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5AGH - the Oyster Bay in background and mangrove swamps. N.G. '43
A Marine walks his guard post on the beach. Instead of the bowing, the nativves all now salute the Marines with a t ypical "G.I. flash." [See "more images" below for complete caption]
S/Sgt. W.C. Fitch
A native of a South Pacific island adopts the G.I.'s most popular mode of travel, hitch-hiking. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
McElroy (U.S. Marine Corps)
A U.S. Marine Corps major is given information by a native of Woleai (Micronesia) [See "more images" below for complete caption]
A U.S. Marine wearing a Japanese sword and canteen, with three members of the native police force on Guadalcanal
U.S. Marine Corps
A.W. Fitch at Guadalcanal
ACF hut at Rauma
After the Americans recaptured the island, a Pharmacists Mate treats the infected hand of a young Chamorro girl in a Navy dispensary constructed of local material
Along with photographs, servicemen also represented thier image of Islanders in paintings and drawings. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Lieutenant W.J. Fischer
American Civil Affairs Officer makes friends by giving candy to children after the Marines' amphibious landing on the island.
Tech. Sgt. Arnold Johnson
An American Catholic priest, standing next to a makeshift altar set up on the bech to give a prayer service, presents a young Micronesian girl with a rosary.
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