Portrait of U.S. Vice Admiral Robert L. Ghormley, 1945


Photograph, portrait. U.S. Vice Admiral Robert L. Ghormley. Official Caption: "Rome, 6/5/45--Head of U.S.M.G. Naval Division in Germany--U.S. Vice Adm. Robert L. Ghormley will head the Naval Division of the American military government in the U.S. zone of occupation of Germany. He was appointed on May 16, 1945, to the post, in which he will direct the disarmament and demobilization of the German Navy, and regulate German ocean shipping. Admiral Ghormley commanded U.S. naval forces in the South Pacific from June, 1942 to March, 1943.--FO photo--Serviced by Rome OWI (A list out). Approved by appropriate military authority. 6573." Location unknown. 5 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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