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Rolling the drums at Biak.

Image ID: 1260363

Rolling the drums at Biak.  [[African American sailors rolling out barrels from a vessel ...]

Image Details

Image Title

:  Rolling the drums at Biak.

Alternate Title

: [African American sailors rolling out barrels from a vessel to shore of Biak Islands.]


: United States. Coast Guard -- Photographer

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor


: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print : Gelatin silver ; 8 x 10 in.


: 40644


: Original file # : J-44-467 ; Caption on back: "From a Coast Guard - manned LST, Negro troops roll out the barrels of oil for American planes and mechanized land equipment on the beach of Biak Island off the northwest coast of Dutch New Guinea; At Biak, American invaders captured three Jap air strips for use in clamping tighter the ring about Japan's strangling sea empire."


: Military. / World War II / United States Coast Guard.

Source Description

: 3531 items (9.9 lin. ft., 39 boxes)


: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260363

Record ID

: 612802

Digital Item Published

: 4-29-2005; updated 1-20-2012

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