Blindfolded Japanese prisoner being helped to the deck of a submarine, PTO, 1945


Photograph. A blindfolded Japanese prisoner being helped by U.S. Marines to the deck of a submarine. Official Caption: "Rome, 7/18/45--Japanese Prisoner Landed--A blindfolded Japanese prisoner is helped by U.S. Marines to the deck of an American submarine which has just returned to its Pacific base from patrol. The prisoner was rescued after his ship was sunk by the submarine, one of 1163 Japanese vessels sunk by the American underseas force up to July 2, 1945.--Navy photo through Rome OWI--Approved by appropriate military authority (list A out) 7138." Pacific Theater. 18 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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Prisoners of war--Japanese
Marines (Military personnel)