WWII-South Pacific

WWII-South Pacific


Photo Collection


WORLD WAR II-SOUTH PACIFIC
The photographs were taken by the 40th Infantry Division Official Photographer. They were numbered starting with 99.

Pix # Date of Pix Size of Pix No. of Pix Kind of Image Negative

99 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2) Col. John K Wright III.

100 August 1940 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
August 1940 8 x 10 3 B&W copy print

En route to the Hawaiian Islands, August 1942. The "saluters" were all brand new to the division, having been inducted two weeks or less before they found themselves on the way overseas.

101 1941-45 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
A regimental review on the division parade ground at Schofield Barracks.

102 1941-45 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print
The division band passes in review at Schofield Barracks.

103 1941-45 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print
A much milder form of Commando (or anything you might want to call it) training that so many of the men will never ever forget.

104 1941-45 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print
Taken during one of the OCD (office of Civilian Defense) practice alerts.

105 1941-45 3½ x 5 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print
A definite morale booster was the splendid work done by so many of the local gals throughout the islands. A group of girls in choir robes singing.

106 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
None other than Major Brazier, division special service officer, taking a lesson from a USO dancer.

107 1941-45 6½ x 10 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
Lieutenant General Robert A. Richardson and Major General Rapp Brush in the Hawaiian Islands.

108 1943 3½ x 5 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
Aerial view of the Division review at Schofield Barracks.

109 Jan. 1943 3½ x 5 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
Jan. 1943 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print
Debarking at Guadalcanal.

110 1941-45 3½ x 5 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print
Many a GI got sicker bouncing around on the barge than they did on the trip down from Oahu.

111 1941-45 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
This is Kukum Dock, Guadalcanal. And the reason we're showing it to you is so you will know just where so many all night loading and unloading details toiled and toiled and toiled.

112 1941-45 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print
When some guys got tired of eating coconuts, they did this with them and a mighty clever thing to do. Faces carved into the coconuts.

113 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
1941-45 6½ x 10 1 B&W copy print
Just one of the many wrecked Japanese ships that were beached at Guadalcanal.

114 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
The services of native labor on New Britain proved invaluable, especially when there were details of this nature to be performed.

115 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
An exceptionally photogenic belle, according to Cape Gloucester standards.

116 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (3)
Taken at Angua No. 2 Cape Gloucester, New Britain.

117 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (3)
Native Gene Krupas.

118 1941-45 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print
Part of a New Britain family.

119 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
Same gal as in No. 115.

120 1941-45 3½ x 5 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
Martha Tilton out for a visit during her stop on New Britain.

121 1941-45 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
1941-45 5 x 7 3 B&W copy print
The first time we ever saw hula skirts on men.

122 1941-45 3½ x 5 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print
Aerial view of a native village on New Britain.

123 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (4)
Aerial view of the volcano at the foot of Mt. Talawe on New Britain. Hundreds of GI's can lay claim to having hiked up to it.

124 1941-45 6½ x 9¾ 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3)
The li'l BRASS SHACK, better known as the Outcasters. (thatch house)

125 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (4)
Improvised washing machine, strictly a GI model.

126 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (3)
During one of the milder dust storms on New Britain. The actual number of tents blown down during these storms will never be known.

127 1941-45 7 x 10 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W copy print
The arrival of the angels of mercy (who said that) on New Britain

128 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)

A baby nursing.

129 Jan. 9, 1945 5 x 7 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3)
Landing at Lingayen Beach, January 9, 1945.

130 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (3)
Aerial view from the Calmay River to Lingayen Beach.

131 1941-45 5 x 7 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3)
Aerial view showing landing craft discharging men and material at Lingayen Beach.

132 1941-45 5 x 7 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3)
Aerial view of Binmaley, Luzon.

133 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (4)
Take a good look and see if you can find your "B" bag in the pile; it might have been there, you know.

134 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (3)
Aerial view showing damage done at Tarlac, Luzon.

135 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
Main Street, Bamban, Luzon.

136 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (4)
Aerial view showing damage done at Bamban, Luzon.

137 1941-45 5 x 7 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3)
1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W copy print
An M-8 of the 40th Ren Troop on patrol, Luzon. U.S.

138 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
American self-propelled 105mm howitzer putting fire on the enemy. Crew serving a 105mm howitzer, the backbone of American field artillery.

139 1941-45 8 x 10 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
One of the artillery Pieces captured from the Japanese.

140 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Part of the rugged terrain covered by the division in battling the Japanese.

141 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Observation post on "The Top of the World"

142 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Overlooking Ft. Stotsenburg, which was taken by elements of the division.

143 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
One of the many Japanese motor pools captured by division troops.

144 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
War dogs were used by some patrols on Luzon.

145 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Dense bamboo thickets were often encountered by our advancing troops. Many times well-prepared Japanese positions were established in them.

146 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
Smoke was often used to mark targets for air strikes and artillery.

147 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W copy print
M-7's added many Japanese to the number killed by the division on Luzon.

148 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W copy print
Machine gunners covering a cave on the opposite hill. Gunner and Number One man (feeder) crew a Model 1918 Browning .30 caliber water-cooled "heavy" machine gun.

149 1941-45 5 x 7 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
Hill 1700 on Luzon, taken by the 185th Infantry, February 17.

150 1941-45 5 x 7 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
"Old Glory" being raised on Hill 1700.

151 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Results of an air strike in which Napalm bombs were used.

152 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
One of the victims of an unsuccessful banzai attack.

153 1941-45 none 35mm B&W

154 1941-45 none 35mm B&W

155 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
This is what usually happens when they used hand grenades to commit Hari Kari. The horror of war is evident in the head of this Japanese soldier.

156 1941-45 5 x 7 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
GI barbers operated everywhere.

157 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Cemetery at Culayo, Luzon.

158 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W copy print
A group of Filipino Negrito tribesmen who fought for Philippine Resistance against Japanese invaders with two guerrilla leaders.

159 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view of a Luzon rice field.

160 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"Any dirty clothes, Joe?"

161 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3)
Sketch of Japanese positions found on Luzon.

162 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Cartoon. It really happened often, didn't it?

163 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Cartoon. Quite a day, that was.

164 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Cartoon.

165 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Memorial services on Luzon.

166 1941-45 5 x7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
En route to Panay aboard an LST.

167 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
LCM's rendezvous alongside an LCI rocket craft.

168 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Coming ashore on Panay, March 18.

169 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Panay guerrilla leaders in conference with division G-2.

170 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Church at Tigbauan, Panay.

171 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Old Spanish fort destroyed by our planes on Panay.

172 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
The Japanese must have spent a lot of time putting up signs like these. They were all over the place.

173 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Statues of Rizal could be found in every public park.

174 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
Guerrillas on parade in Iloilo, Panay.

175 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W More Guerrillas on parade in Iloilo, Panay.

176 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Native craft tied up at Iloilo. (Many a "secret wife" used this means of transportation between Panay and Negros).

177 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Monkeys became the favorite pets of scores of men on all the islands.

178 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
LCM approaching the beach at Pulupandan, Negros Occidental, on March 29.

179 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Vehicles of all types very often bogged down in the sand during landings.

180 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Landing at Pulupandan, bag and baggage.

181 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view of Bago River bridge.

182 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view of heavily-bombed Bacolod airfield.

183 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W copy print
Passing through Bacolod.

184 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Street patrolling in Bacolod.

185 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
The Filipinos running towards the camera were being fired at by Japanese snipers

186 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view of residence in Bacolod formerly occupied by Lt. Gen. Kono of the Jap army.

187 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"When ya gotta bathe, ya gotta bathe.

188 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
Hill 3155, Negros Occidental.

189 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Filipino carriers bringing supplies up to the front.

190 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
155's preparing for action.

191 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
155's in action.

192 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Artillery fire direction center.

193 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Monument erected to first soldier to die on Negros.

194 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (2)
Ferrying vehicles across river after bridge was blown by retreating Japanese.

195 1941-45 5 x 7 3 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Map of area covered by division on Negros.

196 1941-45 5 x 7 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W copy print
"Git along, little dogie"-Filipino style. Filipino man and three caribou in a village in the Philippines.

197 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
A few GI's were quick to learn some native games.

198 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Major General Rapp Brush.

199 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Brigadier General Harcourt Hervey.

201 1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
There were other things to do aboard ship, but this was a favorite pastime. Never run when you can walk Never walk when you can stand. Never stand when you can sit. Never sit when you can lie down. Never just lie down when you can sleep. A sailor and several Marines demonstrate the truth of the ancient warrior's motto.

202 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
One phase of training in the Hawaiian Islands.

203 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"Lovely Hula Hands."

204 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"Shake it, but don't break it."

205 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Medics in training in the Hawaiian Islands.

206 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Amphibious training on Oahu.

207 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Massed colors at division review, Schofield Barracks.

208 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view of troops forming for division review.

209 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
One of the transports which brought troops from Oahu to Guadalcanal.

210 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Guadalcanal parakeets.

211 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Sweating it out in the chow line on Guadalcanal.

212 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Company Street, Guadalcanal.

213 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"New Ireland, Here we come"-ALMOST!

214 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
The entire populace of a New Britain native village.

215 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"Pretty young to be smoking."

216 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Natives attending Catholic service on New Britain.

217 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aussie medic treating native girl.

218 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"Hungry kid, isn't he?" (a child nursing).

219 1941-45 none 35mm B&W

Quite a clothing shortage out there.

220 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Kai kai time (chow to you).

221 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Native singsing on New Britain.

222 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
Natives performing for General Brush.

223 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
L.S./M.F.T.

224 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Cape Gloucester airdrome.

225 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Native welcoming party on New Britain.

226 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view of Sakar Island, off the coast of Cape Gloucester.

227 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
And a mighty fine swing band it was.

228 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Regimental area, New Britain.

229 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Jack Benny and party during visit to New Britain.

230 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
The Great McFink's version of Tokyo Rose.

231 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Part of the task force in Lingayen Gulf.

232 1941-45 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Landing craft starting for the beach.

233 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Destruction wrought on Lingayen capitol building prior to landing.

234 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Landing craft beached by heavy seas.

235 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view of pontoon bridge.

236 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
National highway on Luzon.

237 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Guerrilla chief, with two rescued American pilots, reporting to division G-2.

238 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
A 57mm gun in action

239 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Where the fighting really started getting tough on Luzon.

240 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view of bridges over the Bamban River.

241 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
A young guerrilla who really did some fighting.

242 1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
R. I. P.-Rest in Peace (a helmet on a tree stump). The steel helmet . . . the GI's head protector, bathtub, cook pot, and shaving sink. This one has had a very bad day.

243 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
Dropping surrender leaflets in Bamban Hills.

244 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3)
155 being used as a sniper rifle.

245 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
The smoke in the background is coming from a burning Japanese ammo dump.

246 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
Artillery going into position on the approach to Storm King.

247 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Japanese were found in this spot.

248 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Storm King, taken February 6.

249 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
All told there were 14 dead Japanese in this cave.

250 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Interior of Japanese Cave.

251 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
He died at his post.

252 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"Not very pretty, is it?"

253 1941-45 none 35mm B&W

254 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
A very popular spot on Luzon.

255 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Field hospital at Ft. Stotsenburg.

256 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Wrecked Japanese vehicles were very common sights.

257 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
M-7's in action on Hill 1700½.

258 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Showing Hills 1500 and 1700 in the background.

259 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Captured Japanese ammo.

260 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Captured Japanese guns.

261 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
On guard against snipers, who appeared quite frequently.

262 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
Sketches produced by division headquarters.

263 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"Wasn't it the truth?"

264 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)
Japanese propaganda.

265 1941-45 6¼ x 9½ 2 B&W copy print 35mm B&W (3) Sketches of Japanese positions.

266 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
LST's loading at San Fabian before leaving Luzon.

267 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aboard a rather crowded LST en route to Panay.

268 1941-45 6¼ x 8¾ 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 2 B&W copy print
Wading ashore on Panay, March 18.

269 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
First Japanese prisoner taken on the beach at Tigbauan.

270 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Troops approaching the barrio of Tigbauan.

271 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
A day's haul at Oton, Panay.

272 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view of Iloilo.

273 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view showing damage done by our planes to Japanese warehouses in Iloilo harbor.

274 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"And a goodly crowd was there." Taken during an address by General Brush to the guerrillas on Panay.

275 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Guerrillas giving final salute to one of their departed comrades.

276 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
The national sport of the Philippines.

277 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"Veeeeeeeec-torrryyyyyy, Joe!"

278 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Brigadier General Robert O. Shoe.

279 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Coming ashore at Pulupandan, Negros Occidental.

280 1941-45 none 35mm B&W

281 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W copy print
Moving up towards the Bago River bridge on Negros.

282 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Bago River bridge.

283 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
A real hearty welcome to Negros.

284 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Cheering crowds lined the highway as the troops moved up to do battle.

285 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W copy print
"Please knock before entering." Urban warfare in Europe.

286 1941-45 none 35mm B&W

287 1941-45 none 35mm B&W (2)

288 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
All the civilians in picture were held captive by the Japanese until just before our troops entered Bacolod.

289 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Aerial view showing damage done by the retreating Japanese in Bacolod.

290 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
M-8 pounding away at a Japanese pillbox on Negros.

291 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
A front line command post after a heavy rain.

292 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
Catholic services at the foot of Hill 3155 on Negros.

293 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
treet scene, Bacolod.

294 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Preparing a charge to blast.

295 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
AAA outfit being used as snipers.

296 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
"Go get 'em, men."

297 1941-45 5 x 7 4 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W copy print
The medics in action removing a bullet from a wounded GI.

298 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
Very little privacy for GI bathers.

299 1941-45 5 x 7 1 B&W copy print 35mm B&W
1941-45 8 x 10 1 B&W copy print
Lt. General Eichelberger, General Douglas MacArthur, center, Major General Brush and Colonel Maloney talk over the situation on Negros.

300 1941-45 none 35mm B&W
"Welcome to Negros, General Stillwell."



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