U.S. Archbishop Spellman visiting Marines, PTO, 1945


Photograph. American Archbishop Francis J. Spellman visiting with Marines outdoors. Official Caption: "U.S. Archbishop Visit Forward Pacific Areas. The Most Reverend Francis J. Spellman, Archbishop of Archdiocese of New York and Catholic Military Vicar of the U.S. Armed Forces, shakes hands with members of the U.S. Sixth Marine Division, veterans of the Okinawa campaign, during his tour of forward areas in the Pacific. Archbishop Spellman celebrated a special pontifical High Mass for members of the 20th U.S. Army Air Force stationed on Guam, during which he paid tribute to the role of Air Forces in bringing about the victory over Japan and Japan [sic] and said :Victory [sic] in peace is something that must be won every day,' and added that, 'Each of us has continuing responsibility in preserving peace. Through U.S.I.S. Rome, 43699-FMC."”Pacific Theater. 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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Marines (Military personnel)
Military uniforms--American
Men--Clothing & dress