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Photo Credit: Courtesy Thusgaard Family

CARL  THUSGAARD

News Organization: ACME NEWS PICTURES

Died: 1943

Location: NEW GUINEA

War: WORLD WAR II (1939-1945)

The earliest-known photojournalist killed in World War II. Danish born, he died July 20 when Japanese Zeros shot down the bomber in which he was traveling. He was a prize-winning news photographer.