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Oral History Interview with Richard Donley, February 22, 1997

Oral History Interview with Richard Donley, February 22, 1997

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Date: February 22, 1997
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Donley, Richard
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Richard Donley. The interview includes Donley's personal experiences about the Mediterranean Theater during World War II, boot camp, Fleet Torpedo School, encounters with German "F-lighter" armed barges and E-boats, various assignments, and combat against enemy destroyers. Donley also talks about screening operations for the invasions of Sicily and Salerno, operations along the coasts of northern Italy and southern France and the interdiction of German barge traffic, torpedo problems, commando and intelligence operations, returning to the States, his reassignment to the Motor Torpedo Boats Training Center, and transferring to Samar, Philippines.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Bracelet: World War II Souvenir (Italy)

Bracelet: World War II Souvenir (Italy)

Date: 1944
Creator: unknown
Description: Aluminum bracelet formed as 1 large and six small oval plaques joined by flattened links. Large plaque with engraved images of eagles framing a view of the bay of Naples, inscribed "NAPLES". Other links with engraved views of various locations in Italy and one with a view of a camel and a palm tree labeled "AFRICA". One link with date 1944.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Rare Book and Texana Collections
Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Operation Crossroads

Newsmap for the Armed Forces : Operation Crossroads

Date: February 4, 1946
Creator: [United States.] Army Information Branch
Description: Front: The text and illustrations highlight the issues in the atomic age, that humanity was perhaps at its most fateful crossroads. Photographs: Labor, industry sign wage agreements -- Radar reaches the Moon -- Pacific rendezvous -- Felix Gouin leads France -- Hans goes to the polls. Back: Highlights of 45 years (1901 - 1945) service of the Army Nurse Corps. Includes three photographs: U.S. nurses in Britain in 1918 -- Nurses in evacuation hospital, Sicily, 1943 -- Anzio : first nurses to receive Silver Star.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 293rd week of the war, 175th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 293rd week of the war, 175th week of U.S. participation

Date: April 23, 1945
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 249th week of the war, 131st week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 249th week of the war, 131st week of U.S. participation

Date: June 19, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text highlights action on various war fronts: France ; Italy ; Pacific ; Eastern Front ; Balkans. Inset maps: The advance beyond Rome ; Europe ; The Normandy coast ; China. Photographs: American assault troops move ashore in northern France ; Canadians with bicycles disembark from an infantry landing craft. Back: Map of Germany and adjacent areas shows railroads, superhighways, rivers, and mountains.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 248th week of the war, 130th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 248th week of the war, 130th week of U.S. participation

Date: June 12, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: France, Eastern front, Italy, Pacific, China, Southeast Asia. Maps: Schouten Islands; Channel Coast; Italy. Back: "The battle-line is where the Infantry is"... Large photograph of infantryman with text describing the importance of the infantry.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 247th week of the war, 129th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 247th week of the war, 129th week of U.S. participation

Date: June 5, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Western Europe, USSR, Pacific, Southeast Asia, China. Maps: Approach to Rome; northern New Guinea. Includes photographs: U.S. Navy plane on patrol duty; American jeep passes by a disabled German self-propelled 88mm. gun in the Spigno area; Ensign R. Black, Navy hellcat pilot of Brigham, Utah exits from his shattered plane. Back: Air commandos. Text and 8 photographs tell the story of air commandos in Asia.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 246th week of the war, 128th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 246th week of the war, 128th week of U.S. participation

Date: May 29, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Pacific, USSR, China, Southeast Asia, Western Europe. Maps: Central Italy showing current offensive areas and the battle line as of 11 May, 1944; Extent of Allied ground force operations. Includes photographs: 20,000 ft. column of smoke rising from Ploesti, Romania; Supply column heads north through Castelforte, Italy; American soldier walks through piles of rubble in the aftermath of heavy shelling; Amphibious "ducks" outside Anzio, laden with supplies for Fifth Army troops; Tanks emerge from the Assam Hills in northern India; Army nurse Lt. Jane Easton of Atlantic City, NJ and nurse Doru Chu of China tend to Corp. George Sammy of Gary, Ind. in China, Lt. La Retta Matthews of Lakeland, FL and Lt. Carolyn Taylor, Douglaston, L.I., N.Y. converse with a fabric shop owner in a Chinese city. Back: New Guinea. Map (continuation of map issued in Newsmap v. 2, no. 37).
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 245th week of the war, 127th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 245th week of the war, 127th week of U.S. participation

Date: May 22, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Pacific, Southeast Asia, China, Western Europe, USSR. Maps show Allied attacks from India and China into Burma; Current battle line in central Italy. Includes photographs: Nazi 170mm and American 200mm. mobile guns at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.; Shells belonging to the Nazi and American guns; German paratroopers during street fighting in Cassino; Self-propelled German gun mounted on a Mark III chassis advances toward Allied positions in Cassino; Road sign posted near the Allied beachhead below Rome warns Allied forces against touching "butterfly bombs". Back: Your battleship and her requirements. Illustration of a battleship with text describing man hours required to design and build, materials to build, material to operate.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 244th week of the war, 126th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 244th week of the war, 126th week of U.S. participation

Date: May 15, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Air war, Eastern front, China, Burma-India, Italy, Pacific. Maps: China-Burma; Sevastopol; Insets: Crimea. Includes 8 photographs. Back: Moscow to Berlin. Map.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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