Lieutenant Colonel William Jefferson Bleckwenn with actor John Wayne at Albion Park races, Brisbane, 1943

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Where: Queensland, Brisbane, Australia

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When: 01 January 1943

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Creator: Unidentified. Queensland Newspapers Pty Ltd.

Location: Brisbane, Queensland.

Description: Hollywood actor John Wayne visited Australia during World War II to entertain the troops in forward areas. This photograph was taken at the Albion Park Raceway, Breakfast Creek, Brisbane, on 27 December 1943. He poses here, dressed in full military uniform, with Lt. Col. Blackwenn. See also: 'Film star and singer to visit forward troops', Telegraph, 24 December 1943, p. 42.

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