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Ralph Rinehart - World War II

Ralph Rinehart served in the U.S. Army in the Pacific theater during World War II. He was attached to a Quartermaster unit while in Sydney, Australia helping load and unload transport ships. Then, in Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea, he was involved in an air raid against the Japanese and helped construct a Landing Craft Mechanized. He finished the war in Manila, Philippines working on tugboats (which the Army operated) helping transport supplies to ships in the harbor.

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Ralph Rinehart at Fort Sill in 1942.

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Lawton, Oklahoma

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1942

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Narrator's photo

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Lena Gladys crew at a native village in 1943. Group of soldiers with three native children.

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Unknown

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1943

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart in New Guinea in 1944.

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New Guinea

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1944

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Narrator's photo

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Group of five soldiers on a beach with palm trees in New Guinea.

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New Guinea

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart with an unidentified woman at a skating rink in Sydney, Australia.

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Sydney, Australia

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart in Sydney, Australia in 1942.

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Sydney, Australia

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1942

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart’s LCM crew in Sydney, Australia.

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Sydney, Australia

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Men playing softball in New Guinea.

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New Guinea

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart and Ed James playing basketball in New Guinea.

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New Guinea

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart and friends. From left to right, Ben Haddan, Lili Wiseman, Shirley Shapiro, Rinehart.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Six crew men including Ralph Rinehart at Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1942.

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Lawton, Oklahoma

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1942

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart and a crew mate in Fort Sill, Oklahoma in 1942.

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Lawton, Oklahoma

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1942

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Narrator's photo

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A tugboat with two crew members on board at Port Moresby in 1943.

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Port Moresby, New Guinea

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1943

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Narrator's photo

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Group of natives in New Guinea in 1944.

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New Guinea

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1944

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Narrator's photo

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A man with the Lena Gladys, a two-masted sailing ship.

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Unknown

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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A group of New Guinea natives.

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New Guinea

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Unknown

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Narrator's photo

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Two crafts on a beach with their crews in New Guinea in 1944.

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New Guinea

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1944

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart and two other men in New Guinea in 1944.

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New Guinea

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1944

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Narrator's photo

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Portrait of Shirley Shapiro, Ralph Rinehart’s girlfriend. Taken on September 21, 1943. It is signed, “With Love Forever, Shirley 21/9/43.”

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Unknown

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September 21, 1943

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Ralph Rinehart’s Domain of the Golden Dragon Certificate from 1945.

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Unknown

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1945

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart’s Separation Qualification Record, 1945.

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Unknown

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1945

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Narrator's photo

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Ralph Rinehart’s Honorable Discharge, 1945.

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Unknown

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1945

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Narrator's photo



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