African American sailors rolling out barrels from a vessel to shore of Biak Islands
@ Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, Photographs and Prints Division. The New York Public Library
United States. Coast Guard
DescriptionCaption on back: "From a Coast Guard - manned LST, Negro troops roll out the barrels of oil for American planes and mechanized land equipment on the beach of Biak Island off the northwest coast of Dutch New Guinea; At Biak, American invaders captured three Jap air strips for use in clamping tighter the ring about Japan's strangling sea empire.
Photographs Gelatin Silver Prints