A serviceman crouches inside an elevator under the fuselage of a C-54, 1945


Photograph. A serviceman inside an elevator extending from the bottom of the fuselage of a C-54, dubbed the 'Sacred Cow', used to transport U.S. President Truman. Official Caption: [damaged] ". . . ident's plane -–A U.S. Air Force Sergeant demonstrates the. . . as C-54 transport plane specially designed for the late. . . Roosevelt and now used by President Harry S. Truman. The. . . eads to the regular hatchway.--Acme photos through Rome OWI--. . . ate military authority (List A out) 7140-1." Location unknown. 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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