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Can you qualify as an aviation cadet? : here are the requirements : keep 'em flying!

Description: Chart of requirements for becoming an air cadet. At the bottom center below the chart is a black and white photograph of a group of men wearing flight suits, parachutist's helmets, goggles, and parachute packs. The background is a blue graphic design of airplanes.
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army Air Forces.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Can you qualify for the Army Air Corps?

Description: Chart of requirements for joining the Army Air Corps. Upper and lower borders are red-white-and-blue stripes with text. A "watermark"-type logo can be seen in the background of the chart, with text: "LET'S GO! U.S.A. KEEP 'EM FLYING." This 1942 edition of the poster is distinguished by one split column numbered "2" under "Aviation Cadets" and one split column numbered "3" under "Enlisted Men."
Date: 1942
Creator: United States. Army. Recruiting Service.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Care is costly : buy and hold war bonds.

Description: Small color poster of a wounded soldier sitting on the ground. He has bandages on his hand and leg and his camouflage helmet lies on the ground next to him.
Date: 1945
Creator: Treidler, Adolph, 1886-1981.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

A careless word-- : --a needless sinking.

Description: A ship at sea burns in the background while sailors row away in a life boat. Some are wearing life vests and some appear to be wounded.
Date: 1942
Creator: Fischer, Anton Otto, 1882-1962.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Catafighters.

Description: A series of 5 cm. boxes with drawings and captions below in rows of 4 across and 6 down. Drawings are comic book style with text explanations written below each box. The banner at the top has "RN" and "RAF" printed on either side of the title. Poster has red, black, and blue printing on white background.
Date: unknown
Creator: British Information Services.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cavalry drill regulations, horse.

Description: Describes mounted drill for horse cavalry units and organizations.
Date: March 13, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cavalry drill regulations, mechanized.

Description: Prescribes drills for general use by any type of mechanized cavalry unit. Also provides instructions for conducting ceremonies and inspections.
Date: March 15, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Cavalry reconnaissance squadron mechanized.

Description: A training manual for the cavalry reconnaissance squadron, mechanized. Includes discussions of organization, combat, and logistics.
Date: August 28, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Chemical decontamination company.

Description: Describes the organization, training, and operations of the Chemical Decontamination Company.
Date: September 1, 1944
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China carries on.

Description: Color poster shows a Chinese soldier walking in a determined manner with a rifle in his hands. Behind him, a small Chinese child stands next to a covered corpse. The child wears a white tunic and pants and a green vest and is barefoot. In the background is a pagoda. Near the right edge of the poster are painted four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation."
Date: unknown
Creator: Baldridge, Cyrus Leroy, 1889-1977.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China fights on.

Description: A Chinese man in military uniform and cap looks toward the sky. Several tiny planes circle him. The planes and his cap bear the 12-pointed sun symbol of the Chinese forces. Near the right edge of the poster are four Chinese characters in red. The characters roughly translate as "Unite Against the Enemy and Rebuild Our Nation."
Date: [1941-1946?]
Creator: Gaydos.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China first to fight! : United China Relief participating in National War Fund.

Description: Color poster of Chinese soldier in a green uniform, walking behind a woman holding the hand of child. Both the woman and child are dressed in plain blue traditional Chinese clothing. The woman's arm is in a sling and a bloody bandage can be seen on her wrist. The poster background is bright yellow.
Date: [1941-1946?]
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China shall have our help! : United China Relief.

Description: Color poster of a Chinese man and woman walking. The woman carries a young child on her back. The man's right arm is in a sling. The man and woman wear plain blue clothing and the child wears a red garment.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

China shall have our help! : United China Relief.

Description: Color poster of a Chinese man and woman walking. The woman carries a young child on her back. The man's right arm is in a sling. The man and woman wear plain blue clothing and the child wears a red garment.
Date: unknown
Creator: Sawyers, Martha, 1902-1988.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Choose for victory : try a V dish to-day.

Description: Picture of a restaurant menu with a large orange "V" on it. A large black arrow marked "VICTORY DISH" points to the orange "V". At the bottom of the menu is the phrase, "Go Easy with Bread". The background behind the menu is green.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

College women in the WAC.

Description: Poster of three photographs with text descriptions, each showing three young women (seniors from the Vassar College Class of 1944) involved in various Women's Army Corps recruitment activities: trying on a WAC hat, signing up for WAC, and pledging the oath of enlistment. The young women wear cardigan sweaters, skirts, and loafers. Older women in WAC uniforms appear in two of the photographs. The three students who appear in the photos are: Marjorie Maddox, Maud Banks, and Joan Trumbull. The two servicewomen are: Private First Class Gladys A. Francis, Major Lucille Van Bolt, and Second Lieutenant Elizabeth M. Whitmore.
Date: [1944]
Creator: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Command and employment of air power.

Description: Discusses the relationship of land and air forces and doctrine of command and employment in regards to air power as well as five aspects of air command.
Date: July 21, 1943
Creator: United States. War Department.
Item Type: Book
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Could this be you? : don't travel unless your trip helps win the war.

Description: Four cartoons in black line drawing on white; cartoons appear as paper sheets tacked to a blue background. They depict various excuses for travel which are characterized as frivolous: "It's impossible to find anything in the local shops." "We haven't seen Bob's children since way last fall." "But this contract is vital.""But Grandma misses us so."
Date: 1945
Creator: United States. Office of Defense Transportation.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

[Decline of the Rising Sun]

Description: Black and white cartoon. A figure made of Wickwire Spencer rope uses a part of itself to hang a caricature of a distressed Hideki Tojo, who appears to be partially immersed in the sea. Behind Tojo's head are rays resembling those of a Japanese Rising Sun symbol. A volcano or mountain can be seen in the distant background.
Date: unknown
Creator: Artzybasheff, Boris, 1899-1965.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Defend your country : enlist now in the United States Army.

Description: A color poster of a frowning Uncle Sam with his jacket and top hat on the floor at his feet. He rolls up his sleeves with one hand, and with his other hand is clenched into a fist. Directly behind him is a flying bald eagle and the sun. The background design is a stars-and-stripes motif and the image is designed to appear as if it is mounted on posts.
Date: 1943
Creator: Woodburn, Tom B.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

"Deliver us from evil" : buy war bonds.

Description: Black & white photo of the head and shoulders of a sad-looking young girl surrounded by smoke or clouds. The photo is centered on a white swastika. Text on poster is in white and blue.
Date: 1943
Creator: Nadeau, Harriet.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Desert victory : the actual story of the rout of Rommel by the British Eighth Army : a full-length feature picture.

Description: Movie poster in brown and red tones, promoting the film, "Desert Victory". At the top is a close-up image of a portion of a typed document: "Directive to General Alexander, Commander-in-Chief in the Middle East" and photographs of Bernard Montgomery (left) and Harold Alexander (right) in uniform; along the left side are three photographs of wartime scenes; and at the lower right is an illustration of a battle scene.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Dish it out with the Navy! : Choose now while you can.

Description: Two sailors in white sailor hats prepare to load ammunition into a large weapon which is being fired and is operated by other sailors in helmets. All the sailors wear blue pants and white t-shirts, except for the sailor in the foreground who is shirtless and holding a large artillery shell.
Date: [1942]
Creator: Barclay, McClelland.
Item Type: Poster
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department