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[1 Italian Lira]

Description: Bill worth one Italian lira from 1943. The front has a decorative blue border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, 1 Lira" and "series 1943." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[1 Italian Lira]

Description: Bill worth one Italian lira from 1943. The front has a decorative blue border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, 1 Lira" and "series 1943." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[1 Italian Lira]

Description: Bill worth one Italian lira from 1943. The front has a decorative blue border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, 1 Lira" and "series 1943." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[5 Italian Lire]

Description: Bill worth five Italian lire from 1943. The front has a decorative green border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, cinque (five 5 five) lire" and "series of 1943 A." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[5 Italian Lire]

Description: Bill worth five Italian lire from 1943. The front has a decorative green border with the words "Allied Military Currency;" text in the center of the bill says "Issued in Italy, cinque (five 5 five) lire" and "series of 1943 A." The back of the bill has a complex design in blue with the words "Allied Military Currency" at the center. In the corners of the design are the phrases "freedom of speech," "freedom of religion," "freedom from want," and "freedom from fear."
Date: 1943
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[14th Tank Battalion Tents]

Description: Photograph of the tents belonging to the 14th Tank Battalion. Trucks are parked to the right, and the tents are set up along a tree line.
Date: 1944
Creator: Roberts, Cecil E.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[318th Platoon, U. S. M. C.]

Description: Photograph of the 318th Platoon. Jack Vaughan is sixth from the right on the top row. A sign in front of the soldiers says "318th Platoon, U.S.M.C., San Diego, 1942. U. S. Marines - First to Fight."
Date: [1942-03-23..1946-04-06]
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Administration Building]

Description: Photograph of the Administration building at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. It is a long two-story building with a clock tower.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[After German Surrender]

Description: Photograph of a group of people standing together immediately after the German surrender on May 8, 1945. Buildings and a fence can be seen in the background.
Date: May 8, 1945
Creator: Roberts, Cecil E.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Air Power

Description: Book detailing the work of the U.S. Army Air Forces during World War II, including training programs, personnel, types of airplanes in use, and methods of fighting.
Date: 1943
Item Type: Book
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Ammo Dump]

Description: Photograph of a field with a large cloud of smoke above it and trees in the distance. A handwritten note on the back says, "Ammunition Dump Blown up by the Krauts near Warburg, Germany, April 1945."
Date: April 1945
Creator: Roberts, Cecil E.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Application for Special Shoe Stamp]

Description: Application for a special shoe stamp, to be used to buy new shoes. Instructions at the top request: "do not fill in this application unless you will suffer serious hardship if you are unable to obtain an extra shoe ration before a new War Ration Stamp becomes valid. Hardship need not be shown to replace defective shoes."
Date: 1940~/1949~
Creator: United States. Office of Price Administration.
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[At the Staging Area]

Description: Photograph of two soldiers standing in front of an army truck in England. Other trucks can be seen in the background.
Date: 1944
Creator: Roberts, Cecil E.
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Authorization for Allotment of Pay]

Description: Card belonging to Justin L. Bible authorizing allotment of pay for his National Service Life Insurance.
Date: November 4, 1942
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Authorization for Allotment of Pay]

Description: Card belonging to Justin L. Bible authorizing allotment of pay to support a wife, child, or dependent relative.
Date: November 4, 1942
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Aviation Cadet Club Membership Card]

Description: Membership card to the Aviation Cadet Club belonging to Frank W. Gardner. The front of the card says: "Aviation Cadet Club Official Membership Card. This is to certify that the bearer F. W. Gardner is a member in good standing of the Aviation Cadet Club and is entitled to all privileges and benefits as such. Youngblood Hotel, Enid, Oklahoma. Club Phone ---, Date 7-11-42." The back of the cards reads: "I agree to fulfill my obligations to the Aviation Cadet Club and to abide by its rules and regulations. Unless revoked for any reason, this card entitles the bearer, as an aviation cadet, to membership in the Aviation Cadet Club for a period of one year from date of issue."
Date: July 11, 1942
Creator: Aviation Cadet Club
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Award of the Bronze Star Medal]

Description: General orders bestowing the Bronze Star Medal on members of the 96th Infantry Division, including Justin L. Bible, Nazaret Cherkezian, Eli J. Corriveau, Norman Flanders, Myron J. Franz, and Jacob C. Graber.
Date: June 6, 1945
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Benefits of Reenlistment]

Description: Document listing the benefits of reenlisting in the Marine Corps, including a reenlistment period; mustering out pay; reenlistment allowance; choice of station; furlough travel allowance; furlough if you reenlist for two, three, or four years; retention of rank; transfer to fleet Marine Corps Reserve after 20 years of service; and retirement.
Date: 1940~/1949~
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Birth Announcement for Susan Lynne Dalby]

Description: Birth announcement of Susan Lynne Dalby, born November 5, 1945, to Captain and Mrs. Marion Cranford Dalby. It is tied at the top with a pink ribbon.
Date: November 1945
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Camp Hospital]

Description: Photograph of the camp hospital at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. Several cars are parked in front of it.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Camp Lejeune Headquarters]

Description: Photograph of the camp headquarters at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina. It is two-story brick building with two wings and a bell tower. An American flag flies in front of the building, and two cars are parked in the parking lot in front of it.
Date: 1944
Item Type: Postcard
Partner: Arlington Public Library