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[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.
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
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.
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.
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Arlington High School Class of 1939]

Description: Photograph of all graduates of Arlington High School Class of 1939. All graduates are named individually. Some names have awards listed next to them. Awards include: Athletics-Ben Love, Valedictorian-Faye Nation, Athletics-Elsie Lowe, Scholarship-Frank Wallace, Superintendent-Ben Everitt, Secretary of Treasury and Popularity-Martha J. Hornaday, Popularity-Forrest Green, Sponsor-Elizabeth Geer, Principal-W. R. Windish, Queen-Lois Herbert, Salutatorian-Mary L. Pemberton, Prettiest-Anna Lou Williams, Best Looking-Roy Post, President-Tom Elder, Vice-President-Maurice Duncan.
Date: 1939
Creator: Arlington High School
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[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

[Arlington Scrap Metal Drive]

Description: Copy negative of Mayor W. F. Altman, H. E. Caton, Alfred Brown, and D. S. Hood standing in front of a pile of scrap metal across the street from a Safeway. A car is parked on the side of the street behind Hood. The metal was collected during a scrap metal drive for the war effort.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Arlington World War II Memories

Description: Compilation of biographical and autobiographical information about persons from Arlington, Texas who served during World War II. It includes narratives, copies of letters, forms, newspaper clippings, photographs, and other items detailing their lives and service.
Date: unknown
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Army Day Parade]

Description: Copy negative of a jet-propelled P-80 Shooting Star mounted on a truck. People line the street to watch the parade. Trucks, cars, and cadets can be seen farther down the street.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[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
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
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~
Partner: Arlington Public Library