U.S. Private First Class Fred Doughty meets his infant son for the first time, United States, 1945


Photograph. U.S. Private First Class Fred Doughty, at home for a 30-day furlough, meeting his infant son for the first time as his wife looks on. Official Caption: "Rome, 7/11/45--Father Meets Son--U.S. Private First Class Fred Doughty, home from the European theater for a 30-day furlough before heading for the Pacific, meets his six-month old son, Fredrick James, for the first time as happy Mrs. Doughty looks on. Private Doughty fought with the famed U.S. 86th 'Blackhawk Division' which in 42 days captured 77,000 Germans.--AP photo through Rome OWI--Approved by appropriate military authority (list A out) 7073." United States. 11 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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