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 Year: 1945
 Collection: World War Two Newsmaps
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 277th week of the war, 159th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: German offensive gains momentum, "Greatest Japanese Defeat," Soviet forces in action, Fighting bitter on Italian front. Maps: [German offensive] -- Mindoro -- Philippine Islands -- Leyte, Samar battle area -- Czechoslovakia, Hungary border -- Northern Italy near Bologna. Back: 1945 calendar with advice: "Every day be careful what you say or write!" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc890/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 278th week of the war, 160th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Jap-Held Island Hammered from Air, Philippines take Allied Aerial Blows, Allies Blunt German Western Front Drive, Battle Rages Inside Budapest. Maps: Burma, India, China -- Iwo-Jima -- Distance from Japan to Saipan -- Philippine targets -- Belgium region -- Central Europe -- Eastern front. Back: Map of Germany and its approaches. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc889/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 279th week of the war, 161st week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies score multiple gains in Burma; Luzon hammered from air-superforts active; German bulge compressed; new Philippine landings. Maps: Pacific action; [Burma]; steps to Luzon; Luzon invasion; Counter-offensives. Back: Two black and white aerial photographs of Duren, Germany: before and after. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc888/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 280th week of the war, 162nd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. aircrafts invade enemy waters, American troops penetrate Luzon, Allies Strike German Perimeter, Red Army on the Move. Maps: U.S. aircrafts invade enemy waters -- Western front salient -- Burma -- American troops penetrate Luzon -- Road to Manila -- Soviet offensive. Back: Color map of Sumatra and Malay states digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc886/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 281st week of the war, 163rd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: German Salient Compressed, Red Army in Full Scale Offensive, Tarlac Falls - Pacific Air Action Continues. Maps: European fronts -- South from Lingayen -- Formosa -- South China Sea. Back: Color poster highlights the importance of saving. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc885/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 282nd week of the war, 164th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans drive toward Manila; Allied aircraft active in Pacific; Red Army on road to Berlin; Allies erase German bulge. Maps: Objective Manila; Pacific action; West to Berlin; East to Berlin. Inset map of Berlin. Back: Text and 6 photographs highlight the activities of the Army Postal Service that delivers an average of 40 million piece of mail a week. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc884/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 283rd week of the war, 165th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies close on Reich from two sides, Aircraft strike over wide Pacific area, Manila liberation frees prisoners. Maps: [Germany]; [Pacific area]; Manila liberated. Insets: Manila Back: Text and 17 photographs show Japan in 1939. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc883/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 284th week of the war, 166th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies press western front Offensive; Manila battle continues - B-29's active; Soviets make new crossings Maps: Western Front, Soviet Salient, U.S. troops continue to clear Manila. Back: Text and illustration and photographs highlight the role of Military Police. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc882/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 285th week of the war, 167th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies Widen Kleve-Goch Salient, Red Army Drives on Danzig, Americans Land on Iwo and Corregidor - Tokyo Hammered Maps: European war [Berlin including surrounding area and 2 insets] -- Pacific war [South Pacific and insets of Tokyo and Iwo]. Back: Text, photograph, and map highlight the big three Crimea conference. "President Roosevelt, Prime Minister Churchill, and Marshal Stalin meeting on the shores of the Black Sea, fully agreed on plans and policies that are designed to bring a secure peace to the World." Highlights are: the defeat of Germany; liberation; peace security and freedom for all; remove the causes of war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc881/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 286th week of the war, 168th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Troops Cross Roer in New Drives; Tokyo Smashed Again - Manila Falls. Maps: Drives into Germany -- Volcano Islands -- Iwo. Back: Text highlights what the Army is doing to help the folks back home and suggests ways service people and families can work with the Office of Dependency Benefits to ensure prompt payments. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc880/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 287th week of the war, 169th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Iwo Battle Bitter; Americans Take Cologne - Soviets Reach Baltic. Maps: Pacific spearheads; The Rhine. Back: Text and photographs highlight the bitter battle on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc879/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 288th week of the war, 170th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans Cross Rhine; New Philippine Landings; Allies in Mandalay. Maps: Red Army menaces Oder line, Road to Mandalay, Mindanao P.I. Includes distance scale from Linz east to Berlin and from Zehden west to Berlin. Back: Map of the Pacific and the Far East. Inset maps: Ryukyu Retto, Okinawa, Saipan, Iwo-Jima, Paramushiru, Chisima Retto (Kurile Is.). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc878/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 289th week of the war, 171st week of U.S. participation
Front: Text: Rhine bridgehead, Saar breakthrough, Berlin threat, Slow squeeze, Rich target, Principal port, "Jap Pittsburgh," Empire's heart. Maps: Bonn-Koblenz; Saarbrucken-Frankfurt; Stettin-Berlin; Danzig-Konigsberg; Kyushu; Kobe-Osaka; Nagoya; Tokyo. Back: Text, photographs, and illustrations highlight some facts about the U.S.S.R. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc877/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 290th week of the war, 172nd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: U.S. Fleet Active; Alies Race Through Reich - Soviets Strike Toward Austria Maps: Allies race through Reich--Soviets strike toward Austria [Germany], Pacific fleet action, Budapest to Vienna. Inset map: The Ruhr. Back: Color photograph of a flame-throwing tank is accompanied by text highlighting research and development to produce new weapons. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc875/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 291st week of the war, 173rd week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Americans Isolate Ruhr; Vienna Threatened; Ryukyus Invaded. Maps: Eastern Europe, South Pacific, Okinawa. Back: Map of China's southeast coast. Includes inset maps: Shanghai, Wenchow, Foochow, Swatow, Canton, Hong Kong. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc874/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 292nd week of the war, 174th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allies squeeze Reich; Okinawa resistance stiffens. Maps: [Western Europe]; Allies squeeze Reich, U.S. forces make new landings on Tawitawi and Masbate - Japanese battleship sunk, Okinawa resistance stiffens. Back: Illustration of a young woman looking at a 10 dollar war savings bond. Caption: "It will look even bigger-- after the war!" digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc873/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 293rd week of the war, 175th week of U.S. participation
Front: Maps: Okinawa Battle rages; Vienna taken; Europe; Germany; Italian offensive; Insets: Okinawa. Back: WAC: 3rd anniversary. Includes 8 photographs along with text descriptions and one cartoon by Sgt. Herblock. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc868/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 7 weeks, 184th week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: Text describes action on various fronts and is keyed to map. Photographs: Japanese soldiers, Japanese submarine, Suicide planes, Japanese war industry, aerial view of damage to Tokyo. Map: East Asia and Pacific. Inset maps: 5480 tons of bombs a day! Back: World map with shaded areas showing liberated areas since 7 Dec 1941, enemy held areas as of 8 May 1945; dotted lines show battlelines as of 7 Dec 1941, 1942, 1943, 1944 and 8 May 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc867/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 8 weeks, 185th week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts and is keyed to maps of Asia and the Pacific. Maps of Borneo and Southeast Asia. Relief shown by gradient tints. Inset shows the area of Borneo compared with the United States. Photograph of Balikpapan. Back: "Now--if he will just save some money--everything will be O.K." Color illustration of woman with hammer in hand and four lucky horseshoes hanging around a service star. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc866/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 9 weeks, 186th week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: Text describes action on various war fronts and is keyed to map; Allies push closer. Maps show East Asia. Back: On verso: Size! Comparison map of the United States to the western Pacific with text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc865/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 10 weeks, 187th week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: 8 years of war in China with chart of significant dates. Shows Japanese held areas as of 10 July with distances between larger cities. Map of Southeast Asia. Includes inset map of Asia. Includes 3 photographs. Back: [Quote from General Somervell] Burn this thought into your minds ... digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc864/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 11 weeks, 188th week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: At bottom left: Halsey's ships rake Japan. At upper right: The Queen Mary brings home a boatload of Yanks. At lower right: Soldiers marching in formation behind a listing of "Divisions tenatively scheduled to return to United States during remainder of 1945. At lower center: Ft. Jackson, S.C. - training in jungle fighting before leaving for the Pacific. In center: Training posts for divisions returned and due to return for redeployment. Map showing Asia and northern Australia ; outline map of the U.S. showing locations of various military camps Includes 3 photographs. Back: The battle line. Text describes the role of the Army Engineer. Includes photographs: Road making materials ground out by an Engineer rock crusher -- Bulldozer carving a road out of a hillside -- Dependable water supplies for troops -- Engineers working in deep snow as they unreel and adjust barbed wire -- Engineer divers are decompressed -- Bridges are arrested so that tank-dozers may clear the path -- Storms only make the "snapper's" job tougher as he seeks out mine fields -- Engineer corps cranes operate in the surf. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc863/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 12 weeks, 189th week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: Text describes war action at 7 points in Japan and is keyed to map. Map: U.S. and British fleet fight along the coasts of Japan. Includes photograph: Swarms of carrier aircraft and guns of the combined U.S. and British fleet rocked Japan. Back: 1907. Text describes the creation of a division of aeronautics in 1907. Includes 9 photographs of various types of Allied aircraft. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc862/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 13 weeks, 190th week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: "In a few months we expect to run out of targets in Japan"--Maj. Gen. C. E. LeMay. Text describes targets in Japan. Map: Japan. Relief shown pictorially. Includes photograph of Kobe : under B-29 attack, 4 June 45. Back: Special devices. "Dedicated to the safe and rapid training of pilots and aircrewmen." Photographs: Recognition; Navigation; Maintenance; Bombing and torpedoing; Operational flight training; Terrain recognition; Anti-aircraft; Fixed gunnery; Free gunnery. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc861/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 14 weeks, 191st week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: Summary of Potsdam conference. War News 7 August. Map shows European boundaries as of January 1938. Inset map details administration of eastern Germany and East Prussia. Back: Map of Formosa; inset map shows location of Formosa in Asia. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc860/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 15 weeks, 192nd week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: Text describes attacks on Japan. Map of East Asia:The Knockout blows fall. Includes photographs: Soviet Union sends powerful Far Eastern forces into Manchuria, American plane drops atomic bomb on Japanese city of Hiroshima, Third fleet warships and planes. Back: Advance base sectional docks. Description and photographs of Navy floating dry docks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc859/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Japan's empire, its advance and retreat
Front: Text chart of the history of Japan's empire from 1895 to 19 August, 1945. 4 maps: Japanese empire, 1931; Japanese empire, Dec. 1941; Japanese empire, Aug. 1942 ; Japanese holdings as war ended. Back: "Please...get there and back!": contains photographs and text about the Army Transportation Corps. Includes picture of a woman's face. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc858/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 294th week of the war, 176th week of U.S. participation
Front: Maps: Soviets Enter Berlin ; Pacific Allies Gain. Inset map: Berlin. Back: [text and ill.]: San Francisco Conference -- Geared to peace and progress -- International organization proposed at Dumbarton Oaks. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc857/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Yanks land on Japan
Front: Text describes American occupation of Japan beginning 28 August, 1945 and is keyed to map. Map shows eastern central coast of Japan. Inset shows map of Japan. Back: Armed forces radio. Text describes stations and programs. World maps shows locations of AFRS stations, AFRS hospital systems in the U.S., commercial and government stations airing AFRS programs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc856/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Occupation Begins
Front: Text describes American advancement and control of Korean and Japanese cities after Japan's formal surrender on 1 Sept., United States time Map shows Japan and Korea. Photographs: Gen. MacArthur signs Japanese surrender terms on Battleship Missouri; Japanese foreign minister Shigemitsu signs at Tokyo Bay ceremony; Allied prisoners of war at Omori, Japan, hail their liberators. Back: Text and color illustrations show United States Marines' activities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc855/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces
Front: Maps: Major bases proposed for postwar U.S. Navy; Japan: American troops invest the enemy homeland. Photograph: First U.S. Occupation Forces March Down Tokyo Street. Back: Comparison chart of non-commissioned grades and ratings of the armed forces (Army, Navy and Coast Guard, Marine Corps). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc854/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Demobilization Program.
Front: Maps: Silhouette maps of Japan and Korea, U.S., and Germany and Austria help illustrate the distribution of men in the Army as of 1 July 1946. Back: Text and color illustrations show various shoulder insignia of United States Army combat divisions with a partial list of their combat locations (World War II). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc853/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : New Discharge Scores
Front: New discharge scores are given for enlisted men, WACS, and officers. Also includes excerpts from a transcript of General Marshall's extemporaneous remarks on demobilization during an appearance before Members of Congress on 20 September [1945]. Photographs: General of the Army Marshall and General Handy confer at their recent meeting with Senate and House members, [soldiers and civilians]. Back: The text gives important facts about service life insurance. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc852/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Code for the Conquered
Front: Text describes principal points which disestablish the Reich and eliminate its war-making powers Photograph: A group of men in uniform and in street dress stand in the foreground appearing to read the code for the conquered. Back: Illustration of a serviceman in a hand-held test tube is accompanied by text giving points about identifying and preparing to pick a civilian job after discharge from the service. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc851/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the planned assault on Japan
Front: Text is an excerpt from the Biennial Report of The Chief of Staff, United States Army, 1 July 1943 to 30 June 1945, to the secretary of war showing plans for the invasion of Japan. Map: Japan. Back: Map and figures show the world population in 1940 and projected to 1970. Also gives population and projections for selected areas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc850/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the Sun is down
Front: The text highlights what happened in the first weeks of the occupation of Japan. Photographs: General MacArthur receives Emperor Hirohito at the U.S. Embassy in Tokyo -- Japanese officer reads demobilization order to Japanese troops in Tokyo -- Shinto priests -- Gen. Yamashita, on war-criminal list, has been arraigned in Manila -- American officers inspect records of the Bank of Japan in Tokyo. Back: Illustration of material goods arrayed on the outline of the United States is accompanied by text showing the good things of American life. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc849/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : the Berlin indictment
Front: Photographs of 24 German leaders set into the shape of a swastika include names, titles, and crimes they are accused of committing. Back: "The world we'll live in" -- illustration of a group of men inside a globe is accompanied by text highlighting the need for nations to work together for a better world ahead. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc848/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Air Transport Command
Front: Map with text shows routes of the Army's Air Transport Command as of 1 September 1945. Back: The text and maps highlight the Naval Air Transport Service (Atlantic and Pacific wings). digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc847/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 295th week of the war, 177th week of U.S. participation
Front: Maps show military activities throughout Europe, China, and the Philippines during the week. Inset map: Pacific action Photograph: U.S. Sixty-Ninth Division Infantrymen greet Red Army soldiers on the Elbe River bridge at Torgau. Accompanied by timeline showing dates, key cities, and mileage for both armies to meet. Back: [oblique col. map]: Japan from Siberia. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc846/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Army Plan for Unifying Armed Forces
Front: Text and chart show chain of command and organizational structure in the proposed unified armed forces. The plan was presented to the Senate Military Affairs Committee on 30 October 1945. Back: Illustration of a young woman with crossed fingers has caption emphasizing the need to save some of that hard-earned money. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc845/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Strategic Concept
Front: Text highlights the strategic concept that guided the Western Allies to victory in Europe. Map shows German occupied territory as of 7 Dec 1941 in western Europe and North Africa. Back: Text and illustration highlight the postwar job as a threefold task: Speedily demobilize those in uniform who want to return to civilian life, maintain and supply occupation forces, and provide for peacetime military strength to help ensure world security. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc844/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : The atomic question
Front: Text highlights some of the issues of using atomic energy and weapons. Includes information on the three-nation [U.S., Great Britain, Canada] declaration on atomic energy. Photographs: Smoke from an atomic bomb blast towers miles above Nagasaki; All but the base of a steel tower holding an atomic bomb was vaporized during test explosion in New Mexico; Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer; These men took part in the atomic bomb conferences at the White House : Prime Minister Attlee; President Truman; Prime Minister Mackenzie King; T. L. Rowan, Attlee's secretary; Dr. Vannevar Bush, U. S. expert; Maj. Gen. E. I. C. Jacob, British expert; Representative Charles A. Eaton of New Jersey; Senator Brian McMahon of Connecticut; Canadian Ambassador Lester B. Pearson; Secretary of State James F. Byrnes; Representative Sol Bloom of New York; Admiral William D. Leahy; the Japanese city of Hiroshima after it had been leveled by an atomic bomb. Back: Text and illustration give a progress report on demobilization of Army, Marines, and Navy as of 1 November 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc843/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Changes in Army and Navy commands
Front: Text describes Generals Marshall, Eisenhower, and McNarney, as well as Admirals King, Nimitz, and Spruance. Includes 6 photographs. Back: Where will the best jobs be? Illustration and text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc842/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : 4 years after Pearl Harbor
Front: Text describes photographs: U.S. destroyer Shaw -- Third Fleet Unit -- Nazis march in Vienna -- 35th Infantry Division troops in Polch, Poland -- Joachim von Ribbentrop -- Signatures on the United Nations Security Charter -- Nipponese who helped capture the headquarters of Chinese 29th Army at Tungchow -- Pfc. Cecil Cunningham, of St. Louis, MO in Tokyo -- Navy Secretary Frank Knox draws the second number in the Third Selective Service drawing -- Five Michigan men leave a separation center at Fort Sheridan, Ill. after discharge. Back: Map shows eastern portion of the United States with population statistics by state and per person income payments in 1940 and 1944. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc841/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : U.S. role in world affairs
Text describes U.S. role in world affairs and is keyed to map. Map projection is "designed to minimize distortions along the 40th parallel which runs approximately through Tokyo and Washington." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc840/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Troop deployment
Front: Chart of U.S. troop deployment is keyed to world maps. 3 maps include Asiatic-Pacific, European, American areas of deployment. Back: V-E, V-J, VD : there is an enemy still to be defeated. Text warns of venereal diseases. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc839/
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : 1945: Year of Victory
Front: Text describes photographs. Photographs: German PWs arriving in States on V-E-Day; January: Yanks on Luzon; February: "Big three" at Yalta; March: across the Rhine at Remagen; April: Franklin Delano Roosevelt dies; May: V-E-Day; June: United Nations; July: Potsdam Conference; August: atomic age begins; September: V-J-Day ends World War II; October: Goering and 23 other high Nazis indicted for war crimes; November: new chief of staff; December: Moscow meeting. Back: If you plan to return to school or college. Text describes how to apply for college credit for Army training. 2 photographs. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc838/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 296th week of the war, 178th week of U.S. participation
Front: Victory in Europe--map overlays photograph of military prisoners ; map of Japan and Japanese-held areas includes text pointer giving current and projected troop strength of Japanese military forces. Back: [text and ill.]: This is why we fight-- [Concentration camp victims]./ Photo on back: Pfc. James L. Watkins, Oakland, Cal., 106th Inf. Div is examined by Army personnel after rescue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc835/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 297th week of the war, 179th week of U.S. participation
Front: Text keyed to map of Asia describes military action in Japan, Okinawa, China, The Philippines, and Borneo. Inset: View of the world from the north pole. Back: Two Down . . . One to go! Illustration of two soldiers in hand-to-hand combat is accompanied by text regarding the war with Japan. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc824/
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. V-E Day + 3 weeks, 180th week of U.S. participation in the war
Front: Text describes fighting on Okinawa. Maps: Okinawa; Nagoya ablaze; [Japan-East China Sea]. Back: Text and 10 photographs show reconnaissance aircraft and activities. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc820/
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