Thanks to Larry's generosity, I have this George Strock photo of two soldiers washing in a
shell hole near Buna, New Guinea. Strock's most famous Buna photo was one of
several dead American soldiers on a beach. It took a year of struggling with censors and the invervention of President Roosevelt himself to get that one published, but it actually became a powerful impetus to the war effort. All of today's images are from the LIFE Archive.