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Archive - Shore Leave, 1945
Wayne Miller
In 1942, as America mobilized for World War II, 24 year old Wayne Miller joined the US Navy and was assigned to the Naval Aviation Photographic Unit, commanded by Edward Steichen. Over the next three years Miller documented the Pacific War, from the lower decks of aircraft carriers to the skies above beach landings. He was one of the first photographers to visit Hiroshima after its destruction.

Though Miller’s unit was tasked with documenting Naval aviation for the purpose of recruiting new pilots, Steichen told him “I don't care what you do, Wayne, but bring back something that will please the...

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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors at Miller's tattoo parlor.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. A "Hula girl" posing with sailors at...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. A "Hula girl" posing with sailors at...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. A "Hula girl" posing with sailors and...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Photo studio.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Kids shining sailors' shoes.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Malt shop.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors wait in line for seats at a beer...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Inside a beer hall that caters to sailors...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Inside a beer hall that caters to sailors...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Navy shore patrol (military police) round...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Drunk sailors locked up in a brig.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Drunk sailors locked up in a brig.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Drunk sailors locked up in a brig.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Drunk sailors locked up in a brig.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sunday church service.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. USO hall.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors and soldiers on leave sing at...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors and soldiers on leave sing at...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors and a local girl at a USO hall....
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors and a local girls at a USO hall....
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Dancing at a USO hall.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Dancing at a USO hall.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Soldiers and sailors drinking punch.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors at a taxi dance hall, where girls...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors at a taxi dance hall, where girls...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors at a taxi dance hall, where girls...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors at a taxi dance hall, where girls...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. A medical office that offers free protection...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. A massage parlor, possible cover for...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. A massage parlor, possible cover for...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave at the Royal Hawaiian...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave at the Royal Hawaiian...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave at the Royal Hawaiian...
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Sailors on leave.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945.
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Servicemen on leave visit Waikiki Beach....
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HAWAII. Honolulu. 1945. Wayne Miller disguised as an enlisted...
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