Australia - World War 2 Photos of Australian armed forces on Manus Island during and after the Japanese battles

4 Australian airforce/army members pose for photo with  captured Japanese artillery piece on Manus Island, PNG during early 1940s

Back row of photo (left to right) Kevan .... and Henry Collins
Front row of photo (left to right) Fred .... and Ross ....

Photo of group of servicemen after a meeting and enjoying refreshments, circa 1944-45

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Copyright © 2002-2003 photos from Henry G. Collins' collection, coordinator Jennifer Hall, Blue Mountains, Australia from family collection of father who served with the Australian forces on Manus Island, Papua New Guinea during the 1940s at the time of the Japanese invasion.
PLEASE NOTE:  the use of photos and sample images from different families in no way implies their endorsement of this web site or its services, nor does it imply this web site or its contributors endorsing of these goods and/or services.  The materials are used as if they are part of a volunteer War Veterans memorial project that is hosted by this web site's "baby boomer - war vet's kids" and associates of this site.

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Photos, Memorabilia & Ephemera - Tributes and Credits

These photos are to promote the memories of the spirit and sacrifices of the Australians who served during World War 2 generally - and specifically those who served in the Pacific theatre of operations.  These photos are from the collection of war veteran Henry G. Collins, who served with the Australian forces on Manus Island during WW2.  If you recognize parents, uncles, grandfathers in the photos - let us know, that's part of the purpose of these sample photos, to help the generations that have benefited from the efforts of our parents and grandparents generation to better remember them as individuals and as a group. 

In 2003 probably well over half of the people in the photos are now dead.  For those of us going through old photo albums or the proverbial "shoebox / cardboard box photo 'collections' " we wish to share some of our parents memories.

We wish to give appropriate credit and documentation about the people and backgrounds in the photos, so if you have information as to specific:  dates, names and ranks of people, locations, names of groups shown - please send email to site adminwith details and your connection to this topic.

We would like to give particular credit to the photographer(s) of these photos and mention if possible of the the equipment and film used to record the original photos.

If we have inadvertently infringed upon copyright, please let us know, and we will give appropriate credits or deal with the issues as necessary.

Thank you for visiting this area.
Jennie Hall for Henry G. Collins memories project, Australia 04/14/2003

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