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127-GW-970-71518: Battle of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 1943-January 1944.

127-GW-970-71518:   Battle of Cape Gloucester, New Britain, December 1943-January 1944.  Dummy Japanese gun crew.   To make Marines think the enemy was strong in one section on Cape Gloucester, the Japanese rigged up this scarecrow gun and crew. Photographed by Howard, 15 January 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. Dummy Japanese gun crew. To make Marines think the enemy was strong in one section on Cape Gloucester, the Japanese rigged up this scarecrow gun and crew. Photographed by Howard, 15 January 1944. Official U.S. Marine Corps Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives. (2014/7/9).
Accession #: 127-GW-970-71518
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