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 Collection: World War Two Collection
26 job opportunities in the United States Army Air Forces.
Folded brochure containing panels which can be folded out and used as posters. One side has photographs depicting 26 Army Air Force jobs. Another side has photographs of different types of military airplanes and depicts the jobs associated with flying and maintaining a B-17 airplane. On the reverse side are job descriptions and requirements. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc140/
38 ways to cut costs in the manufacture and sale of consumers' durable goods.
Suggests cost savings strategies for manufacturers operating under war-time price regulations, with the goal of reducing their need for relief from the Office of Price Administration. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9471/
75-mm howitzer materiel.
This is a World War II-era technical manual for the 75mm Howitzer. It contains information on use, maintenance, assembly, and other aspects of this weapon. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1050/
85 million Americans hold war bonds.
A color image of a man's hand clenching war bonds, as the Statue of Liberty's hand holds its torch above, against a starry night sky. The man's hold on the bonds mimics the statue's hold on the torch. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc536/
1778, 1943 : Americans will always fight for liberty.
U.S. soldiers in helmets and coats march forward on snow, looking back in review at colonial militiamen with rifles, some in torn clothing or bloody bandages. A badge of the U.S. flag is displayed prominently on the shoulder of the soldier nearest the viewer. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc425/
1941: Texas Goes to War
This book is a collection of essays discussing the role of Texans in World War II. It examines both the Texas soldiers fighting in the European and Pacific theaters as well as the Texans on the Homefront. The essays describe both the military and social aspects of the war. Index starts on page 241. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28326/
1946 resolution : that every American buy and hold U.S. savings bonds.
Color image of a scroll document nestled among a background of bond bills. The scroll document appears yellowed and torn with age. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc474/
7th War Loan : now--all together.
Small color poster promoting the 7th War Loan. The painting by C. C. Beall is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken by Associated Press photographer, Joe Rosenthal, of the second American flag raising by U.S. Marines on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc578/
84th Inf. Div. Special Service presents the Railsplitters Revue "On the Beam" : all soldier stage show featuring "The Ballet Moose". . ..
A flyer for a musical revue given by and/or for soldiers at the T.S.C.W. (Texas State College for Women, Denton, Texas?) in 1943. There are no images, only text in various blue and red tones. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc534/
Advanced map and aerial photograph reading.
"The purpose of this manual is to provide a text on advanced map and aerial photograph reading for military personnel who throughly understand the basic material in FM 21-25." (Page 1.) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28314/
Aerial photography.
A training manual designed to teach aerial photography for military purposes. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9809/
Aircraft engines.
Discusses the principles, classification, description, and construction of internal combustion engines used in military aircraft. Includes instructions for storage of engines. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9807/
Aircraft hardware and materials.
Describes the types of "materials and hardware used in aircraft construction and repair." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9806/
Aircraft induction, fuel and oil systems.
Describes aircraft engine systems, fuels, and lubricants. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28318/
Aircraft insignia.
Twenty different types of airplanes fly across the scene, each with distinct markings. The main background is of clouds in the sky. The border is comprised of insignia of aircraft from 47 countries. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc165/
Airship aerodynamics.
"This manual is designed as a text for the instruction of airship student pilots .... to give the knowledge of aerodynamics essential to the operation of [lighter than air aircraft]."(Page 2.) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28317/
All the ear-marks of a sneaky Jap! : don't discuss your job!
Black & white cartoon drawing of two men talking. One hushes the other, while pointing upward at a drawing of a human ear centered on a Japanese flag design. In the background is a large ship and a factory. Two flags fly over the factory: One with an "E" on it, and another with "RCA" on it. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc160/
Am I proud! : I'm fighting famine-- by canning food at home.
This is a color poster with a 1/4" inch border. A dark-haired woman with a wide-eyed expression holds three large glass jars of vegetables in her arms. Three more jars can be seen at the lower area of the picture. The woman wears a ruffled apron. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc541/
America calling : take your place in civilian defense.
Red and white text, with a civil defense insignia in the middle of the poster. Civil Defense insignia is a red "CD" in white triangle on a blue circle. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc580/
American Junior Red Cross.
A color illustration of a neatly dressed young man and woman. The young man holds a raised Red Cross flag in one hand; his other hand is raised and index finger extended. The young woman wears a yellow dress and carries a Red Cross box, a wooden board-game box, and a child's dress in her arms. A town is seen in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc384/
Americans all, let's fight for victory : Americanos todos, luchamos por la victoria.
Illustration of two hands holding hats. One holds a Mexican "sombrero" and the other holds an "Uncle Sam"-style top hat. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc426/
Americans suffer when careless talk kills!
Color illustration of an older man in overalls, with his arm around a weeping older woman in a simple dress and apron. The woman holds a "Western Union" telegram and wipes her tears with her apron skirt. On the wall behind them hangs a service flag with a blue star centered on a white background, with a red border. (A blue star signifies a family member who is alive and serving in the war.) digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc613/
America's answer! : production.
Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc575/
"--and God bless daddy and all the American workers who are doing so much to protect freedom and make this a better world for us to live in." Produce for victory!
A girl looks outward toward the viewer. Her dark hair is braided and tied with pink ribbons, and she wears a plaid dress with a white ruffled collar. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc159/
And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.
Picture of a woman weeping. Her face looks haggard, and she wears a red kerchief on her head. In the background, smoke rises from ruins. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc561/
And we talk about sacrifice : buy war bonds.
Color image of a woman weeping. Her face looks haggard, and she wears a red kerchief on her head. In the background, smoke rises from ruins. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc562/
Antiaircraft artillery field manual : examination for gunners.
Outlines the scope of the examination for gunners, to be taken by U.S. Army personnel, U.S. Military Academy cadets, members of R.O.T.C. units, and C.M.T.C. trainees. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9951/
Antiaircraft artillery field manual : formations and inspections.
"The purpose of this manual is to prescribe formations and procedures for anti-aircraft artillery units and for ceremonies and inspections." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11811/
"Arise Americans" : your country and your liberty are in grave danger -- protect them now by joining the-- United States Navy or the U.S. Naval Reserve.
A sailor in a white uniform uses a wrench on a large weapon or equipment. A blue border with white stars surrounds the top and sides of the picture. The bottom half of the poster is red, with white and blue text. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc612/
Armored infantry battalion.
Describes "the tactical employment of the armored infantry battalion, both as part of a larger force, and when acting independently." digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11808/
Armored infantry company.
Describes the organization, tactics, and techniques of the armored infantry rifle company. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc11807/
Army ground forces light aviation.
"This manual is a guide for the military personnel of Army Ground Forces units who are concerned with organic light aviation. It describes the training, tactical employment, administration, maintenance, and supply of Army Ground Forces light aviation" (p. 1). The index begins on page 171. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc28312/
The Army is counting on you for more metal.
A group of weary soldiers covered in dirt. Profuse sweat can be seen on the face of the soldier in front. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc141/
Army-Navy manual of military government and civil affairs.
A general guide for U.S. armed forces instituting military government in occupied areas. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc9811/
Art education in "schools at war" : school art sells bonds -- builds victory.
The poster is a collage of several black and white images that surround a central image. The central image around which all of these vignettes are arranged depicts an heraldic shield that has five red stars on a black stripe. The image below this shield is of the Concord Minute Man statue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc145/
The Atlantic charter.
All-lettered poster in black & white. Text of the Atlantic Charter of August 14, 1941, signed by Franklin D. Roosevelt and Winston Churchill. Title and heading at top. Two columns of text below in italics. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc581/
The avenger's shadow : more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns.
Black and white drawing. A caricatured Japanese soldier holding a smoking gun stands over a fallen man labeled "U.S. pilot". In the distance is a pagoda. At right is a large shadow of a man's head and and shoulders, which appears to be descending over the Japanese soldier. He wears a miner's helmet and the words "more metal for U.S. planes, tanks, guns" appear on his shadow. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc424/
Award for careless talk : don't discuss troop movements, ship sailings, war equipment.
A hairy hand wearing a ring with a Nazi insignia holds an Iron Cross military decoration, also with a swastika on it. The poster background is red with a white border that has barbs pointing into the red area. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc560/
Back 'em up with more metal.
Color poster of two army soldiers in camouflage, holding rifles, crawling on their bellies on the grass at night. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc336/
Back 'em up with more metal.
Color poster of at least seven soldiers in uniforms and helmets surrounding an anti-aircraft gun which is firing. Other guns can be seen firing in the background. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc423/
Back the attack! : buy war bonds.
Color poster of a battle scene. A soldier lies on the ground and holds his military rifle in a ready position. Several parachutes can be seen the sky above and descending around the soldier. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc196/
Back your future with U.S. savings bonds.
Small color poster. A neatly-dressed family (father, mother, young boy and slightly older girl) smiles and looks upward. The boy holds a red toy plane and the girl holds a book. In the foreground, an arm wearing an "Uncle Sam" style sleeve pulls back the corner of a large U.S. flag which appears to be hanging curtain-like over the family. In the background is a desert landscape. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc567/
The band.
Provides guidance on the organization and duties of the military band. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1049/
A battery of Britain's giant coastal-defence guns mounted on railway trucks.
Poster is a color drawing of a large military gun mounted on a train truck. The gun is being fired, and similar guns are seen firing in the distance. Small figures of soldiers can be seen covering their ears. The background is a brightly colored yellow and orange sky. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc444/
The battle-wise infantryman -- is careful of what he says or writes : how about you?
Color poster of head and shoulders of a helmeted Army soldier holding a rifle and looking toward the viewer. The background is a green color. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc440/
Be a cadet nurse : the girl with a future.
Color poster of two women in cadet nurse uniforms (probably two views of the same woman). The woman on the left wears a military-style uniform with blue jacket and cap. The woman on the right wears a white nurse's uniform with a nurse's cap. Both women are wearing cadet nurse shoulder patches and caduceus (medical symbol) pins. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc249/
Be a Victory Farm Volunteer in the U.S. Crop Corps : see your principal.
The main part of the poster is a large black-and white photograph of the faces of a smiling teenage girl and boy. The lower part of the poster is a green-tinted photograph of young volunteers harvesting potatoes. A farmer on a mule- or horse-drawn farm machine can be seen in the background. The sky in the background is colored blue. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc569/
Be with him at every mail call : V-mail is private, reliable, patriotic.
Poster shows a a smiling young woman in a pink blouse, sitting at a table or desk, writing a letter. Her image is superimposed on a monochromatic background picture of soldiers in the field receiving mail. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc473/
Because somebody talked!
Color poster shows a sad cocker spaniel with its head resting on sailor's collar on back of a blue chair. On the wall behind the chair hangs a "Gold Star" service flag with a red border, white center and yellow star in the middle. A gold star on a service flag signifies a family member who has died in war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc288/
Because somebody talked!
Color poster shows a sad cocker spaniel with its head resting on sailor's collar on back of a blue chair. On the wall behind the chair hangs a "Gold Star" service flag with a red border, white center, and yellow star in the middle. A gold star on a service flag signifies a family member who has died in war. digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc428/
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