|Object type||Black & white - Film copy negative|
Second World War, 1939-1945
Item copyright: Copyright expired - public domain
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Apoka Valley, Papua. c. 1942-03. The Regimental Band, 135th Medical Regiment, U.S. Army, playing ...
Apoka Valley, Papua. c. 1942-03. The Regimental Band, 135th Medical Regiment, U.S. Army, playing in a tent in the grounds of the Port Moresby Evacuation Hospital. In 1942-05 the Regimental Band was posted to General Headquarters in Melbourne as General Douglas MacArthur's Bodyguard. While in Melbourne the band provided music for civilian and military functions and gave regular concerts at the U.S. 4th General Hospital. In mid 1942-08 it staged in Adelaide on its way to rejoin Regimental Headquarters in Birdum NT, where the 135th had built an Evacuation Hospital. In 1943-01 the band, with the Regiment, moved to the Apoka Valley where the 135th built the Port Moresby Evacuation Hospital.