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Oral History Interview with Shuford M. Alexander, Jr., December 2, 1999

Description: Interview with engineer and Army Air Forces veteran Shuford M. Alexander, Jr. The interview includes Alexander's personal experiences about being a fighter pilot in Italy during World War II, basic training, flight training, various assignments and transfers, Operation STRANGLE, being shot down by flak over Piacenza, and being rescued by Italian partisans. Additionally, Alexander talks about his link-up with a British A-4 Mission and his attempt to reach Allied lines, his betrayal by a German agent and his subsequent capture, escaping and continuing his search for Allied lines, his observations and opinions about the partisans, a second encounter with a British A-4 Mission, the Martani family in the village of Tosca, his group's trek through mountain snow to reach Allied lines, meeting with British paratroopers and with African-American soldiers from the 92nd Infantry Division, and his reunion with his squadron in Pisa. The interview includes an appendix with a narrative by Alexander.
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Date: December 2, 1999
Creator: Alexander, William J. & Alexander, Shuford M., Jr.
Partner: UNT Oral History Program
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[News Script: Pope]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story.
Date: May 2, 1969, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections
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[News Script: Taylor]

Description: Script from the WBAP-TV/NBC station in Fort Worth, Texas, relating a news story about Elizabeth Taylor. Production on the movie she was filming halted because she had measles.
Date: May 2, 1973, 10:00 p.m.
Creator: WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.)
Partner: UNT Libraries Special Collections

Newsmap. Monday, August 2, 1943 : week of July 22 to July 29, 203rd week of the war, 85th week of U.S. participation

Description: Front: Text describes action on various war fronts: Italy, Sicily, Crete, Russia, air offensive, Southwest Pacific, Wake, Kiska. Map of shuttle bombing runs between England and Tunisia. Inset maps: Four stages of Sicilian campaign, Russian campaign. Inset photos: Sicily, a pictorial record of the invasion. Back: Illustrations provide recognition cues for tanks. Includes list of reference and practice sources.
Date: August 2, 1943
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

Newsmap. Monday, November 2, 1942 : week of October 23 to October 30

Description: Front: Text desribes action on various war fronts: Solomons, Central and South Pacific; North Africa; Italy; Russia; Burma and India; China; Aleutians. Large world map is keyed to text and illustrates time zones around the world. Inset maps show North Africa; The Caucasus. Includes 10 photographs. Back: There is no all-purpose plane. 20 photographs show Heavy Bombers -- Medium and light bombers -- Fighters -- Torpedo bombers -- Transports -- Naval patrol planes. Text accompanies the photographs.
Date: November 2, 1942
Creator: [United States.] Army Orientation Course.
Partner: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department

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
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