Portrait of Vice Admiral John H. Towers, July 1945


Photograph, portrait. Vice Admiral John H. Towers, Commander of the Second Carrier Task Force of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. Official Caption: "Rome, 7/16/45--Heads task force--Vice Admiral John H. Towers has been appointed Commander of the Second Carrier Task Force of the U.S. Pacific Fleet. He replaces Vice Admiral John S. McCain, leader of the recent carrier-based aircraft blows on the Japanese homeland, who will report to Secretary of the Navy James V. Forrestal for a new assignment.--Navy photo through Rome OWI--Approved by appropriate military authority (list A out) 7127." Location unknown. 16 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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