Joseph D. Keenan, Director of U.S. Occupation Forces in Germany, 1945


Photograph. Joseph D. Keenan stands in front of a woven wall hanging. Official Caption: "Rome, 6/7/45--Keenan to Direct Manpower in Germany--Joseph D. Keenan, former Vice-Chairman of the U.S. War Production Board, has been appointed to direct the manpower activities of the U.S. occupation forces in Germany. He is credited with working out the Building and Construction Trades agreement and a similar stabilization pact for the shipbuilding industry, which aided in achieving high U.S. production records. He entered the government service from the post of Secretary of the Chicago Federation of Labor, a labor organization in the Midwestern area of the U.S.--PWW photo--Serviced by Rome OWI—(A list out). Approved by appropriate military authority. 6609." Location unknown. 07 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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