American soldier displays an incorrectly nicknamed "knee mortar", actually a 50mm grenade launcher, captured during battle against Japanese forces holding the Buna area.


  • Date: 1943
  • Location: Buna, Papua New Guinea
  • Physical Dimensions: B/W PRINT
  • Subject Keywords: 50Mm, Japanese, Wars, Wwii, Equipment, Japan Armed Forces, Mortars, Guns, Captured Or Destroyed, 1940s
  • Publisher: TimeLife
  • Usage: For personal non-commercial use only
  • Provider: LIFE
  • Photographer: George Strock
  • Original ID: TimeLife_image_582262
  • Credits: LIFE
  • Copyright: © Time Inc.

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