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 Country: Papua New Guinea
 Collection: World War Two Collection
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 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.
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Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 254th week of the war, 136th week of U.S. participation.

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 254th week of the war, 136th week of U.S. participation.

Date: July 24, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts. Maps display the Normandy front, the eastern front, and New Guinea. Back: "Saipan! within the inner defenses." Includes 9 photographs.
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. 240th week of the war, 122nd week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 240th week of the war, 122nd week of U.S. participation

Date: April 17, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: USSR; Air war; Southeast Asia; Central Pacific; Southwest Pacific. Maps: Burma; Dutch New Guinea/ North-East New Guinea/ Papua./ Relief shown by shading. Includes 6 photographs. Back: Are the folks at home backing us up? . . . . Text describes war bond purchasing on the homefront. Includes illustrations.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 238th week of the war, 120th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 238th week of the war, 120th week of U.S. participation

Date: April 3, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Eastern front, Burma, Western Europe, Italy, Southwest Pacific, Kuriles. Maps show Eastern Front; S. W. Pacific - Northern Bismarcks. Includes 9 photographs, 3 showing aerial incendiaries. Back: Southeastern Europe. Map.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 236th week of the war, 118th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 236th week of the war, 118th week of U.S. participation

Date: March 20, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: USSR, Italy, Western Europe, Central Pacific, Bougainville, New Britain, Admiralty Is., New Guinea, Southeast Asia. Map: U.S.S.R. Southern Front Includes 10 photographs. Back: Europe. Map.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 235th week of the war, 117th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 235th week of the war, 117th week of U.S. participation

Date: March 13, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western Europe; Southwest Pacific; Burma; Eastern front; Italy; U-boats. Maps: Burma: Burma map showing where Chinese and American troops are fighting; Burma map showing where Indian and British troops engage the Japs; Bismarck Sea; Insets: Manus. Includes 10 photographs. Back: Old sea dog learns new tricks; Anzio Harbor. Includes 12 photographs.
Contributing Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 233rd week of the war, 115th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 233rd week of the war, 115th week of U.S. participation

Date: February 28, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Morale Services Division. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Central Pacific, Southwest Pacific, Air war, Burma, USSR. Maps show air attacks from London to various sites in Germany; New Ireland; south Pacific; Truk Is. Includes photographs: "Island forts", Marine corps set up radio telephone sets at Roi Island, Leathernecks set up machine guns immediately upon landing, All-Negro Ninety-Ninth Fighter Squadron at Anzio, German prisoners disembark from an LST to a prison camp, wounded female Jugoslav guerillas arrive in Malta, General Sir Harold Alexander chats with Yank rangers near Cisterno. Back: Text states "In Mein Kampf, Hitler stated that his plan was to destroy France first, then England, after which he would have the United States cornered without a fight!."
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
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