Portrait of General Joseph W. Stilwell, Commander of the U.S. 10th Army, June 1945


Photograph, portrait. General Joseph W. Stilwell, Commander of the U.S. 10th Army. Official Caption: "Rome, 6/22/45--Returns to field--General Joseph W. Stilwell on June 21, 1945, was named Commander of the U.S. 10th Army to succeed Lieut. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner, Jr., killed a few days previously on Okinawa Island by Japanese shellfire. Former U.S. Commander in the Chine-Burma-India Theater, General Stilwell drove back the Japanese in Northern Burma and succeeded in opening a land supply route from India to China that is named Stilwell Road in his honor. Since returning from the CBI theater early this year, General Stilwell has been in command of U.S. Army ground forces.--Army photo through OWI--Approved by appropriate military authority--Serviced by Rome OWI (A list out). 6837." Location unknown. 22 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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