Flight attendant in the kitchen aboard the U.S. President's C-54 Skymaster, 1945


Photograph. Uniformed serviceman cooking in the galley aboard an airplane used by U.S. presidents, a C-54 Skymaster dubbed the 'Sacred Cow'. "A full meal for 15 passengers can be prepared in this well equipped galley aboard the C-54 plane used by U.S. presidents. The kitchen includes a sink, refrigerator, cupboards and electric stove above which are cylinders holding water for cooking. Rome OWI (3 in a series) 7140-3." Location unknown. 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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Galleys (Ship kitchens)
Military uniforms--American
Presidential aircraft