Based on the letters of Earl Philip Reinhalter (1922-1953). Edited by his son, Earl Philip Reinhalter (1950-).


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Jungles in New Guinea, 1944.




A shipwreck in New Guinea, 1944.




Grass and trees at campsite in New Guinea, 1944.




Earl in New Guinea, 1944. The plane "Hairless Joe" is possibly the C-47 belonging to Dick Cole, who had taken part in the
famous Doolittle raid on Tokyo in 1942. Cole explained the name in an interview: "I was a big comics reader. One of
our assistant crew chiefs, Maurice Roberts, thought I looked like a character by that name in the strip Lilí Abner."




Earl in New Guinea, 1944.




Earl as crew chief in New Guinea, 1944. The plane was a Beech UC-43 Traveler,
a slightly modified version of the Beechcraft Model 17 Staggerwing.




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