Paul Tillery's Photo Album

Some of the pictures were given to me, others I took myself. I had three different cameras at different times and all three were either stolen or lost. There were many months in between cameras at times when I didn't make any pictures. At other times I just didn't have time to do it. After the Japs were driven back into the mountains I made more pics. I took more as the war came to an end as I had a 35mm camera and time. Of course there was the problem of obtaining film which hindered me almost all the time. I guess in looking back I'm fortunate to have these pics. I had some others which I misplaced over time but these are fairly representative.

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These pictures are from New Guinea

We are loading LST's for the assault on Morotai.

Some of the New Guinea natives with their boats.

Some of the New Guinea natives - this picture was given to me.

Some New Guinea native soldiers. I don't know what duties they performed because the Australians were in charge of them. This picture was given to me.

Bob Hope & Frances Langford (there were others with him but this is all the names that I recall) came to Aitape and the show was very well received.

This was copied from a publication by information & Education Section United States Armed Forces Far East dated 18 Aug 1944. It consisted of a sheet 6 or 8 times larger than this and printed on both sides containing info about not only the Pacific War but Europe as well. I had the original and gave it to the Museum at Camp Blanding Florida.

These pictures are from Morotai

Some Morotai natives. I didn't have much contact with the natives in N.G. or Morotai but a little more in Mindanao.

A touch of home. Thats me standing by the sign. I suppose this was the most photographed sign in the S.W. Pacific. Needless to say it received a lot of

A view of a camp site set in the cocoanut palms. Living conditions on Morotai evolved into an Eden compared to New Guinea, except here we had almost nightly enemy air raids.

Our Mess Tent - I suppose it's true - The best fed soldiers in the world ate there. I think our cooks did a great job with what they had to work with. Once in a while a refrigerated ship would arrive and we had all the fresh meat we could eat for perhaps 3 days but no way to store it.

Regimental Motor officer's Jeep which as Regimental Motor Sgt. I sometimes used. Note the name "Buttbuster". I can tell you that it was aptly named. Morotai is a small island and we only took a small part of it so there wasn't very far to go in a vehicle. By the way that's me with Buttbuster.

This is a shot of our vehicle repair shop. Our trucks worked hauling supplies from the docks to dumps, camp areas and the defense line.

These pictures are from Mindanao

This is part of the ship convoy from Morotai to Mindanao. I can't recall for sure whether the land area is Morotai or Mindanao but I believe it is Mindanao.

These are floating docks being put in to facilitate the unloading of supply ships. I believe this is Parang,Mindanao.


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