Major General William E. Kepner, Commander of the Eighth U.S. Army Forces stands outside, 1945


Photograph, portrait. Major General William E. Kepner, successor to Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle as Commander of the Eighth U.S. Army Air Force. Official Caption: "Rome. 6/7/45--Kepner succeeds Doolittle--Maj. Gen. William E. Kepner has been appointed to succeed Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle as Commander of the Eighth U.S. Army Air Force. General Doolittle is returning to headquarters of the U.S. Army Air Forces in Washington, U.S. capital, for a new assignment. General Kepner has been Commander of the Second Air Division of the Eighth Air Force and previously led the Eighth's fighter command.--PPA photo--serviced by Rome OWI (A list out). Approved by appropriate military authority. 6629." 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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