Between 1944 and 1945, Daniel Novak was an Army photographer assigned to the Signal Corps. He served in India, China and Burma. His still and motion images captured wartime life for both soldiers and famous generals. The duties spanned a wide range, from engaging in fierce battles with the Japanese to building roads and airstrips in the rugged and mountainous terrain.
Army photographers didn’t own their work but instead, the images belonged to military archives. They were recently recovered by a fellow photographer who was asked to help in the publication of a history book for the Signal Corps. 90-year-old Novak asked for and was given access and has since posted them to a website for everyone to see.