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 Resource Type: Book
 Language: English
 Collection: World War Two Collection
Command and employment of air power.

Command and employment of air power.

Date: July 21, 1943
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: Discusses the relationship of land and air forces and doctrine of command and employment in regards to air power as well as five aspects of air command.
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Consumer rationing in World War Two

Consumer rationing in World War Two

Date: 1979
Creator: Massmann, Robert E.
Description: An overview of rationing, ration points, ration books, and ration coupons as instituted in the United States during World War II. Includes examples of ration points and stamps.
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Dog transportation.

Dog transportation.

Date: August 19, 1943
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: A manual describing the use of sled dogs as a means of military transportation in Arctic regions.
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Domestic disturbances

Domestic disturbances

Date: July 30, 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: "This manual presents the principles for the employment of troops during domestic disturbances and the essential substances of the more important laws relating to the employment of military forces in the aid of civil authorities with the applicable War Department policies"
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Elementary map and aerial photograph reading

Elementary map and aerial photograph reading

Date: August 15, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: This manual covers elementary map reading, conventional signs and military symbols, distances and scales, directions adn azimuths, coordinates, relief, slopes, profiles and visibility, map reading in the field, and aerial photograph reading to an extent sufficient to permit soldiers adn platoon leaders to read aerial photographs and aerial mosaics.
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Engineer soldier's handbook.

Engineer soldier's handbook.

Date: June 2, 1943
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: Describes the tools and tasks of the engineer soldier. Includes a proficiency test for soldiers in training.
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Field fortifications

Field fortifications

Date: February 14, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: "This manual describes field fortification methods and gives details of construction of entrenchments, emplacements, and shelters. It also outlines the principles of terrain appreciation which apply to field fortifications, and explains how to combine individual field fortifications into a unified system by means of organization of the ground."
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Forward observation.

Forward observation.

Date: August 10, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: "This manual provides instructions for training commissioned or enlisted personnel in the tactics and techniques of forward observation."
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Grinding machines

Grinding machines

Date: November 26, 1940
Creator: United States. Army. Air Corps
Description: This report provides the definition of grinding and discusses different processes, types, and operations of grinding.
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Heat treating and inspection of metals

Heat treating and inspection of metals

Date: September 10, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: This report discusses these topics: I. Principles of heat treating -- II. Heat-treating equipment -- III. General heat treatment of steel -- IV. Specific heat treatments for aircraft steels -- V. General heat treatment of aluminum alloys -- VII. Hardness testing -- VIII. Magnaflux inspection.
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Lathes

Lathes

Date: November 29, 1940
Creator: United States. Army. Air Corps
Description: A guide to the operation and maintenance of lathes for general shop work.
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Military police in towns and cities

Military police in towns and cities

Date: January 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: "This manual is designed to furnish a guide for officers and enlisted men assigned the mission of patrolling civil communities, and is limited to those principles and techniques which they must know and apply.
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Military transportation service in theaters of operations.

Military transportation service in theaters of operations.

Date: December 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: A training guide describing "the mission, functions, policies, organization, and operation of the military transportation service in theaters of operations. "
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Oral History Interview with Alan A. Fouts, December 6, 2001

Oral History Interview with Alan A. Fouts, December 6, 2001

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Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Fouts, Alan A.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Alan A. Fouts. The interview includes Fouts' personal experiences while assigned to the Submarine Base during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, and his subsequent service aboard the submarine USS Pogy in the Pacific Theater during World War II.
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Oral History Interview with Douglas R. Crawford, February 25, 2004

Oral History Interview with Douglas R. Crawford, February 25, 2004

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Date: February 25, 2004
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Crawford, Douglas R.
Description: Interview with Air Force veteran Douglas R. "Roy" Crawford. The interview includes Crawford's personal experiences about early family life, joining the U.S. Army Air Forces, training as a bulldozer operator, removing radioactive debris from Hiroshima, training as a radar operator at Edwards Air Force Base, California, and working as the radar tracker when Major Chuck Yeager broke the sound barrier in the Bell X-1 on October 19, 1947. Additionally, Crawford talks about his assignments to Clark Air Force Base, Philippines, and Korea, as a forward air observer, his role as an airborne radar operator during the Bay of Pigs invasion and the Cuban Missile Crisis, his various activities with the NASA Space Program, and clandestine missions with the CIA and Air America over Cambodia during the Vietnam War.
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Oral History Interview with Elijah Collins, Jr., December 6, 2001

Oral History Interview with Elijah Collins, Jr., December 6, 2001

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Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Collins, Elijah, Jr.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Elijah Collins Jr. The interview includes Collins' personal experiences while aboard the destroyer USS Blue during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Collins also talks about the Battle of Savo Island and the sinking of the Blue.
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Oral History Interview with Frank Breyer, September 20, 2003

Oral History Interview with Frank Breyer, September 20, 2003

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Date: September 20, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Breyer, Frank
Description: Interview with Army veteran Frank Breyer. The interview includes Breyer's personal experiences about the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, volunteering for the draft, various assignments, his attachment to Merrill's Marauders, medical evacuation to Ledo, combat around Bhamo, Burma, the opening of the Burma Road, transfer to the 612th Artillery and to Kunming, China, for artillery training, teaching artillery tactics to Chinese troops with the Chinese Combat and Training Command, and the resumption of fighting between Chinese Nationalist and Communist forces.
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Oral History Interview with Frank H. Bigelow, June 13, 2002

Oral History Interview with Frank H. Bigelow, June 13, 2002

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Date: June 13, 2002
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bigelow, Frank H.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank H. Bigelow, survivor of the siege of Corregidor. The interview includes Bigelow's personal experiences about being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boyhood in North Dakota, various jobs during the Great Depression, and enlisting in the Navy. Additionally, Bigelow speaks about volunteering for duty in the Philippines and his assignment to the submarine tender USS Canopus, pre-war military life in the Philippines, the Japanese bombing of Cavite Navy Yard and the destruction of the Canopus, retreating to Bataan and to Corregidor, the fall of Corregidor, his confinement in the 92nd Garage area, the forced march down Dewey Boulevard in Manila and confinement at Cabanatuan, hell ship to Japan, coal mining for Mitsui Heavy Industries, the amputation of his leg by fellow prisoners after a mining accident, liberation, and the destruction in Nagasaki due to the atomic bomb. The interview includes an appendix with an article titled "A Soldier's Story."
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Oral History Interview with Harlan W. Crouse, July 2, 2004

Oral History Interview with Harlan W. Crouse, July 2, 2004

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Date: July 2, 2004
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Crouse, Harlan W.
Description: Interview with Army veteran Harlan W. Crouse. The interview includes Crouse's personal experiences about combat in the Philippines during World War II, the Japanese surrender in Yokohama Harbor, and being present during the post-war U.S. occupation of Japan.
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Oral History Interview with Herb Elfering, December 6, 2001

Oral History Interview with Herb Elfering, December 6, 2001

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Date: December 6, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Elfering, Herb
Description: Interview with electrical engineer and Army veteran Herb Elfering, The interview includes Elfering's personal experiences with a searchlight/radar battery, 251st Coast Artillery Regiment, at camp Malekole during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941. Elfering also gives brief descriptions of his later experiences at Bougainville and Luzon.
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Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996

Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996

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Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Balch, Jean
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Jean Balch. The interview includes Balch's personal experiences about the Pacific theater, being a prisoner-of-war of the Japanese during World War II, boot camp, radio, radar, and gunnery school, operations during the Leyte invasion, missions over Luzon, and raids on Japanese installations on Formosa and Saigon, French Indo-China. Additionally, Balch talks about his plane being shot down on a raid to Hong Kong and his capture on January 16, 1945, interrogations and beatings by the Kempei-tai, imprisonment at Ofuna, Honshu, solitary confinement for six months and continued interrogation, beatings by Japanese prison guards, starvation diet, the end of the war and liberation, and his participation in the war crimes trials held by the International Military Tribunal.
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Oral History Interview with John J. Clemens, May 13, 2003

Oral History Interview with John J. Clemens, May 13, 2003

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Date: May 13, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Clemens, John J.
Description: Interview with John J. Clemens. The interview includes Clemens' personal experiences about childhood and early adulthood in Houston, Texas, World War II-era service in the U.S. Navy, serving aboard USS Wren in the Pacific Theater, and piloting a ship into Tokyo Bay immediately following the Japanese surrender. Clemens speaks about convoy missions across the Atlantic Ocean, the January 4, 1944 sinking of the USS Turner while moored in New York Harbor and the court of inquiry regarding the sinking, actions in the Aleutian Islands, Attu, Okinawa, and Philippine campaigns and anti-kamikaze warfare while aboard the USS Wren, and the effects that Allied bombing had on Tokyo.
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Oral History Interview with John L. Bates, Jr., September 21, 2003

Oral History Interview with John L. Bates, Jr., September 21, 2003

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Date: September 21, 2003
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bates, John L., Jr.
Description: Interview with attorney and Army veteran John L. Bates Jr. The Interview includes Bates' personal experiences in the China-Burma-India Theater during World War II, Officer Candidate School, being selected for the Counter Intelligence Corps, British Intelligence School, assignment to Kweiyang, China, the end of the war and his transfer to the War Crimes Section as an Assistant Theater Judge Advocate, his assignment to Hankow to investigate the executions of three of Jimmy Doolittle's pilots and to Formosa to investigate war crimes, dealing with Japanese military personnel accused of committing atrocities against Allied POWs on Formosa, and his postwar career in the Army Reserve.
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Oral History Interview with Lanson B. Ditto, October 11, 1996

Oral History Interview with Lanson B. Ditto, October 11, 1996

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Date: October 11, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Ditto, Lanson B.
Description: Interview with Lanson B. Ditto, clothier and Navy veteran. The interview includes Ditto's personal experiences about the Pacific, Atlantic, and Mediterranean Theaters during World War II. Ditto talks about his education, enlistment in the Navy V-7 Program, midshipman training, assignment to the USS Langley, pre-war duty in the Philippines, coming of war and combat around the Philippines and Netherlands East Indies, the sinking of the Langley and his transfer to the USS Pecos, the sinking of the Pecos and his rescue by the USS Whipple, various naval battles and assignments, antisubmarine patrols off the Solomons, various escort duties, and his promotion to captain of the O'Toole.
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