Elroy Gravelle and other U.S. Soldiers in New Guinea, WWII


Elroy Gravelle and other U.S. Soldiers in New Guinea, WWII


Black and white image of a group of men in New Guinea. the men wear khaki uniforms (some without shirts). Palm trees and open tents are visible in the background. Most of these men were members of the 41st Infantry Division Band, a Division consisting of men almost entirely from the Pacific Northwest. The band members saw service in New Guinea, Luzon, and the Philippines during World War II. Elroy Gravelle, on the image right end of the front row, spent most of his life in the Portland area. As a small child, he lived in Lone Fir, near Timber,, with his family, including his twin brother, Edmund. Both brothers enlisted in the National Guard in the fall of 1940, Elroy listing his civilian occupation as a musician and teacher of music.
[back] [pen] Standing - left to right. Harold Webb, George Timmons, [struck out] Bob Mylon [end strike out], Mike Stelbasky, Bob Deavey, Chet Romig, Bob Lennivelle. Sitting. Robt. Colby, Toni Rogalsky, Elroy Gravelle. New Guinea. [stamped] Elroy Gravelle

Date Created

circa 1942-1945



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