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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.
Appearing before the most unusual audience of his career is juggler Marine Pfc. Richard E. Luby, member of the 5th Division show which recently toured Pacific bases. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Apprentice: This little Melanesian boy helps his elders build a warehouse for U.S. Marines at a SoPac base.
Saunders (U.S. Marine Corps)
As their island is occupied by U.S. troops, Nissan Islanders are evacuated by troop carrier to Guadalcanal [See "more images" below for complete caption]
At 2/2 C.C.S. Koitaki (mud everywhere!) N.G. '43
At Halavo Seaplane Base, Islanders teach black American Seabees (in shirts) how to make thatch for shading cooler barracks.
At Uberri - near McDonald's plantation. Outpost of Japs [sic] in '42. N.G. '43
At Uberri with Bob Stinson (USA Air Ace) - near Jap [sic] patrol posts & pillar boxes. N. Guinea
Australian Maj. J.V. Mather pays a Solomon blue-black his weekly wage of five shillings for work as a stevedore on Guadalcanal. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Howard, U.S. Marine Corps
Battle scene, coastal area
U.S. Marine Corps
Billy Gina standing over man sighting rifle. [See "more images" below for complete caption]
Col. Michael Currin
Bistanua - Papuan infantry HQ near Uberri. N.G. '43
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