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Oral History Interview with Jean Balch, October 12, 1996

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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Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Balch, Jean
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Lanson B. Ditto, October 11, 1996

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.
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Date: October 11, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Ditto, Lanson B.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Glen McDole, October 10, 1996

Description: Interview with Glen McDole, a Marine Corps WWII veteran and POW from Des Moines, Iowa. McDole discusses joining the Marines in 1940, assignment to the 1st Separate Marine Battalion and deployment to Cavite Navy Yard in the Philippines, the Japanese attack on December 8th, 1941, withdrawal to Corregidor, Douglas MacArthur, the surrender, experiences in internment at Cabanatuan, transfer to Palawan, American bombing raids, surviving the Palawan massacre, rescue by Philippines civilians, the American liberation, and testifying about his former captors after the war.
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Date: October 10, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & McDole, Glen
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with David Porter Newton, October 12, 1996

Description: Interview with Davis Porter Newton, Army WWII veteran of the Pacific Theater from Birmingham, Alabama. Newton discusses his family background, working during the Depression and his education, commissioning into the Army, assignment to the 346th Harbor Craft Company and deployment to Finschhafen, New Guinea, acting as defense counsel in a court martial, sea-transport operations around New Guinea and the Philippines, working with POWs, and investigating war crimes.
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Date: October 12, 1996
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Newton, Davis Porter
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Robert H. Flatley, October 27, 1999

Description: Interview with business executive and Army Air Forces veteran Robert H. Flatley. The interview includes Flatley's personal experiences about being a P-38 pilot in the Pacific Theater during the World War II, basic training, flight training, P-38 training, various assignments and missions, and the destruction of forty-seven locomotives. Flatley also talks about various missions to targets in the Philippines, activities between combat missions, postwar military activities in the Philippines, and postwar adjustments to civilian life.
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Date: October 27, 1999
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Flatley, Robert H.
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Oral History Interview with Commander Alex Vraciu, October 9, 1994

Description: Interview with Cmdr. Alex Vraciu, a Navy WWII veteran and Navy Cross recipient from East Chicago, Indiana. Vraciu discusses his family and educational background, naval flight training, Edward "Butch" O'Hare, the F6F Hellcat, various combat operations throughout the Pacific, his actions at the "Marianas Turkey Shoot," being awarded the Navy Cross and time stateside, and returning to combat. In appendix is an autobiographical sketch by Vraciu, including a picture of him and his Hellcat with visible victory markings on the fuselage.
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Date: October 9, 1994
Creator: Marcello, Ronald E. & Vraciu, Alexander
Partner: UNT Oral History Program

Oral History Interview with Anna K. Schelper, October 24, 2007

Description: Interview with Major Anna K. Schelper, a Army WWII veteran from San Antonio, Texas. Schelper discusses her parents, growing up, her education and becoming a nurse, joining the Army Nurse Corps, experiences serving throughout the Pacific Theater, service in hospitals after the war, continued education and promoting, and reflections on her career and being a servicewoman. In appendix are Schelper's Army service record, a letter from two former patients to the 23rd Field Hospital, a scan of some of her letters which were printed in a book, and a scan of some sections from The Army Nurse Corps: Yesterday and Today by Mary M. Roberts.
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Date: October 24, 2007
Creator: Quick, Janice & Schelper, Anna K.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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Structured Flotsam as Fish Aggregating Devices

Description: Abstract: A modern adaptation of an old fishing technique is gaining recognition in the Pacific and elsewhere as an effective means to increase fishing productivity in the open sea. The use of man-made, free-floating, and anchored floating devices to aggregate pelagic fishes for subsistence, recreational and commercial fishing has increased markedly in recent years; estimates of deployed and planned units exceed 1,000. These devices have been anchored in depths ranging from several hundred to several thousand fathoms. This report reviews the development and present use of fish aggregating devices in the Pacific and Indian Oceans.
Date: October 1982
Creator: Shomura, Richard S. & Matsumoto, Walter M.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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[News Script: International briefs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering international news stories in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Manila, and the United States.
Date: October 3, 1972
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: International briefs]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering international news stories in Tokyo, Hong Kong, Manila, and the United States.
Date: October 3, 1972
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Newport news]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about Spiro Agnew lashing out at anti-war protesters and the USS Newport News docking.
Date: October 3, 1972, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Newport news]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about John Richardson commenting on the USS Newport News explosion.
Date: October 3, 1972, 6:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Newport News]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the USS Newsport News repairs.
Date: October 3, 1972
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Philippines]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about Martial Law in the Philippines.
Date: 1972-10-10T24:00:00
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Philippines]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about the crime rate and martial law in the Philippines.
Date: October 10, 1972
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Ship]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a U. S. ship carrying the bodies of soldiers in the Philippines.
Date: October 1, 1972
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Ship]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, covering a news story about a U. S. ship carrying the bodies of soldiers in the Philippines.
Date: October 1, 1972
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Storming the City: U.S. Military Performance in Urban Warfare from World War II to Vietnam

Description: Book describing military philosophy before and after WWII, with full chapters analyzing how the U.S. Army and Marine Corps engaged in urban warfare during four specific battles: Aachen (October 1944), Manila (February 1945), Seoul (September 1959), and Hue (February 1968). Index starts on page 363.
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Date: October 2015
Creator: Wahlman, Alec
Partner: UNT Press

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 264th week of the war, 146th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: France, Eastern front, China, Pacific, Italy. Maps: Eastern Europe; France; China front; Gulf of Genoa. Back: "If each of us wastes a pound of war material..." Text and illustration show that it isn't just money, materials or manpower that are lost. But, waste can lose battles and cost lives.
Date: October 2, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 265th week of the war, 147th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Western front "Hellfire Corner", Eastern front, Balkans, Italy, Pacific, China. Maps: France, Palau Islands, Eastern front. Back: "Dots in the sky-- dynamite on the ground! [Operation Uppercut].
Date: October 9, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 267th week of the war, 149th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Pacific, Western front, Eastern front, Italy, China, the Philippines Maps: Germany, the Philippines, Italy. Back: Large map of the United States and adjoining portions of Canada and Mexico. Includes inset map of naval districts beyond the continental United States, population of the states, sixteenth census, 1940.
Date: October 23, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. For the Armed Forces. 268th week of the war, 150th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Philippine action, Chinese offensive, Western front drives, Soviet victory guns, Italian progress. Maps: Manila (Philippines); Pacific area; Philippine Islands; European front; Netherlands. Back: Your submarine, versatile warship. Cutaway cross section shows key features of a submarine. 3 photographs illustrate life aboard a submarine. Includes text from an Official Report of Admiral Ernest J. King, USN, Commander in Chief U.S. Fleet, and chief of Naval Operations, to the Secretary of the Navy.
Date: October 30, 1944
Creator: [United States.] Army Service Forces. Army Information Branch.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
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