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[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

[Portrait of William C. Dickman, February 15, 1942]

Portrait of Staff Sergeant William C. Dickman in his summer service uniform. He has a mustache and is wearing a khaki shirt and tie with a pin on his left lapel and a garrison cap with a Marine Corps pin on the left side.
Date: February 15, 1942
Creator: unknown
Object Type: Photograph
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. Monday, August 17, 1942 : week of August 7 to August 14

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Aleutians, China, India, Western Europe, Yugoslavia, Mediterranean, Russia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Map insets show Solomon Islands, Russian front. Includes photographs: view of Tulagi; German fighter; Facing the Nazis; Sniper suit; A traitor covers up; Club for U.S. forces on London. Back: British Battle Dress. Includes 6 photograhs, 4 drawings with accompanying text.
Date: August 17, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, August 24, 1942 : week of August 14 to August 21

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Northern France, Air assault, Allied conference, Southwest Pacific, Mediterranean, Russia, North Africa, Aleutians, China, Brazil. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show The European theatre, Main area of operations in the Solomons, USSR. Includes photographs: Landing party; Commando glider; Last stop in North Africa; War in the heart of Africa. Back: China's Cadets. 10 photographs are accompanied by text.
Date: August 24, 1942
Creator: [United States]. Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, September 21, 1942 : week of September 11 to September 18

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Madagascar, Solomon Islands, New Guinea, Aleutians, Far Eastern waters, Midway, China, West Coast, Western Europe, Mediterranean. Large map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show: Madagascar; Russian front (southern sectors), Madagascar in Africa Includes photographs: Night falls in North Africa; Stinger [twin machine-gun]; It was "impossible" [Capt. Edward Ellsberg's sub salvage work]; Blimps hunt subs. Back: Somewhere in Alaska. 13 photographs are captioned. Text headlined: Alaska's Defenders Go Underground. Includes map labeled: Still Our Northern Frontier.
Date: September 21, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, October 5, 1942 : week of September 25 to October 2

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, New Guinea, Solomons, Aleutians, China, Madagascar, Shipping, Mediterranean. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show South Russia, New Guinea, Target in Europe with inset of Industrial areas bombed in the Ruhr Valley. Includes photographs: WAFS report for duty, Armored "super jeep", South of Bengazi, Tank landing, "Guiding plane back home to roost". Back: Training (Action! -- Solomons -- Landing operations -- Europe). 21 photographs accompanied by descriptive and explanatory text.
Date: October 5, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, October 19, 1942 : week of October 9 to October 16

Front: Text describes action on various fronts: Solomons, New Hebrides, New Guinea, Aleutians, Far Eastern waters, Russia, Mediterranean, Western Europe. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Guadalcanal Island, Tulagi; Russian front. Includes photographs: Alaska road in use by December (construction of the Alaska Defense Highway); Zero fighter; in the Solomons; German mobile gun; Insect protection. Back: Airborne Command. 12 photographs with descriptive text and explanation of the role of airborne troops.
Date: October 19, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, October 26, 1942 : week of October 16 to October 23

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Solomons -- New Guinea -- Aleutians -- Russia -- Shipping -- Mediterranean -- Yugoslavia -- Western Europe. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show Southwest Pacific -- Stalingrad. Includes photographs: Airport on Guadalcanal Island -- Somewhere in India [field artillery pieces and Gen. Stillwell's troops wearing German-type coal scuttle helmet] -- Supplies for Russia [Arctic convoy attacked by enemy torpedo planes and U boats] -- Freight cars with wings. Back: Foxholes are Lifesavers. 9 photographs show details of foxhole construction. Text describes advantages and proper use of foxholes in combat.
Date: October 26, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Certificate for the Navy Cross, 1942] (open access)

[Certificate for the Navy Cross, 1942]

Citation for the Navy Cross awarded posthumously to Captain Cassin Young for his actions on November 12-13, 1942 during the Battle of Guadalcanal in which he lost his life while in command of the USS.
Date: 1942-11?
Creator: Knox, Frank, 1874-1944. & Roosevelt, Franklin D. (Franklin Delano), 1882-1945.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History
[Telegram from Randall Jacobs to Eleanor McFadden Young, November 1942] (open access)

[Telegram from Randall Jacobs to Eleanor McFadden Young, November 1942]

Copy of a telegram from the Chief of Naval Personnel Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs to Eleanor McFadden Young informing him that her husband, Captain Cassin Young, was lost in action during the Battle of Guadalcanal. Admiral Jacobs asks that Mrs. Young does not divulge any information regarding her husband's ship or station to prevent aiding their enemies.
Date: 1942-11~
Creator: Jacobs, Randall
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. Monday, November 2, 1942 : week of October 23 to October 30

Front: Text desribes action on various war fronts: Solomons, Central and South Pacific; North Africa; Italy; Russia; Burma and India; China; Aleutians. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show North Africa; The Caucasus. Includes 10 photographs. Back: There is no all-purpose plane. 20 photographs show Heavy Bombers -- Medium and light bombers -- Fighters -- Torpedo bombers -- Transports -- Naval patrol planes. Text accompanies the photographs.
Date: November 2, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, November 9, 1942 : week of October 30 to November 6

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: North Africa -- New Guinea -- Solomons -- Madagascar -- Russia -- Southeast Asia -- Far Eastern waters. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: North Africa -- Southwest Pacific. Photographs: Mud, mud, mud! -- Up in the world [Indian soldier sitting atop a Jack Ladder] -- Somewhere in Australia [supply freighter hits reef breaking it in two] -- Own weapons turned on Japanese. Back: The text entitled "Uncle Sam's desert training corps" describes the training center in Southern California. Includes photographs: Desert destroyers -- Desert Rats: new style.
Date: November 9, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Letter from Dr. Chauncey D. Leake, November 10, 1942] (open access)

[Letter from Dr. Chauncey D. Leake, November 10, 1942]

Letter from Dr. Chauncey D. Leake to several friends discussing various correspondence. Included is a clipping from a unidentified newspaper discussing the introduction of pharmaceutical science courses to U.C. Berkeley.
Date: November 10, 1942
Creator: Leake, Chauncey Depew, 1896-1978
Object Type: Letter
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. Monday, November 16, 1942 : week of November 6 to November 13

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: North Africa, Libya, Southern Europe, New Guinea, Solomons, Russia, Aleutians, Far East waters, Madagascar. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Smaller map (3 insets): Invasion of Africa. Photographs: Practice led to invasion -- Tanks land for beach operation -- German planes caught by long-range fighters -- Captured Nazi officers perch on hood of British jeep. Back: Why we fight! Also includes photographs.
Date: November 16, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, November 23, 1942 : week of November 13 to November 20

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Mediterranean, Tunisia, Libya, Lake Chad, Italy, Solomons, New Guinea, Russia. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps: the Advance on Buna; North Africa. Photographs: New Guinea; Welcome to North Africa; Scene in Libya; North Africa: the march westward Back: Life saver #2 : winning friends - helping people. Text and photographs highlight the importance of training soldiers to interact successfully with local cultures.
Date: November 23, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, December 7, 1942 : week of November 27 to December 4

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Tunisia, Supply, Libya, Toulon, Russia, New Guinea, Solomons, Aleutians. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: Tunisia -- Russian Front. Back: Maps and texts highlight the battleground of North Africa. Photographs: Crash landing -- Target sighted, mission completed -- Stalingrad strikes back.
Date: December 7, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library
[Report of Death of Captain Cassin Young, December 10, 1942] (open access)

[Report of Death of Captain Cassin Young, December 10, 1942]

Copy of the report of death of Captain Cassin Young stating the date, location, cause, and facts relating to Young's death.
Date: December 10, 1942
Creator: McIntire, Ross T.
Object Type: Text
System: The Portal to Texas History

Newsmap. Monday, December 14, 1942 : week of December 4 to December 11

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: New Guinea, Solomons, Pearl Harbor, Tunisia, Libya, Dakar, Toulon, Italy, Russia, France. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: Dakar; Northeast Tunisia; Tripoli and environs; Russian Front; Guadalcanal Island; Bougainville Island; New Britain Photographs: Convoy to Africa; Advance to Tunisia; Street scene: French Morocco Back: The text entitled "Antiaircraft artillery" describes antiaircraft weapons. The other text "The Dance of the Ninety" describes a 90mm gun. Includes photographs: KEEPS 'EM FALLING -- EYES -- EARS
Date: December 14, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, December 21, 1942 : week of December 11 to December 18

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Libya; Tunisia; New Guinea; Solomons; China; Russia; Aleutians Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: New Guinea; Mediterranean Sea; Russian front. Photographs: Supply dock; wrecked by recoil; Captured Italian flag; Hot on Rommel's heels; Yanks advance on Japs in New Guinea Back: Text describes the history and power of infantry. Includes 19 photographs and a map of Stalingrad and the Caucasus operations area.
Date: December 21, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, December 28, 1942 : week of December 18 to December 25

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: New Guinea -- Burma -- Solomons -- East Indies -- Tunisia -- Libya -- Russia -- Aleutians -- Pacific. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show roads and railways in Burma -- Tunisia, [Libya, and Algeria throughout the Mediterranean Sea and Italy]. Includes photographs: Tin Fish Launched [bomber] -- Mosquito Bomber -- Ready for Trouble [U.S. Warship loaded with ammunition] -- [trenches] -- [Moving an army] -- [Lockheed] -- Assault Gun [mounted on Mark III] Back: For Yanks Dreaming of A White Christmas. Text and photographs highlight the tasks in winter operations.
Date: December 28, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, January 4, 1943 : week of December 25 to January 1

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: North Africa, Command, Libya, New Guinea, Solomons, Burma, Russia, Fr. Somaliland. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: Indonesia -- Rostov region [USSR]. Photographs: Blimp patrol -- Supplies for Guadalcanal -- Along the road to Tunisia. Back: The Nerve System of the Army: text, illustration, and photographs show contributions of the Signal Corps to the war effort.
Date: January 4, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

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, February 1, 1943 : week of January 22 to January 29

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allied Council, North Africa, Western Europe, Solomons, New Guinea, Wake, Russia, Aleutians. Includes ten photographs. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show North Africa and Russia. Back: "Soviet Infantry." Two posters by Glen Mitchell show Soviet infantry in action. Also included are images of Soviet uniform insignia and Soviet weapons.
Date: February 1, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library

Newsmap. Monday, February 8, 1943 : week of January 29 to February 5

Front: Text describes action on various war fronts. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps: [Rostov area] ; [Tunisia coast]. Includes 8 photographs. Back: The World at War map indicates points where U.S. forces are stationed.
Date: February 8, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Object Type: Poster
System: The UNT Digital Library