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Sketched this inside a dugout

By 1915- artist. Howard Brodie

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Drawing shows two privates, John Minihan of Rockford, Illinois on the right, and Sal de George of Manhattan on the left, kneeling to operate a machine gun from their dugout during the American offensive on Mt. Austen during the World War II Battle of Guadalcanal.Signed lower right: Sgt. Howard Brodie, Guadalcanal.Title continues: PFC's John (Rockford Ill.) Minihan (R) & Sal de George (Manhattan) handle their 30 cal heavy machine gun - all these sketches during push on Mt. Austin [i.e. Mt. Austen] - Howard Brodie "Yank" staff artist.Gift, Sgt. Howard J. Brodie, 1944; (DLC/PP-1944:114)

Topics: Guadalcanal, Battle of, Solomon Islands, 1942-1943., World War, 1939-1945--Military personnel., Artillery (Weaponry)--American--Solomon Islands--Guadalcanal--1940-1950., Soldiers--American--Solomon Islands--Guadalcanal--1940-1950.
Year: 1942
OAI identifier: oai:lcoa1.loc.gov:loc.pnp/ppmsca.22675
Provided by: American Memory
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