These photos are taken on the Island of Biak, Netherlands East Indies.
Biak is now part of Irian Jaya,
Indonesia. Dad was a "Trick Chief," or shift supervisor of Teletype Operators. On Biak, dad had a pet
spider monkey and despite popular belief, the "monkey business" photos are not Phil Sturm and son - I didn't
appear until 7 years after these photos were taken. A note about the "nose art" pictures: This popular
WWII artform was usually risque in nature and these pictures are certainly that.
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1. General pictures of Biak
2. Monkey Business.
3. Weapons. Fortunately, the carbine wasn't loaded.
4. Nose Art.