Elroy Gravelle and friend, sleeping in uniform


Elroy Gravelle and friend, sleeping in uniform


Black and white image of a number of men lounging beneath a tree while others in the background stare out over a body of water. Trees and groundcover in the image appear to be more reminiscent of the Pacific Northwest than the South Pacific. During World War II, following the attack on Pearl Harbor, much of the 41st Infantry Division was deployed to protect the coasts of Washington and Oregon against a possible Japanese invasion. In 1942, the Division was deployed overseas, including the band, and saw service in the South Pacific. Elroy Gravelle, to the left of the image, was a long-time Portland area resident who enlisted in the National Guard as a musician in 1940.
[front][pen] Me --> Elroy. Romig. [back][pen] Band sleeping while engineers build pontoon bridge. [stamped] Elroy Gravelle

Date Created

circa 1941-1942


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