just before the troops relocation to New Guinea. Photographs also depict the occupation of the Philippines and portraits of Japanese soldiers. There are 6 Photo Booth images of “Helen” (1943 & 1945). Variations of “Love and kisses to my sweetheart, /Helen” is written on several photos.
There is one man that is in focus of many photographs. In a couple of images it appears that he is studying or building maps during his time in New Guinea.
Many photos provide contextual information with details provided in writing on verso, while several others have words inscribed into the negative.