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Albert Helregel - World War II

Albert Helregel served in the 33rd Infantry Division Field Artillery during World War II. He served in several locations in the Pacific before contracting malaria in New Zealand. He then had to return to the United States because he had malaria, hepatitis, and a hernia. He later was responsible for guarding a prison camp in Monticello, Arkansas.

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Albert Helregel wearing a grass skirt in Fiji.

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Albert Helregel standing in uniform.

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Albert Helregel and his Illinois Gun Crew.

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Chicago Daily News story. “Fourth and last of a series by Hal O’Flaherty, Chicago Daily News correspondent, on the fighting in the jungles of Bougainville, Island.”

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Gun crew reunion, Albert Helregel is on the left.

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