Following on from my last post about World War Two veteran, Arthur Schutter who served with the US Marine Corps on Guam, here are two photographs he brought back with him. They are likely to have been recovered from a dead Japanese sailor. Aside from a portrait of himself, the unidentified seaman carried a photograph of his children, the older twins dressed in navy costume. There are some words written on the reverse. It would be intriguing to find out what was said. Is there someone out there who could translate their meaning?
Thanks to Nicola Carpenter of the excellent Beneath Thy Feet blog, I now know what was written.
December 1943, first‐born daughter Reiko, second daughter Kazuko, first born son Tsutomu