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[Cards From Crossing the Equator]

Description: Two cards received by Jack Vaughan with a note that says "Cards I was given when I crossed the equator June 1942." The first card is labeled "Ancient Order of the Deep" certifying that Vaughan crossed the equator aboard the U.S.S. Wharton. The second card is labeled "Domain of Neptunus Rex" verifying that Vaughan had crossed the equator aboard the U.S.S. Wichita.
Date: June 1, 1942
Partner: Arlington Public Library

[Arlington Scrap Metal Drive]

Description: Copy negative of workers unloading scrap metal collected for an Arlington Scrap Metal Drive to support the war effort. A car is parked on the side of the street in background, and a building is visible across from the car.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Five Servicemen Sitting on a Hill]

Description: Photograph of five servicemen sitting single file on a steep grassy hill. Handwritten text on the back reads, "On the upgrade ( or is it downgrade?) of the rerement-the other boy would have been in too, but he just backed over the top of the rerement."
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, July 28, 1945]

Description: Letter from Beal S. Powell to Lena Lawson, discussing his concern with the prospect of invading Japan. Powell writes that many American soldiers will be killed if this happens. He writes that it is difficult to try to meet some of his friends in different outfits because they are difficult to find.
Date: July 28, 1945
Creator: Powell, Beal S.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Five Servicemen Standing Together]

Description: Photograph of five servicemen sitting together outdoors. Text on the back reads, "These pictures were taken in a rerement-that is, a horse shoe shaped dam like structure that planes are put in in case of attack from the enemy."
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, August 12, 1945]

Description: Letter from Corporal Park B. Fielder to his family, on August 12, 1945, relating his reaction and that of the soldiers in his outfit to the news that Japan has surrendered and the war is over. He is delighted at the thought of coming home and starting a family.
Date: August 12, 1945
Creator: Fielder, Park B.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Photograph of Men of the U. S. Navy V-12 Program]

Description: Photograph of 13 men in front of a brick building. The men are wearing Navy uniforms. Some of the men in the men have been identified with an included description. In the first row, the man on the right is Carter. In the second row, the man on the left is John Webb and the man to his right is Sheldon Booth. In the third row, the man on the left is Plowman and the man on the far right is Chandler. In the fourth row, the man in the middle is Sloan.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Photograph of Chuck Allen and Friends in San Diego]

Description: Photograph of Chuck Allen and some friends in San Diego. In all there are two men, two women and a young girl. The men and women in the photograph are in uniform. One of the men is in a Navy uniform. The group is outdoors and is smiling. The text on the back reads, "A weekend outing from Navy Hospital at San Diego."
Date: unknown
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