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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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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
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
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Der Feldzug in Norwegen, vom 9. April bis 10. Juni 1940. Bilddokumente von Heinrich Hoffmann.

Der Feldzug in Norwegen, vom 9. April bis 10. Juni 1940. Bilddokumente von Heinrich Hoffmann.

Date: 1940
Creator: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957.
Description: Pictures and description of the Nazi invasion of Norway, from the Nazi viewpoint.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Von der Grenze bis vor Warschau

Von der Grenze bis vor Warschau

Date: 1939
Creator: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957.
Description: Photographs and descriptions of the campaign in Poland and the east, featuring Hitler's role as commander and planner. A propaganda work glorifying Hitler and the German soldiers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
Weisbuch und Führerkundgebungen

Weisbuch und Führerkundgebungen

Date: 1939
Creator: Hoffmann, Heinrich, 1885-1957.
Description: Photographs and descriptions of the campaign in Poland and the east, featuring Hitler's role as commander and planner. A propaganda work glorifying Hitler and the German soldiers.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
War in the Pacific: A Chronology January 1, 1941 through September 30, 1945

War in the Pacific: A Chronology January 1, 1941 through September 30, 1945

Date: March 2014
Creator: Hyland, George O., III
Description: Text outlining major events in the Pacific Theater throughout World War II, organized by date. It also includes text for the Instrument of Surrender, appendices containing military and war data, a bibliography, and list of related Web sites.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries
1941: Texas Goes to War

1941: Texas Goes to War

Date: 1991
Creator: Lee, James Ward; Barnes, Carolyn N.; Bowman, Kent A. & Crow, Laura
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Press
Oral History Interview with Vernon Fuller, July 3, 1974

Oral History Interview with Vernon Fuller, July 3, 1974

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Date: July 3, 1974
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Fuller, Vernon
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Vernon Fuller. The interview includes Fuller's personal experiences while aboard the repair ship USS Argonne during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
Oral History Interview with Leigh D. Josephson, May 27, 1986

Oral History Interview with Leigh D. Josephson, May 27, 1986

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Date: May 27, 1989
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Josephson, Leigh D.
Description: Interview with executive of Caltex Petroluem Corporation, Leigh D. Josephson, including his personal experiences related to employment with Standard Oil of California, his assignment to Bahrain and transfer to Caltex, the construction of Ras Tanura refinery in Saudi Arabia, and the bombing of the Bapco refinery in Bahrain. Josephson also talks about refinery operations in Bahrain during and after World War II, his various positions and responsibilities with Caltex and Bapco, work in Bahrain and the Philippines, his personal relationship with the Bahraini royal family, and the OPEC and Arab oil embargoes in 1967.
Contributing Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
75-mm howitzer materiel.

75-mm howitzer materiel.

Date: June 21, 1941
Creator: United States. Army. Ordnance Department.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
What are we aiming at? : a forest conservation program.

What are we aiming at? : a forest conservation program.

Date: July 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of Agriculture.
Description: Describes the need for a postwar program to increase timber production. Discusses the need for regulated conservation practices, incentives for responsible private forest management, and an increase in public forest land area.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
38 ways to cut costs in the manufacture and sale of consumers' durable goods.

38 ways to cut costs in the manufacture and sale of consumers' durable goods.

Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Description: 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.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Advanced map and aerial photograph reading.

Advanced map and aerial photograph reading.

Date: December 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: "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.)
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Aerial photography.

Aerial photography.

Date: July 8, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: A training manual designed to teach aerial photography for military purposes.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Aircraft engines.

Aircraft engines.

Date: January 1945
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: Discusses the principles, classification, description, and construction of internal combustion engines used in military aircraft. Includes instructions for storage of engines.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Aircraft hardware and materials.

Aircraft hardware and materials.

Date: June 11, 1942
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: Describes the types of "materials and hardware used in aircraft construction and repair."
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Aircraft induction, fuel and oil systems.

Aircraft induction, fuel and oil systems.

Date: February 22, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: Describes aircraft engine systems, fuels, and lubricants.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Airship aerodynamics.

Airship aerodynamics.

Date: February 11, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Description: "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.)
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department