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Men of the US First Marines Division at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, circa late Dec 1943; note jeep being used to haul supplies

Caption   Men of the US First Marines Division at Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Bismarck Archipelago, circa late Dec 1943; note jeep being used to haul supplies ww2dbase
Source    ww2dbaseUnited States Marine Corps Frederick R. Findtner Collection
Identification Code   71989
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Photos on Same Day 31 Dec 1943
Photos at Same Place Cape Gloucester, New Britain, Australian New Guinea
Added By C. Peter Chen
Added Date 23 Oct 2007

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1. Anonymous says:
10 Jun 2011 12:38:49 PM

I BELIEVE WE LOST LESS THAN 500 MARINES ON THIS CAMPAIGN AS I REMEMBER,BUT FROM THE SECOND DAY TILL THE END OF THE CAMPAIGN IT WAS RAIN, MUD EVERY KIND OF CRAWLING VARMINT, MOLD ON EVERYTHING WE HAD & JUST A VERY MISERABLE PLACE TO BE LOUSY FOOD RATIONS, PLUS SNIPERS SEEMED TO BE EVERYWHERE AAS BEING PINNED DOWN FROM THE VERY TIME WE MADE IT TO OUR FIRST OBJECTIVE. 68 YEARS LATER I STILL HAVE EAR INFECTIONS FROM THIS KIND OF ATMOSPHERE.

I WOULD ADVISE ANYONE NOT TO VISIT AS VERY UNHEALTHY PLACE ON EARTH
A THIRTY FIVE OLD NATIVE THERE WOULD LOOK LIKE A 70 PLUS OLD OR MORE IN THE U.S.
I JUST TURNED 19 WHEN I LANDED THERE
MALARIA , DENGE FEVER , ETC WERE PREVELENT AMONGST OUR TROOPS.
SNIPERS SEEMED EVERYWHERE FROM DAY ONE.

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