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Chinese soldier getting out of an airplane, China
Chinese soldier getting out of an airplane, China
TitleChinese soldier getting out of an airplane, China
Date of Original1944?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer;
DescriptionChinese soldier getting out of an supply airplane while one soldier stands in the background still on the airplane and two more stand in the foreground holding cargo items. Taken by Shemorry during service in WWII in the 164th Signal Photo Company as a combat photographer.
General SubjectPeople
Military
Transportation
Subject (LCTGM)Soldiers
Airplanes
Military uniforms
Hats
Men
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
World War, 1939-1945 - Campaigns - China
LocationChina
Decade1940-1949
Item Number1-54-114-1
Negative Number1-54-114-1
Format of OriginalFilm negatives
Dimensions of Original14 x 11 cm.
Transcription"1013, Chinese troops airlift Kunming to Eastern front " - Handwritten on envelope holding negative.
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryWilliam E. "Bill" Shemorry was a native of Williston, N.D. who began work in the newspaper industry as a newsboy selling the Williston Herald and the Williams County Farmers Press. In 1953, he started to publish the Williston Plains Reporter, which he operated for 25 years before selling to the Williston Herald. Shemorry then began to concentrate on his own writing and photography. In addition to writing many books on the history of Williams County, he also collected photographs of early North Dakota photographers. Shemorry was an active member of the Williston Fire Department, was Civil Defense Chief of Williams County for three years in the 1950's, and was a combat photographer in World War II. Shemorry's photograph of the discovery of oil in North Dakota on April 4, 1951 at the Clarence Iverson No. 1 is one of the most famous oil photographs ever taken, and was published in many national publications.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-54-114-1)
Rights ManagementPermission to reproduce this image must be requested from the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about the collection, or provide information about an image, please email Emily E. Schultz at eschultz@nd.gov
Digital IDws1541141
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