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I know this is a longshot, but does anyone recognize this correspondent? I bought his photo archive, but unfortunately there is no positive ID on it. He was present for a lot of the Philippines, the Japanese surrender on the Missouri, and Tojo's suicide attempt. I narrowed it down to three names, but can't find a photo of any of them.

 

I think it could be either sgt. George Burns, or a correspondent either the last name Wrenn or Young.

 

 

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His archive

 

 

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If you could determine the two correspondent's first names, that would increase the chances of locating additional information on them which might lead to a photo.

 

That is a great looking archive. The photo of the correspondent looks to be late or postwar to me, and the map of Japan (which I'm sure was intentional) also suggests that too. If so, I do not see any presence of rank that would indicate a Sergeant. I could see not wearing it prior to the surrender, but I would have expected it after the surrender during the occupation. So either it's not the Sergeant, or it's not postwar, or the theory I have deflated.

"It is a capital mistake to theorize before one has data. Insensibly one begins to twist facts to suit theories, instead of theories to suit facts."

*Sherlock Holmes in "A Scandal in Bohemia"*

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