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Papua, New Guinea, World War II Photograph Album
Bernath Mss 44  
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  • Descriptive Summary

    Title: Papua, New Guinea, World War II Photograph Album,
    Date (inclusive): 1943-1945
    Collection Number: Bernath Mss 44
    Extent: .2 linear feet (1 oversize box)
    Repository: University of California, Santa Barbara. Library. Department of Special Collections
    Santa Barbara, California 93106-9010
    Physical Location: Del Sur Oversize
    Language: English.

    Administrative Information

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    Publication Rights

    Copyright has not been assigned to the Department of Special Collections, UCSB. All requests for permission to publish or quote from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Head of Special Collections. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Department of Special Collections as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which also must be obtained.

    Preferred Citation

    Papua, New Guinea, World War II Photograph Album. Bernath Mss 44. Department of Special Collections, Davidson Library, University of California, Santa Barbara.

    Acquisition Information

    Purchase, 2003.

    Scope and Content of Collection

    One World War II photograph album containing more than 180 b/w photos, with captions. Apparently the album of a wry U.S. soldier and member of a finance group (some images indicating 3rd and 4th Platoons, Co. D), self-described as the "Fighting Finance" and "Finance Commandos." Includes images of soldiers in the unit and military camp life, as well as many views of eastern New Guinea, local people and village scenes. Also photos of earlier training at Fort Benjamin Harrison, Indiana and, after New Guinea, views of Indonesia (Biak), Morotai Island, Philippines (mainly war-damaged buildings in Manila), the voyage home, and stateside return back to San Francisco.