Portrait of U.S. Marine Major General Roy S. Geiger, PTO, 1945


Photograph, portrait. U.S. Marine Major General Roy S. Geiger sitting at desk in office. Official Caption: "Rome, 6/19/45--New Commander on Okinawa--Marine Major General Roy S. Geiger, who has been leading the Third Marine Amphibious Corps on Okinawa, became Commander of all American forces on the island doorstep to Japan when Lieut. Gen. Simon Bolivar Buckner Jr., was killed by a Japanese shell June 18, 1945. General Geiger, 60, led U.S. Marines in the victorious Solomons and Marianas campaigns. He received his pilot's wings in 1917 and won the Navy Cross for bombing raids against the Germans in the 1914-18 war. He was formerly Director for Aviation of the Marine Corps.--Marine Corps photo approved by appropriate military authority--Serviced by Rome OWI (A List out) 6802." PTO. 19 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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