Major General Bertram M. Hoffmeister, Canadian Volunteer task force commander, July 1945


Photograph. Portrait photograph of Canadian Major General Bertram M. Hoffmeister. Official Caption: "Rome, 7/11/45--Leads Canadians--Major General Bertram M. Hoffmeister commands the Canadian Volunteer task force of 30,000 men which will go into action against the Japanese in the Pacific. General Hoffmeister, 38 years old, is a veteran of European fighting. The Canadians will wear their own uniforms but will use U.S. Army helmets, weapons and equipment and will operate under the American high command, the first time in history that Canadian armed forces have been integrated with the U.S. Army--Acme photo through Rome OWI--Approved by appropriate U.S. authority--(list A out) 7085." Location unknown. 11 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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