A collection of 447 photographs and
other material related to the U.S. Navy in the Philippines and New Guinea during World War
H. (Harry) Leroy Carlson (1906-1963) was born in Illinois and was living in Sacramento,
California when he enlisted in the U.S. Navy in 1943. He served in the Navy Seabees during
World War II, spending part of his time in New Guinea and the Philippines. After the war, he
and his wife, Fern Anderegg Carlson, and their son, Allen (born 1943), re-located to Lake
Tahoe, where Carlson worked as a commercial photographer. He died at age 57, in
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