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[1 Italian Lira]
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."
[1 Italian Lira]
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."
[1 Italian Lira]
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."
[5 Italian Lire]
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."
[5 Italian Lire]
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."
[L-5 Observation Airplane]
Photograph of an L-5 observation airplane in flight.
[10 Filipino Pesos]
Paper bill worth ten pesos used by the Japanese government during their occupation of the Philippines from 1942-1945. The front of the bill has text saying "The Japanese Government," and "Ten Pesos." On the right side of the bill there is a picture of a person riding a horse through a forest of palm trees, and on the left there is a large "X" printed in white. The back of the bill has "Ten Pesos" printed in a large font with an ornate design for a border.
[L-39 Pilot Class Graduation Photograph]
Photograph of the L-39 pilot graduating class in Denton, Texas. The men in the back two rows stand, and the men in the front row kneel.
[50 Filipino Centavos]
Paper bill worth fifty centavos used by the Japanese government during their occupation of the Philippines from 1942 to 1945. This bill has a picture on the front right of a person riding an animal through a forest of palm trees; there is an ornate design on the back side with double "50" printed on the left and right.
[100 Mexican Pesos]
Paper bill worth 100 Mexican pesos printed in 1942. This bill has a photograph of a man on the far right side and a large "100" printed in the left center portion of the front side; the title of the bill is "El Banco de Mexico." The back of the bill has a photograph of a large building in the center, "100" printed on the far left and right, and a note on the bottom saying "Cien Pesos."
[119th Armored Engineer Battalion Bus]
Photograph of two uniformed U.S. Army soldiers standing together and reading a piece of paper while standing near the open door of a 119th Armored Engineer Battalion bus. "119th Armored Engr" is written directly under its side windows.
[119th Armored Engineer Battalion Bus in Germany]
Photograph of a 119th Armored Engineer Battalion bus parked near a small house in Germany. The Battalion's name is painted on the side, as is a triangular logo. Men can be seen getting into either of the bus' two doors, and another soldier stands by the rear door. Bundles are strapped down on top of the bus.
[119th Armored Engineer Men at Camp Campbell, Kentucky]
Photograph of some members of the 119th Armored Engineer Battalion posing together while wearing dress uniforms and garrison caps. Five men kneel in front of five standing men. Camp buildings are visible in the background.
[119th Engineer Battalion Jeep]
Photograph of one of the 119th Engineer Battalion's jeeps. The vehicle has mudguards, a cable-cutter, and a driver wearing a U.S. Army uniform.
12th AD Fights Near Colmar Pocket
Photograph of a group of uniformed and helmeted soldiers walking through a forest beside an armored tracked vehicle. Smoke creates an obscuring haze across the photo.
[12th Armored Division Band]
Photograph of the 12th Armored Division Band sitting with their instruments outdoors at Camp Barkeley. Rows of uniformed soldiers sit with a variety of instruments, and a man with a conductor's baton stands in the middle of the photo with his back to the camera. A tent can be seen among small trees in the background, while a jeep is parked on a dirt path to the left.
[12th Armored Division Football Team]
Photograph of the members of the 12th Armored Division's football team. Four rows of the men are arranged on stadium seating. Their names are handwritten on the back of the photo.
[12th Armored Division Headquarters]
Photograph of the 12th Armored Division headquarters building at Camp Barkeley in Abilene, Texas.
[12th Armored Division Memorial]
Photograph of a memorial to the 12th Armored Division near the Dyess Air Base in Abilene, Texas. It reads: "Dedicated to the memory of all men of the 12th Armored Division in World War II. Camp Barkeley, 1943-44." There is a list of 12th Armored Division units and division actions in the middle of the memorial. The text under that reads: "Installed by members and friends of the 12th Armored Division Association. Memorial Committee: R. O. Collier, M. R. Drum, M. L. Glover, F. G. Hatt, Jr., J. J. King, B. Leftwich".
[12th Armored Division Memorial in Herrlisheim]
Photograph of a gold plaque dedicated to the 12th Armored Division in Herrlisheim, hanging on a wooden wall.
[12th Armored Division Memorial Museum Dedication]
Photograph of a large crowd of people sitting outside at the dedication service of the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum in Abilene, Texas. Several men in blue Army uniforms are seated on a raised platform in the background.
[12th Armored Division Patch]
Photograph of the 12th Armored Division patch engraved on the side of the Armored Forces Monument. The 13th Armored Division patch is also visible to the right, and text is engraved on the top of the monument.
[12th Armored Division Quilt]
Photograph of a quilt with the insignia of the 12th Armored Division surrounded by the patches of its units, on display in the 12th Armored Division museum in Abilene, Texas.
[12th Armored Division Reunion]
Photograph of men and women sitting around dinner tables at a reunion for the 12th Armored Division in Louisville, Kentucky.
[12th Armored Division Rodeo]
Photograph of the 12th Armored Division rodeo at Abilene, Texas. There are three men and two horses in a corral, and spectators watch around its edges.
[12th Armored Division Sign]
Photograph of a 12th Armored Division sign at Dillingen Bridge in Germany.
[12th Armored Division Sign]
Photograph of a wooden triangle that contains patches from the 12th Armored Division on a yellow field. The left leg of the triangle says "12th Armored Division," the right leg says "1942 to 1945 - Hellcats," and the base says "Suicide * BlueChip * Mystery Div. by Trappe B119" in yellow lettering.
[12th Armored Division Sign for a Danube River Bridge]
Photograph of a sign that stands beside houses, a telephone pole, and in front of a tree. The sign reads "You are crossing the beautiful blue Danube thru courtesy of the 12th Armd Division." The lower right portion of the sign features a triangle.
[12th Armored Division Soldiers in Herrlisheim]
Photograph of the 12th Armored Division soldiers in Herrlisheim, including Nicholas Kepf.
[12th Armored Division Tank]
Photograph of a 12th Armored Division tank in a field.
[12th Armored Division Tanks]
Photograph of a 12th Armored Division tank. The tank driver stands next to it.
[12th Armored Division Veterans]
Photograph of veterans holding flags while walking in a dedication parade for the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum.
[12th Armored Division Veterans in Parade]
Photograph of a group of 12th Armored Division veterans in a truck at the dedication parade for the 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum in October 2001.
[12th Armored Sign on Blue Danube]
Photograph of a pair of young men standing beside a sign. The sign reads "You are crossing the beautiful Blue Danube thru courtesy of the 12th Armd Division."
[12th Kentucky Camp Campbell]
Photograph of a young man with gelled hair wearing a button down shirt, standing on the steps of a small building. A note on the corner reads "To Marty with Love, Bob," along with "12th and Kentucky - Camp Campbell, KY."
[134th Ordnance Battalion at Mammoth Cave]
Photograph of the 134th Ordnance Battalion at Mammoth Cave in Kentucky. Those in the front row are, from left to right, Ralph Scheiderer, Harvey Sutton, Joseph Blasevic, Edwin Long, unidentified, Carl Moellering, Kenneth Boner, unidentified, Melvin Boyd, Donald Truesdell, and Robert Hartwig. Those in the second row are unidentified, Charles Walls, Raymond Brown, Herschel Richardson, Bob Richards, Eldon Green, Aimo Kivipelto, Gerald Bright, William Bonner, and J. Tomlianovich. Those in the third row are two unidentified soldiers, Dr. Vincent Amato, David Duckword, Bennie Zabarowski, Frost, two unidentified soldiers, Charlie Daniel, and another unidentified soldier standing outside. Those in the last row are Edward Pelotte, Dionicio Aguilar, unidentified, Theodore Markawisz, unidentified, Henry Van Osch, Joseph Zagorac, William Winkler, unidentified, Henry Barnard, two unidentified soldiers, Maynar Cerny, and several more unidentified soldiers.
[134th Ordnance Battalion Headquarters]
Photograph of the exterior of the 134th Ordnance Battalion headquarters at Camp Barkeley. A few soldiers stand against a building on the right.
[14th Tank Battalion Tents]
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.
[152nd Signal Company Men with French Children]
Photograph of soldiers from the 152nd Signal Company smiling and standing behind a group of French children. Everyone in the group is wearing a winter coat. Buildings and a statue are partially visible behind the group.
[152nd Signal Company Men with Half-Track]
Photograph of three uniformed soldiers from the 152nd Signal Company smoking at the side of a half-track. The vehicle has a rumpled canvas covering on its bed, and has a star and three dots painted onto its side. An accompanying note says that the three dots identified the vehicle as part of a signal company.
[152nd Signal Company Soldiers]
Photograph of a group of uniformed soldiers from the 152nd Signal Company posing together in a wood. One row of the helmeted men kneels in front of the others. They are carrying a variety of rifles and submachine guns.
[17th Armored Infantry Battalion Basketball Champions]
Photograph of nine basketball players posing together underneath a basketball goal. The foremost man holds a trophy and has knee pads with images of skulls and crossbones. Two mustached men kneel on either side of the basketball team.
[17th Armored Infantry Battalion Display]
Photograph of display cases in the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion section of the 12th Armored Infantry Division in Abilene, Texas. There are pictures mounted on the wall in the background, a uniform in a case to the left, and equipment in a case to the right.
[17th Armored Infantry Battalion Soldier]
Photograph of a smiling soldier wearing a soft cap, shirt, and jacket. The man has dark hair, beard stubble, and exposed chest hair. Train cars with people standing their doorways are visible behind the soldier.
[17th Armored Infantry Battalion Soldier]
Photograph of three uniformed soldiers from the 17th Armored Infantry Battalion together in front of a corrugated tin building. Two of the soldiers wear helmets and stand on either side of a sitting man. The building has straw and canvas on its roof. Clothes hang from a nearby tree branch to the right.
1941: Texas Goes to War
This book is a collection of essays discussing the role of Texans in World War II. It examines both the Texas soldiers fighting in the European and Pacific theaters as well as the Texans on the Homefront. The essays describe both the military and social aspects of the war. Index starts on page 241.
1st 134th Battalion Reunion
Photograph of eleven men posing together beside a stone wall during the first reunion of the 134th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion. The men are holding mugs of beer towards a central point while smiling at the camera. William Giannopoulos stands above the other men.
1st 134th Battalion Reunion
Photograph of a group of men standing in a room during the first reunion of of the 134th Ordnance Maintenance Battalion. The men are holding mugs of beer towards a central point while smiling at the camera.
[1st Gun Section]
Photograph of the soldiers of the 1st Gun Section, Company A, 495th Armored Field Artillery Battalion, posing in front of a tank or half-track. Those in the front row are, from left to right, Cooper, Peterson, Hawkins, Brown, and Russell Broadus. The soldiers in the bottom row are Howard McGuffy, James Beymer, Salvatore Deiudicibus, and Kermer.
1st Nazi Captive, Houffbach, Fr
Photograph of a German prisoner of war standing in a French street with people gathered on the sidewalks behind him. He wears a long coat and soft cap, and holds his arms in submission. A uniformed soldier to the left holds a rifle and observes the prisoner.