Portrait of Rear Admiral John Franklin Shafroth of the U.S. Third Fleet, 1945


Photograph, portrait. Rear Admiral John Franklin Shafroth. Official Caption: "Rome, 7/17/45--Hits Japan--Rear Admiral John Franklin Shafroth is in immediate tactical command of U.S. warships that bombarded the Japanese homeland July 14-15. The force is part of the U.S. Third Fleet Command by Admiral William F. Halsey.--Navy photo through Rome OWI--approved by appropriate military authority--(List A out) 7130."”Location unknown. 17 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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