General Jacob L. Devers, Commander of U.S. Army Ground Forces, July 1945


Photograph, portrait. General Jacob L. Devers, Commander of U.S. Army Ground Forces. Official Caption: "Rome 7/2/45--Command U.S. Army Ground Forces--General Jacob L. Devers, Commander of the Allied Sixth Army Group in Europe, has been named Commander of U.S. Army Ground Forces. He succeeds General Joseph W. Stillwell who recently was given command of the Tenth Army on Okinawa. General Devers, 57 years old, was formerly Deputy Commander of Allied Forces in the Mediterranean and led the Sixth Army Group composed of the U.S. Seventh and French First Armies up through Southern France. His forces held the southern flank of the Allied line during the push to the Rhine and into the heart of Germany.--War pool photo through Rome OWI--Approved by appropriate military authority (list A out) 6966." Location unknown. 2 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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