Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 275th week of the war, 157th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 275th week of the war, 157th week of U.S. participation

Date: December 18, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western front battle, Pressure on Budapest, German attack in Italy, Ormoc Falls: B-20s active, Far Eastern front. Maps: European front, The Saar, Hungarian front, Pacific action, Leyte area. Back: Text highlights "Preventive Maintenance" and describes the need to take care of ordnance equipment and "keep 'em rolling." Illustrations of 18 types of mobile ordnance are labeled.
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Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 272nd week of the war, 154th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 272nd week of the war, 154th week of U.S. participation

Date: November 27, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Open general offensive, Armies in action, Italian fighting bitter, Budapest under siege, U.S. planes hit Manila, Japs increase pressure, Ledo-Burma Road. Maps: Leyte progress, Italian front, Allied offensive, Budapest to Miskolc. Back: Text and 12 photographs highlight the "Mulberry" secret floating harbor used with the European invasion.
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Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 270th week of the war, 152nd week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 270th week of the war, 152nd week of U.S. participation

Date: November 13, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Drive to Free Port, Russian Soil Cleared, B-29s Bomb Singapore, Leyte Action, Eleventh Army Group, Maps: [Eastern Europe], Road to Cologne [Germany], Philippines (Northern Half), Netherlands Battle Front. Back: Post-war plans: a series of four cartoons emphasize the importance of a soldier using money wisely if he wants to achieve post-war goals. Options listed are soldiers' deposits, personal transfer account, class E allotments of pay, war bonds, and national service life insurance.
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Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 274th week of the war, 156th week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 274th week of the war, 156th week of U.S. participation

Date: December 11, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Allied pressure increases, Cologne approaches attacked, Saar Valley threatened; Red Army strikes; Ravenna falls; Pacific Theatre active; Kweiyang evacuated; Japs retreat in Burma. Maps: Soviet drive; Cologne Plain; Winter offensive; Japanese threat; Leyte. Inset map: Philippines. Back: Photographs and llustrations highlight various infantry weapons: guns, rifles, pistols, machine guns, mortars and other weapons.
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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 William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004

Oral History Interview with William Garbo, Sr., 2003-2004

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Date: November 24, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Garbo, William, Sr.
Description: Interview with landscape architect and Army veteran William Garbo Sr. The interview includes Garbo's personal experiences about the G Troop, 112th Cavalry, in the Southwest Pacific Theater during World-War II, growing up in an Italian-American family in Mississippi during the Great Depression, volunteering for the draft and processing at Camp Shelby, Hattiesburg, Mississippi, basic training at Camp Lee, Petersburg, Virginia, being assigned to the 26th War Dog Platoon and to New Guinea in 1944, the Battle of the Driniumor River and his attachment to elements of the 32nd Infantry Division, jungle patrols on New Guinea with his dog, his transfer to Troop, 112th Cavalry and the invasion of Layte, Philippines, and the living condition in the Philippine jungles. Additionally, Garbo speaks about the fighting prowess of his comrades in the 112th Cavalry, jungle patrols on Leyte and Luzon, the 112th's activities around Marungko and Antipolo, Luzon, descriptions of cannibalism by Japanese soldiers, his wounds from artillery shrapnel and evacuation by helicopter, his return to the 112th Cavalry and preparations for the invasion of Japan, witnessing the Japanese surrender in Tokyo Bay, occupation duty at Tateyama, Honshu, relations between Japanese civilians and American occupation troops, the destruction of Japanese defensive fortifications ...
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Oral History Interview with Frank Curre, Jr., April 19, 2002

Oral History Interview with Frank Curre, Jr., April 19, 2002

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Date: April 19, 2002
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Curre, Frank, Jr.
Description: Interview with Navy veteran Frank Curre Jr. The interview includes Curre's personal experiences about joining the Navy, boot camp, being aboard the battleship USS Tennessee during the Japanese attack at Pearl Harbor, and his subsequent experiences in the Pacific Theater during World War II. Additionally, Curre talks about pre-war shipboard life and training exercises, his activities during the attack on Pearl Harbor, aftermath of the attack, his transfer to the yard minesweeper YMS-102 at Bremerton, Washington, operation around Midway Island, his transfer to the escort carrier Petrof Bay, the Battle of Leyte Gulf, kamikaze attacks, the Okinawa campaign, and continued combat against kamikazes.
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Oral History Interview with Charles C. Brabham, Jr., September 9, 2003

Oral History Interview with Charles C. Brabham, Jr., September 9, 2003

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Date: September 9, 2003
Creator: Johnston, Glenn T. & Brabham, Charles C., Jr.
Description: Interview with Army veteran Charles C. Brabham Jr. The interview includes Brabham's personal experiences about the Southwest Pacific Theater during World War II, his youth in Dallas during the Great Depression, joining the 112th Cavalry at age 16, his mobilization and various assignments, and his medical evacuation die to malaria, dysentery, and hookworm.
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Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 271st week of the war, 153rd week of U.S. participation

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 271st week of the war, 153rd week of U.S. participation

Date: November 20, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch
Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Open Metz drive, Strong barriers ahead, Pressure on Budapest, Tirpitz goes down, Japs stiffen resistance, B-29s over targets, Evacuate U.S. air base. Maps: Western front, Budapest to Miskolc front, Third Army offensive, Leyte, Allied troops strike south in Burma. Back: Text highlights amphibian armies' combat strategies and victories. Includes 3 photographs plus images of the Ampib's shoulder patch and pocket patch.
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