Eisenhower smiles at the welcoming onlookers, Washington, D.C., 28 June 1945


Photograph. Eisenhower stands in the back of a military vehicle, hands clasped and raised above his head in a victorious stance. Note man on car roof with movie camera on tripod in background. Official Caption: "Rome, 6/28/45--Eisenhower welcomed in Washington--U.S. General of the Army Dwight D. 'Ike'” Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Force in Europe, smilingly acknowledges the tumultuous welcome of fellow Americans as he rides through the thronged streets of Washington, the nation's capital, on June 18, the day of his return to the U.S. More than a million persons lined the parade route.--Acme Photo through Rome OWI--Approved by appropriate military authority (A List Out). 6899." Washington, D.C., U.S.A. 28 June 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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