Portrait of U.S. General Oliver Echols, 1945


Photograph, portrait. U.S. Major General Oliver Echols (shown wearing a Brigadier General's insignia). Official Caption: "Rome, 6/7/45--General Echols named to U.S.M.G. Post--Internal Affairs and the Communications Division of the U.S. Military Government in the U.S. zone of occupation in Germany will be under U.S. Maj. Gen. Oliver Echols (shown wearing a Brigadier General's insignia), former Assistant Chief of the Air Staff for materiel services. General Echols' Division will embrace civil service, local government, public safety, public health and welfare, telephone and telegraph facilities, military communication and education.--OWI photo--Serviced by Rome OWI (A List out). Approved by appropriate military authority.--6627." Location unknown. 7 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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