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Battle Stations: 1942

Battle Stations: 1942

November 12, 1942. "Jap radio tuned in on U.S. -- Marine communicators found this radio set which was left behind by the Japs on Guadalcanal, and use it to listen in on U.S. broadcasts in their leisure time. The Marines are (left to right) Cpl. James Shadduck, Pvt. Alex N. Incinelli, Pvt. Robert Galer, Cpl. Sidney B. Land and Pvt. Arthur D. Roda, and part of their job is to see that the messages get through." New York World-Telegram & Sun newsphoto. View full size.

 

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Muster Date:
Oct 1942
Station:
First Signal Company,
Division Headquarters Battalion,
First Marine Division,
Fleet Marine Force,
C/O Fleet Post Office, San Francisco, California.

I got it right here . . .

Based upon the expressions of Private Galer and Corporal Land, Fibber just opened his hall closet.

Hallicrafters speaker

Built for the Navy - nice touch.

They'd better get used to it

A few decades hence, these guys and their wives/kids will all be listening to Jap radios every day.

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