Edgar Rice Burroughs, author of Tarzan, visits his first "former" cannibal village during his stay in New Caledonia while covering the war zone in the Pacific as a War Correspondent.
Captain Byron W. Albright, Regiment Motor Officer explains special blitz maintenance peep to Mr. Edgar Rice Burroughs (with "C") War Correspondent in the Pacific Area and famous author of Tarzan.
Fellow ERB fan, Chris L. Adams was intrigued by the name "PEEP" referred to in this photo and shared the following research:
Edgar Rice Burroughs, War Correspondent in the 22o S, 166o E. Laboratory of 12nd Signal Photos, viewing shots of New Caledonia. Noumea, New Caledonia. 9 Dec 1942.
Mr. Edgar Rice Burroughs gets signature of Major General Rush B. Lincoln in his autograph book.
See the autograph at:
Edgar Rice Burroughs' Wartime Autograph Book Series
From Danton Burroughs' personal family collection
Ed Burroughs' desire for an active role in the war zone led him to a new goal; after resigning from his duties with BMTC - the civilian corps - he sought to be a war correspondent for the United Press.
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OF ONE WHO SERVED
By John Martin
A Veterans Day salute to ERB,
Well past the age to go to war,
And yet he found a way to serve,
Enlisting in the "writer's corps."
Correspondents all were screened,
Their histories were all laid bare,
They wore a rankless uniform,
A symbol of their status there.
They absolved the War Department
Of all liabilities,
Should they die or suffer wounds
Because of the hostilities.
Ed was in his middle 60s
When he saw the Pearl attack,
Right away he strove to help
His USA in fighting back.
He joined the local men who formed
A group to guard Hawaii's shore,
And wrote some columns, "Laugh It Off,"
To help folks learn to smile once more.
But he really yearned to get
To the action and the stress,
And so he got accreditation
As a member of the Press.
He was the oldest correspondent
In the whole Pacific war,
And the honor of his service
Is saluted, evermore.
...And a salute to all others who have served, as well!
Enjoy more John Martin Poetry
ERB Fan and Researcher Chris L. Adams
has given new life to ERB's WWII photos at:
The Dean of WWII Correspondents in the Pacific
Edgar Rice Burroughs: The War Years
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