Portrait of U.S. Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle, 1945


Photograph, portrait. U.S. Lieutenant General James H. Doolittle in uniform with American flag in background. Official Caption: "Rome, 6/7/45--Doolittle to get new assignment--U.S. Lt. Gen. James H. Doolittle, pictured here before his promotion to that rank, has been relieved of the command of the Eighth U.S. Army Air Force, and will be given a new assignment. The famous speed flier, who led the first U.S. air attack on Tokyo, capital of Japan, in April, 1942, has returned to headquarters of the U.S. Army Air Forces in Washington, D. C. General Doolittle will be succeeded in command of the Eighth Air Force by Maj. Gen. William E. Kepner who has been commander of the Second Air Division of the Eighth Air Force and previously led the Eighth's fighter command.--OWI photo--Serviced by Rome OWI (A List out). Approved by appropriate military authority. 6630." 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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