MELBOURNE, VIC. 1943-04-05. MAJOR GENERAL A.A. VANDEGRIFT, COMMANDING 1ST MARINE DIVISION OF THE U.S. MARINES CORPS (LEFT) WITH LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD, KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO, ED, ...
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DescriptionMELBOURNE, VIC. 1943-04-05. MAJOR GENERAL A.A. VANDEGRIFT, COMMANDING 1ST MARINE DIVISION OF THE U.S. MARINES CORPS (LEFT) WITH LIEUTENANT GENERAL SIR LESLIE MORSHEAD, KCB, KBE, CMG, DSO, ED, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING SECOND AUSTRALIAN CORPS (CENTRE) AND LIEUTENANT GENERAL H.D. WYNTER, CB, CMG, DSO, OF ALLIED LAND HEADQUARTERS (RIGHT), AT A DINNER HELD AT THE OFFICERS MESS OF THE STAFF OF SIGNAL OFFICER IN CHIEF, AUSTRALIAN MILITARY FORCES, AT THE TERMINATION OF COMBINED OPERATIONS EXERCISES BY AMERICAN ARMY AND NAVAL FORCES AND THE RAAF. ALL SENIOR RANKING OFFICERS OF AMERICAN AND AUSTRALIAN HEADQUARTERS ATTENDED AS WELL AS SENIOR FORMATION COMMANDERS UNDER THE COMMAND OF GENERAL SIR THOMAS BLAMEY, GBE, KCB, CMG, DSO, COMMANDER IN CHIEF ALLIED LAND FORCES, SOUTH WEST PACIFIC AREA AND SENIOR OFFICERS OF THE U.S. AND AUSTRALIAN NAVIES AND THE ROYAL AUSTRALIAN AIR FORCE. IN THE BACKGROUND ARE (LEFT), MAJOR GENERAL G.A. VASEY, CB, CBE, DSO, GENERAL OFFICER COMMANDING 7TH AUSTRALIAN DIVISION AND MAJOR GENERAL C.E.M. LLOYD, CBE, ADJUTANT GENERAL, ALLIED LAND FORCES.