U.S. Ambassador Edwin A. Pauley, 1945


Photograph, portrait. U.S. Ambassador Edwin A. Pauley. Official Caption: "Rome, 6/1/45--New U.S. Ambassador named--Edwin A. Pauley was sworn in on April 30, 1945, in Washington, U.S. Capital, as U.S. President Harry S. Truman’s personal representative on the Allied Reparations Commission with the rank of Ambassador. Mr. Pauley was engaged in extensive business interests, including banking, oil and real estate when he was appointed to the Reparations post by the President.--PPA Photo--Serviced by Rome OWI (A List out). Approved by appropriate military authority. 6497." Location unknown. 1 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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