Dutch New Guinea: June, 1945. Item #1594
Two drawings, colored pencil on celluloid measuring 8” x 10” and the reverse. Fine. Two color drawings, likely by a WAC, depicting thatched huts and villagers by the water in Dutch New Guinea. 5500 WACs were sent to the Southwest Pacific Command with some of them stationed at Hollandia or Oro Bay, New Guinea. Their conditions were brutal because of supply problems, with many lacking the proper clothing for the environment, leading to abnormally high cases of malaria, dermatitis, bronchitis and pneumonia. The drawings are signed and dated by a Roberta Robinson. We've located two Roberta Robinsons who served in the WAC, though one of these two enlisted too late to have served in New Guinea. The database we search is not necessarily complete and we imagine further research would reveal the correct Roberta. This item is offered by Langdon Manor Books, LLC, antiquarian booksellers. Please do not hesitate to contact us for additional information and/or photos and we will respond promptly. We package our items carefully, ship daily, and have a no hassle returns policy--your satisfaction is guaranteed. We are members of the Antiquarian Booksellers' Association of America (ABAA) , the International League of Antiquarian Booksllers (ILAB) and the Independent Online Booksellers Association (IOBA) and adhere to their rules of ethics.