Contributed by Cate Reiter, Altoona, WI
|Aitape, New Guinea 1944|
|Howie Reiter, Buck Flech, Edmund (Dutch) Nowak, Mike Ramsey,
Des O'Connell; Don Whitwam.
"Buck Flech is a Navy man from Chippewa. That is his ship in the background; it is a LST (Landing Ship Tank). The guys from Battery C heard the ship had arrived and went down to see what was happening and ran into a fellow Chippewan. This is one of my favorite pictures of Dad" (Cate Reiter 03-03-04).
"Mike Ramsey served with Battery C, but he was a 'draftee' from LaCrosse" (Howard and Cate Reiter 03-03-04).