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[Audience Filled with U.S. Soldiers at U.S.O. Show]

Photograph of large crowd of U.S. Military personnel audience members at a U.S.O show either in the Philippines or New Guinea. There is a large wooden platform with a roof pictured on the upper left side.
Date: [1941..1945]
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Diary Entries, Eugene Houston] (open access)

[Diary Entries, Eugene Houston]

Handwritten diary pages from Eugene J. "Gene" Houston, who served on the U.S.S. Gillespie during World War Two. Ranging from a few words to a few sentences, the entries are dated and mention naval activities in the Pacific Theater.
Date: [1941..1945]
Creator: Houston, Eugene J.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Men Rolling Barrels]

Photograph of Marines rolling barrels of gasoline on the beach at Emiran Island in the Bismarck Archipelago.
Date: 1943~
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Soldier and Tank]

Photograph of three soldiers standing in front of a tank marked "Pistol Packin Mama," with a tarp covering it.
Date: 1943
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Soldier on Tank]

Photograph of a soldier on a tank in a field with brush and debris.
Date: [1943..1946]
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Soldiers and Man on Tank]

Photograph of soldiers sitting around a tank with a man standing on it. A handwritten note on the back of the photo says "Lanny Ross in New Guinea."
Date: [1943..1946]
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Soldiers Playing Volleyball]

Photograph of soldiers playing sand volleyball in the middle of a group of tents in New Guinea.
Date: [1943..1946]
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Bougainville Evacuee Letter] (open access)

[Bougainville Evacuee Letter]

Letter written by Nuns aboard USS Nautilus. The officers and crew of the USS Nautilus rescued the nuns from Bougainville on 1 January 1943.
Date: January 3, 1943
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. Monday, January 11, 1943 : week of January 1 to January 8

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Rabaul, Solomons, Pacific, Wake, New Guinea, Burma, North Africa, Russia, Aleutians. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: Tunisia; USSR. Photographs: Japanese Bull's eye [a Nip carrier making a perfect circle trying to escape in the Battle of Midway]; "Kamerad" in Tunisia; Waiting for actions on a U.S. carrier; "General winter". Back: "Learn to Recognize These Vehicles" poster gives identifying features and illustrations of various heavy tanks and self-propelled artillery.
Date: January 11, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, May 31, 1943 : week of May 20 to May 27, 194th week of the war, 76th week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Aleutians, Western Europe, Mediterranean, Russia, Southwest Pacific. Map: Shows military activity in western Europe during the week of May 10 to May 27, 1943. Inset maps: Aleutians, Present fighting area in Attu. Photographs: Images of a Grumman "Wildcat" fighter plane taken from the escort carrier, U.S.S. Altamaha. Illustration: Advance on Attu. Back: You can crack that tank! Text and illustrations show how an infantryman can defend against an enemy tank.
Date: May 31, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, July 12, 1943 : week of July 1 to July 8, 200th week of the war, 82nd week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Southwest Pacific, Air offensive, Crete, Kiska. Maps: Key Japanese bases; Solomon Islands; New Georgia Islands, Battle area near Moscow. Photographs: Smoke rises from the Japanese airfield at Munda; Fortress over Huls. Back: Map of the battle area on the Eastern front.
Date: July 12, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Charles Stasny to his Parents, October 4, 1944] (open access)

[Letter from Charles Stasny to his Parents, October 4, 1944]

Letter from Charles Stasny to his parents discussing life during the war. He mentions receiving letters from his parents and Dottie, the possibility of being home for Christmas, locating someone from back home, losing his watch, the ship's heat and reading his magazines.
Date: October 4, 1943
Creator: Stasny, Charles, 1921-2014
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. Monday, October 25, 1943 : week of October 14 to October 21, 215th week of the war, 97th week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Italy, Schweinfurt, Southwest Pacific, Burma, North Pacific, U.S. subs. Inset maps: Bridgeheads across the Dnepr River, [Pacific Ocean off coast of New Guinea], [Areas in Southern Europe providing targets for bomber forces], Operations begin in Burma. Photographs: Nazis use Soviet equipment and men in battle for Italy, Soviet soldier and RAF officer, Lieut. Col. Chesley G. Peterson, Salt Lake City, Fuel pipe lines, Fifth Army engineers, In the Naga Hills of northern Burma. Back: Photographic view of the world with the center at Berlin, Germany. Includes instructions for using a detachable scale that, when centered on Berlin, measures distances along any line running through Berlin.
Date: October 25, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, November 1, 1943 : week of October 21 to October 28, 216th week of the war, 98th week of U.S. participation

Text describes action on various war fronts: "Jinx," Russia, Italy, Air Offensive, Aegean Sea, Southwest Pacific, Burma, Tarawa. Maps: Breakthrough above the Crimea -- Setting the range for Rabaul Photographs: "Jinx" [the six-man crew and their tank destroyer "Jinx" on the Italian front]; [Nazis in the Soviet Union] ; Paratroops at Lae, New Guinea. Back: Map of Northern Italy.
Date: November 1, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, November 8, 1943 : week of October 28 to November 4, 217th week of the war, 99th week of U.S. participation

Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Italy, Air offensive, Southwest Pacific, Burma. Large map illustrates globe view of the Atlantic Ocean from Greenland to Turkey. Inset maps: Bougainville : last stop in the Solomons, The Crimea is cut off. Photographs: Crossing the Volturno -- Navy's new Hellcat fighter plane brings down a Japanese fighter plane nicknamed "Emily" near the Gilbert Islands. Back: This is Ann ... she drinks blood [The text, map, and illustrations describe the Anopheles mosquito and the global extent of malaria].
Date: November 8, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, November 15, 1943 : week of November 4 to November 11, 218th week of the war, 100th week of U.S. participation

Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Italy, Air offensive, Southwest Pacific, China-Burma, Submarines, Greenland. Maps: Eastern Front, Advance toward Rome, Southwest Pacific. Photographs: Moving into Lae, New Guinea; Jap bases in the South and Southwest Pacific; Rocket glider used against Allied ships during the invasion of Italy; Germans trying to hold up the advance of the Allied Fifth Army on the Naples-Benevento Road fastened these aerial bombs to notched trees; Italian bombs unloaded from a rail car at an airfield captured in Italy. Back: U.S. Army ribbons representing decorations and awards. Includes a large color illustration of the Medal of Honor.
Date: November 15, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, November 22, 1943 : week of November 11 to November 18, 219th week of the war, 101st week of U.S. participation

Text describes action on various war fronts: Eastern front, Air offensive, Italy, Aegean Sea, Southwest Pacific, Losses. Maps: Battle area on the Eastern front, map showing main railways and international boundaries in Europe, Turkey and northern Tunisia. Photographs: Capt. Herman Bottcher of San Francisco receives the Distinguished Service Cross from Maj. Gen. W. H. Gill; British Eighth Army Tommy sets up quarters in an empty wine barrel with a pillow and bedspread near the Termoli front in Italy; Three Yanks look over a 32 cm. incendiary rocket captured in Sicily; Correction printed under photo appearing in the previous Newsmap shows rocket is an experimental model tested several years before; Army B-25 swings in low over a burning Japanese ship on Nov. 2 attack in Rabaul; Japanese machine gun emplacement on the Kula Gulf side of Kolombangara Island; Grumman Avengers and Hellcats line up on the improved Munda airstrip. Back: The world a polar projection, with modified extensions interrupted for southern Hemisphere: "This world map is designed to show the relative positions of land areas for air connections to the principal theaters of operations."
Date: November 22, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, November 29, 1943 : week of November 18 to November 25, 220th week of the war, 102nd week of U.S. participation

Text describes action on various war fronts: USSR; New Guinea; Gilbert and Marshall Islands; Bougainville; Air Offensive; Italy. Maps: Berlin; Global map. Inset map: Areas under Jap Control. Photograph: An American Army Signal Corps telephone lineman repairs a line in Capriatti. Back : Surprise... a powerful weapon. Photographic sequence of a hatchet attack on a Nazi soldier illustrates text urging whole-hearted cooperation of all to guard military information.
Date: November 29, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, December 6, 1943 : week of November 25 to December 2, 221st week of the war, 103rd week of U.S. participation

Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, USSR, Germany, Central Pacific, Southwest Pacific, China, Plans. Inset maps: central Italy, northeast New Guinea, Action areas in central and southwest Pacific, Truk Is., Nauru, Wotje, Jaluit, Makin, Tarawa. Photographs: Australian Air Force Beaufighter, Sgt. Ben Kuroki of Hershey, Nebraska, Captured Soviet equipment, Rescued blindfolded Nazi. German built road in Isernia. Back: Text and 11 illustrations highlight the 11 general orders that must be known by sentinels.
Date: December 6, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

[Navy Mess Hall Staff Posing On Bougainville Island]

Photograph of Navy mess hall staff Posing in front of foliage at a base on Bougainville Island. The group is composed in three lines, two standing and one sitting in front of them with a backdrop of trees.
Date: 1944
Creator: Sprinkle, A. P.
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Photograph of Gothic Building]

Photograph taken in New Guinea of a tall Gothic building with an intricate fence surrounding the yard and a telephone pole out front.
Date: 1944
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

[Ullmann Kilgore in Military Uniform]

Photograph of Ullmann Kilgore in his U.S. Navy Service Khaki uniform, which consists of a garrison cap, a jacket, a collared shirt, and a tie. According to accompanying information, Ullmann was a part of the 24th Seabee Battalion of the U.S. Navy, who were stationed in New Guinea at the time this photo was taken.
Date: 1944
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. Monday, January 3, 1944 : week of December 22 to December 29, 1943, 225th week of the war, 107th week of U.S. participation

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: New Britain, Air offensive, USSR, Italy, Scharnhorst, Command. Maps: Central Italy showing rivers and roads, Distance from London to the coast of France near Boulogne, Coastline of northern Scandinavia. Photographs: American 155mm gun fires on German positions at Mignano; American soldiers temporarily reside in holes on Venafro Ridge; Equipment retreating Germans used to tear up railroad tracks; Allied troops clear the torn up tracks to use the road bed as a highway; An LST lands at Mono Island. Back: Color map of northeast New Guinea/New Britain.
Date: January 3, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

[New Power Plant]

Photograph of a new power plant setup for a transmitter at Lae, New Guinea. The setup is made up with a wooden canopy and is filled with barrels underneath it. Thick trees and bushes surround the area.
Date: January 14, 1944
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History