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One black and white photo of the Communications/Operations hut at the American camp on Owi Island, NEI. Built directly on the sand, the hut's basic structure is comprised of incongruous wood planking and felled trees. Meanwhile, the roof and certain…

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One black and white photo of, according to the hand-written caption, "Richards in [a] gas tank boat, on Owi Island, NEI. Gas tank boats, made from the spent ejectable fuel tanks of several aircraft, were common in American camps. The one in which…

One black and white photo of Sgt. Gordon F. Bavor on the beach at Owi Island, NEI.

One black and white photo of Sgt. Gordon F. Bavor's residential tent at Owi Island, NEI. In many cases, tents were built directly on the sand, without planks or platforms.

One black and white photo of the beach just outside Sgt. Gordon F. Bavor's residential tent. The photo is taken at sunset.

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One black and white photo of an unidentified American sitting in an auxillery gas tank boat named "Spirit of Texas." Taken from the beach looking inland, the photo shows a row of residential tents in the background, demonstrating the proximity of the…

One black and white photo of S.Sgt. Wade Kehr in front of the "Mareeba Butchers" sign at 403rd Squadron headquarters on Owi Island, NEI.

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One black and white photo of "Jeep" Schaeffer, Prather, and S.Sgt. Wade Kehr (left to right) in front of the "Mareeba Butchers sign at 403rd Squadron headquarters at Owi Island, NEI.

Six photos of local New Guineans in traditional clothing and headwear.

Five photos of the American airdrome at Owi Island.

The second photo in the first row shows five American serviceman, including T. Sgt. John E. Taylor, in front of a residential tent.

The photos in the second row show native New Guineans in…