Airplane engine being tested on an Aviation Repair Vessel (ARV), 1945


Photograph. Mechanic testing an airplane engine aboard a new aviation repair ship, the USS Chloris (ARVE-4). Official Caption: "Rome, 7/20/45--Engine tested on aviation repair vessel--From an enclosed cabin a mechanic tests an airplane engine aboard a new aviation repair ship, the U.S.S. Chloris, designed for the repair of airplane engines, the ship and a sister craft that will handle repairs on fuselage and wings, will soon go to the Pacific. The vessels are part of the U.S. Navy program to speed the war against Japan.--Wide world photo through Rome OWI--Approved by appropriate military authority (1 in a series of 2--List A out) 7152."”Location unknown. 20 July 1945

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Items from the service of Isaac "Ike" Bethel Utley, who was born in Smith Mills, Kentucky on 3 March 1920. Ike enlisted in the Army Air Corps on 19 January 1942. He was shipped overseas to the European Theatre and worked with a supply division based out of the city of Naples with an office set up in a residential villa. Utley worked with the Office of War Information and used their photographs in news articles to inform soldiers of the progress of the war. At war's end, Utley returned stateside. A trunk full of over 800 photographs from the O.W.I. arrived on his doorstep from his office in Italy, sender unknown. This collection consists of those photographs.
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