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David Douglas Duncan
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Duncan in 1945
Born (1916-01-23)January 23, 1916
Kansas City, Missouri, U.S.
Died June 7, 2018(2018-06-07) (aged 102)
Grasse, France
Allegiance United States of America
Service/branch United States Marine Corps USMC logo.svg
Battles/wars World War II
*Battle of Bougainville
Korean War
*Battle of Pusan Perimeter
*Battle of Chosin Reservoir
Other work Photographer

David Douglas Duncan (January 23, 1916 – June 7, 2018) was an American photojournalist. He was best known for his dramatic combat photographs.

His wartime photographs were so impressive that after the war he was hired by Life to join its staff at the urging of J.R. Eyerman, Life's chief photographer. During his time with Life, Duncan covered many events, including the end of the British Raj in India and conflicts in Turkey, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East.

He turned 100 in January 2016. and died in June 2018 in Grasse, aged 102.

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