Lieutenant General Nathan F. Twining, 1945


Photograph, portrait. U.S. Lieutenant General Nathan F. Twining in uniform. Official Caption: "New commander of U.S. Twentieth Air Force in the Marianas. Lt. Gen. Nathan F. Twining, formerly Head of the 15th U.S. Army Air Force in the Mediterranean theater, will take over command of the 20th U.S. Army Air Force in the Central Pacific Marianas on August 1, 1945, succeeding Maj. Gen. Curtis E. Lemay. Gen. Lemay has been promoted to serve as Chief of Staff under Gen Carl Spaatz, Commander of the Strategic Air Forces in the Pacific. In his new post, Gen. Twining will direct Marianas-based B-29 Superfortresses in their continuing attacks on industrial and military targets on Japan's home islands. Photo through U. S. I. S. Rome 43135-PPA. Approved by appropriate Military Authority. (A and B Lists out)." Location unknown. August 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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