WWII U.S. Soldier on Patrol in Sago Swamp in New Guinea.
New Guinea - Ankle deep in the mud of Sago swamp, Pvt Edward Kirby of Louisville, Ky. Hacks away jungle as he hunts any cache Japanese in New Guinea. The sharp machete is not only a useful weapon, it chops a path to their possible hiding place. Everyday, a Platoon of Yank fighters patrols the conquered area of New Guinea on a constant lookout for straying enemy.
Credit Line WP ACME, 6/17/43.
WWII U.S. Navy Seabee Arrives at Southwest Pacific Port.
Ready To Work Or Fight.
A member of the Navy Seabees arrives at a distant Southwest Pacific base ready to work or fight. The Seabees are composed of blue jackets and officers who construct camps and bases at advanced points. Their job is to move into a desert island and transform it into a base for fighting men. The construct barracks, air fields, docks, gun emplacements and anything else that is necessary. They are experienced in all kinds of construction and repair and in addition every man is an armed member of the Navy. The are trained in handling of all weapons of modern land warfare and are always ready to drop a shovel and use a rifle if the need arises.
Credit line OFF U.S. Navy, 4/22/43.
US Marine with M1 Carbine in Guam, Mariana Islands, 1 Jul 1944