Help needed: do you recognise these WWII servicemen?

Thanks for sharing this Su.

Shaking the tree

presto-av-ffd2e8b379c190f9c9687360aca1b1349a9eaf2dPortrait of American serviceman stationed in Warkworth, New Zealand, WWII. Photo: Tudor Collins. Digitized by Auckland Museum.

The Auckland Museum has just digitized and released a whole bunch of photographs taken during WWII by a local photographer, Tudor Collins. They all show American servicemen posted to the small town of Warkworth, New Zealand, prior to their deployment in the Pacific.

These are wonderful portraits of young men enjoying a few weeks of rest and Kiwi hospitality before being hurled into prolonged and ferocious fighting from which many did not return.

presto-av-7a0253516cc1743801b08807d16b85e9aa98be10Portrait of American servicemen stationed in Warkworth, New Zealand, WWII. Photo: Tudor Collins. Digitized by Auckland Museum.

None of the photos were captioned, so the identity of the soldiers is unknown. The Museum has loaded them onto its website and is asking anyone whose relatives served in the Pacific, and who spent (or might have spent) time in New…

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