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 Country: Papua New Guinea
 Collection: World War Two Collection
Oral History Interview with William J. Bates, February 7, 2001

Oral History Interview with William J. Bates, February 7, 2001

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Date: February 7, 2001
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Bates, William J.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran William J. Bates. The interview includes Bates' personal experiences about the Pacific Theater during World War II, youth and education, the Navy Aviation Cadet Program, flight training, leaving naval aviation and attending Midshipman's School, being assigned to APc-21, operations off the coast of New Guinea with the VII Amphibious Force, providing escort duty for LCTs during assaults along the coast of New Guinea, the sinking of APc-21 by Japanese planes off New Britain Island, recuperating in New Guinea, returning to the States and being assigned to ATR-22, transferring to fleet tug ARA-182 as commanding officer, having convoy duty in the South Pacific, riding out a typhoon, disposing of Navy equipment after the war, and returning to the States.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Newsmap. Monday, December 6, 1943 : week of November 25 to December 2, 221st week of the war, 103rd week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, December 6, 1943 : week of November 25 to December 2, 221st week of the war, 103rd week of U.S. participation

Date: December 6, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, USSR, Germany, Central Pacific, Southwest Pacific, China, Plans. Inset maps: central Italy, northeast New Guinea, Action areas in central and southwest Pacific, Truk Is., Nauru, Wotje, Jaluit, Makin, Tarawa. Photographs: Australian Air Force Beaufighter, Sgt. Ben Kuroki of Hershey, Nebraska, Captured Soviet equipment, Rescued blindfolded Nazi. German built road in Isernia. Back: Text and 11 illustrations highlight the 11 general orders that must be known by sentinels.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. Monday, January 3, 1944 : week of December 22 to December 29, 1943, 225th week of the war, 107th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, January 3, 1944 : week of December 22 to December 29, 1943, 225th week of the war, 107th week of U.S. participation

Date: January 3, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: New Britain, Air offensive, USSR, Italy, Scharnhorst, Command. Maps: Central Italy showing rivers and roads, Distance from London to the coast of France near Boulogne, Coastline of northern Scandinavia. Photographs: American 155mm gun fires on German positions at Mignano; American soldiers temporarily reside in holes on Venafro Ridge; Equipment retreating Germans used to tear up railroad tracks; Allied troops clear the torn up tracks to use the road bed as a highway; An LST lands at Mono Island. Back: Color map of northeast New Guinea/New Britain.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. Monday, January 11, 1943 : week of January 1 to January 8

Newsmap. Monday, January 11, 1943 : week of January 1 to January 8

Date: January 11, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Rabaul, Solomons, Pacific, Wake, New Guinea, Burma, North Africa, Russia, Aleutians. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Includes inset maps: Tunisia; USSR. Photographs: Japanese Bull's eye [a Nip carrier making a perfect circle trying to escape in the Battle of Midway]; "Kamerad" in Tunisia; Waiting for actions on a U.S. carrier; "General winter". Back: "Learn to Recognize These Vehicles" poster gives identifying features and illustrations of various heavy tanks and self-propelled artillery.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. Monday, July 12, 1943 : week of July 1 to July 8, 200th week of the war, 82nd week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, July 12, 1943 : week of July 1 to July 8, 200th week of the war, 82nd week of U.S. participation

Date: July 12, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Southwest Pacific, Air offensive, Crete, Kiska. Maps: Key Japanese bases; Solomon Islands; New Georgia Islands, Battle area near Moscow. Photographs: Smoke rises from the Japanese airfield at Munda; Fortress over Huls. Back: Map of the battle area on the Eastern front.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. Monday, May 31, 1943 : week of May 20 to May 27, 194th week of the war, 76th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, May 31, 1943 : week of May 20 to May 27, 194th week of the war, 76th week of U.S. participation

Date: May 31, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Aleutians, Western Europe, Mediterranean, Russia, Southwest Pacific. Map: Shows military activity in western Europe during the week of May 10 to May 27, 1943. Inset maps: Aleutians, Present fighting area in Attu. Photographs: Images of a Grumman "Wildcat" fighter plane taken from the escort carrier, U.S.S. Altamaha. Illustration: Advance on Attu. Back: You can crack that tank! Text and illustrations show how an infantryman can defend against an enemy tank.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. Monday, November 1, 1943 : week of October  21 to October 28, 216th week of the war, 98th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, November 1, 1943 : week of October 21 to October 28, 216th week of the war, 98th week of U.S. participation

Date: November 1, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: "Jinx," Russia, Italy, Air Offensive, Aegean Sea, Southwest Pacific, Burma, Tarawa. Maps: Breakthrough above the Crimea -- Setting the range for Rabaul Photographs: "Jinx" [the six-man crew and their tank destroyer "Jinx" on the Italian front]; [Nazis in the Soviet Union] ; Paratroops at Lae, New Guinea. Back: Map of Northern Italy.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. Monday, November 8, 1943 : week of October  28 to November 4, 217th week of the war, 99th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, November 8, 1943 : week of October 28 to November 4, 217th week of the war, 99th week of U.S. participation

Date: November 8, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Italy, Air offensive, Southwest Pacific, Burma. Large map illustrates globe view of the Atlantic Ocean from Greenland to Turkey. Inset maps: Bougainville : last stop in the Solomons, The Crimea is cut off. Photographs: Crossing the Volturno -- Navy's new Hellcat fighter plane brings down a Japanese fighter plane nicknamed "Emily" near the Gilbert Islands. Back: This is Ann ... she drinks blood [The text, map, and illustrations describe the Anopheles mosquito and the global extent of malaria].
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. Monday, November 15, 1943 : week of November 4 to November 11, 218th week of the war, 100th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. Monday, November 15, 1943 : week of November 4 to November 11, 218th week of the war, 100th week of U.S. participation

Date: November 15, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course
Description: Text describes action on various war fronts: Russia, Italy, Air offensive, Southwest Pacific, China-Burma, Submarines, Greenland. Maps: Eastern Front, Advance toward Rome, Southwest Pacific. Photographs: Moving into Lae, New Guinea; Jap bases in the South and Southwest Pacific; Rocket glider used against Allied ships during the invasion of Italy; Germans trying to hold up the advance of the Allied Fifth Army on the Naples-Benevento Road fastened these aerial bombs to notched trees; Italian bombs unloaded from a rail car at an airfield captured in Italy. Back: U.S. Army ribbons representing decorations and awards. Includes a large color illustration of the Medal of Honor.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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