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The senior staff of the 7th Marines on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Jan 10 1944. Chesty Puller is the second from the left.

Caption     The senior staff of the 7th Marines on Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Jan 10 1944. Chesty Puller is the second from the left. ww2dbase
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Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps
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Photos on Same Day 10 Jan 1944
Photos at Same Place Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Australian New Guinea
Added By David Stubblebine

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1. Commenter identity confirmed David Stubblebine says:
19 Feb 2013 03:11:53 PM

LtoR: Maj Victor H Streit (Operations), LCol Chesty Puller (Executive Officer), 1Lt Frank T Farrel (Intelligence), Maj Claude B Cross (Quartermaster), Capt RT Musselwhite (Communications), & 1Lt John J Aubuchon (Assistant Operations)
2. Anonymous says:
22 Feb 2019 03:46:24 AM

1st Lt. 1st. Bn. 7th Marines 1st. Mar. Div. William McKinley Fleming KIA. Jan.10th 1944. New Britain. Was a New Yorker and my Dad's best friend. Both enlisted in 31 and my Dad CWO, went from 1st Div. to 3rd. Was at Boug, Guam and Iwo. Have old photo of 1st. Div. Fleet Mar. Force, taken by Griffith News. Have letter he sent Dec.23 1943 to my Father.
3. Anonymous says:
26 May 2019 07:31:37 AM

Chesty Puller was indeed the battalion commander and not the Executive Officer Mr. Stubblebine.He commander at Guadalcanal prior and was promoted to commander of the 1st Regiment while on Cape Gloucester.
4. Bob Mc says:
29 Oct 2021 08:47:57 AM

Puller was named commander of the 7th Marines at the end of February 1944, not until after this photo was taken. He was still the XO until then.

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WW2-Era Place Name Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Australian New Guinea
Lat/Long -5.4500, 148.4167
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