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Robert Beightler shooting at Japanese sniper
Description: Photograph of Major General Robert Beightler, Commander, 37th Infantry Division, kneeling front and center, shooting at a Japanese sniper, Bougainville, Solomon Islands, March 16, 1944. The 37th Infantry was nicknamed the Buckeye Division because it was originally comprised of Ohio National Guard units. The division went into combat in April 1943 on Guadacanal, Solomon Islands and spent over 600 days in action before the end of the war, more combat time than any other division. The 37th Infantry played a significant role in the invasion of the Phillippines. View on Ohio Memory.
Image ID: AL03419
Subjects: World War, 1939-1945; Ohio History--Military Ohio; Soldiers--Ohio
Places: Bougainville Island (Papua New Guinea)