World War II photograph in Burma

World War II photograph in Burma

Descriptive Summary

Repository: Hargrett Manuscripts
Title: World War II photograph in Burma
Dates: 1944
Quantity: 0.019 Linear feet (1 folder; MS 2665-2667, 2669, 2670, 2675-2677, 2680, 2681, and 2685-2695 housed together in 1 document box)
Coll. Number: ms2690(m)

Biographical/Historical Note

Frank L. Morris, Jr., belonged to the 502nd Combat M.P. Battalion. In December 1943 he was with the 5303rd Composit Unit which was attached to the Chinese Army.

Scope and Content Note

The collection consists of one photograph, taken in Burma in December 1943 by a war correspondent. It shows the American soldier Frank L. Morris, Jr., sharing cigarettes with Kachin tribesmen in Shingbwiyang, Burma. The photo was used in April 1944 as part of a leaflet which was dropped over Burmese villages as a strategy to persuade tribes to cooperate with the Allies instead of with the Japanese.

Index Terms

Kachin (Asian people)--Photographs.
Morris, Frank L., Jr. -- Photographs
United States. Army. Military Police Battalion, 502nd.
World War, 1939-1945--Propaganda.

Administrative Information

Preferred Citation

World War II photograph in Burma, 1944. MS 2690. Hargrett Rare Book and Manuscript Library, The University of Georgia Libraries.

Series Descriptions and Folder Listing

1Photograph, 1944