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127-GW-966-77356: Battle of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 1943-January 1944

127-GW-966-77356:  Battle of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 1943-January 1944.   “Japanese sentry who joined Marines.”   “Nipper,” a Japanese sentry dog, who voluntarily joined the Marines on Cape Glouchester, poses with Marine Master Technical Sergeant George E. Ausman, who had been a Marine since 1926.   Photographed by Sergeant G.F. Koepplinger, 10 February 1944.   Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.   (2014/7/9).
Caption: Battle of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 1943-January 1944. “Japanese sentry who joined Marines.” “Nipper,” a Japanese sentry dog, who voluntarily joined the Marines on Cape Gloucester, poses with Marine Master Technical Sergeant George E. Ausman, who had been a Marine since 1926. Photographed by Sergeant G.F. Koepplinger, 10 February 1944. Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2014/7/9).
Accession #: 127-GW-966-77356
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