Memories from the Pacific

The first Paratrooper assault in the Pacific War, Lae, New Guinea, Sept 1943

Photos courtesy of Jack Herzig.
This stunning photo album was prepared by Aiko Herzig.

The photos were taken primarily by Max Kulick and other members of B Co., 503rd PIR.


Ted Kaczor (Hamtramak, MI) and Max Kulick (NYC) Warming up "C" rations, our steady diet
Warren Pepper (MA) (standing), Justin Fellows, Max Kulick, Ted Kaczor (standing w/ helmet), Joe Kupcho (Detroit)
Around Company B HQ Hut
Lloyd Sparks (Detroit), John Hendrickson, Max Kulick, Capt. William Cobb (new Co. B Commander), Lt. Markham (XO), 1st Sgt. Herbert Bowman, Sisto Castillo (CA), Euylas "Willie" Williams (Supply Sgt.)
Ted Kaczor (kneeling) and Max Kulick (standing behind Kaczor) with natives of Lae, New Guinea
Max Kulick Ted Kaczor and Sisto Castillo

Location / Pages: Australia 1,4; New Guinea 2,3,5-8; East Indies 9; Mindoro Island / Paluan / Rock 10-21

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