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26 job opportunities in the United States Army Air Forces.

Description: Folded brochure containing panels which can be folded out and used as posters. One side has photographs depicting 26 Army Air Force jobs. Another side has photographs of different types of military airplanes and depicts the jobs associated with flying and maintaining a B-17 airplane. On the reverse side are job descriptions and requirements.
Date: unknown
Creator: United States. Federal Security Agency.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

75-mm howitzer materiel.

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.
Date: June 21, 1941
Creator: United States. Army. Ordnance Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

85 million Americans hold war bonds.

Description: A color image of a man's hand clenching war bonds, as the Statue of Liberty's hand holds its torch above, against a starry night sky. The man's hold on the bonds mimics the statue's hold on the torch.
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Dept. of the Treasury.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

1778, 1943 : Americans will always fight for liberty.

Description: U.S. soldiers in helmets and coats march forward on snow, looking back in review at colonial militiamen with rifles, some in torn clothing or bloody bandages. A badge of the U.S. flag is displayed prominently on the shoulder of the soldier nearest the viewer.
Date: 1943
Creator: Perlin, Bernard, 1918-
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

1941: Texas Goes to War

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.
Date: 1991
Creator: Lee, James Ward; Barnes, Carolyn N.; Bowman, Kent A. & Crow, Laura
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Press

7th War Loan : now--all together.

Description: Small color poster promoting the 7th War Loan. The painting by C. C. Beall is based on a Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken by Associated Press photographer, Joe Rosenthal, of the second American flag raising by U.S. Marines on Mount Suribachi, Iwo Jima on February 23, 1945.
Date: 1945
Creator: Beall, C. C. (Cecil Calvert), 1892-1967.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Advanced map and aerial photograph reading.

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.)
Date: December 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aerial photography.

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

Aircraft engines.

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

Aircraft hardware and materials.

Description: Describes the types of "materials and hardware used in aircraft construction and repair."
Date: June 11, 1942
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Aircraft insignia.

Description: Twenty different types of airplanes fly across the scene, each with distinct markings. The main background is of clouds in the sky. The border is comprised of insignia of aircraft from 47 countries.
Date: 1943
Creator: Coggins, Jack
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Airship aerodynamics.

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.)
Date: February 11, 1941
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

All the ear-marks of a sneaky Jap! : don't discuss your job!

Description: Black & white cartoon drawing of two men talking. One hushes the other, while pointing upward at a drawing of a human ear centered on a Japanese flag design. In the background is a large ship and a factory. Two flags fly over the factory: One with an "E" on it, and another with "RCA" on it.
Date: unknown
Creator: Alexander.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Am I proud! : I'm fighting famine-- by canning food at home.

Description: This is a color poster with a 1/4" inch border. A dark-haired woman with a wide-eyed expression holds three large glass jars of vegetables in her arms. Three more jars can be seen at the lower area of the picture. The woman wears a ruffled apron.
Date: 1946
Creator: Williams, Dick.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

America calling : take your place in civilian defense.

Description: Red and white text, with a civil defense insignia in the middle of the poster. Civil Defense insignia is a red "CD" in white triangle on a blue circle.
Date: 1941
Creator: Matter, Herbert, 1907-1984.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

American Junior Red Cross.

Description: A color illustration of a neatly dressed young man and woman. The young man holds a raised Red Cross flag in one hand; his other hand is raised and index finger extended. The young woman wears a yellow dress and carries a Red Cross box, a wooden board-game box, and a child's dress in her arms. A town is seen in the background.
Date: 1943
Creator: Humphrey, Walter Beach, 1892-1966.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Americans suffer when careless talk kills!

Description: Color illustration of an older man in overalls, with his arm around a weeping older woman in a simple dress and apron. The woman holds a "Western Union" telegram and wipes her tears with her apron skirt. On the wall behind them hangs a service flag with a blue star centered on a white background, with a red border. (A blue star signifies a family member who is alive and serving in the war.)
Date: 1943
Creator: Anderson, Harry Martin
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

America's answer! : production.

Description: Drawing of a gloved hand holding a gray wrench, turning the "o" in the word "production" which is shaped like a bolt.
Date: 1942
Creator: Carlu, Jean.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department