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Description: Map shows portions of "Tartaria," "India within Ganges," "The Ile Corea" [Korea as an island], Japan, the Great Wall, cities and provinces of China, and part of [North] America. Relief shown pictorially. Scale not given.
Date: 1676
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Military officers on the deck of the USS Missouri for the Japanese Surrender of WWII]

Description: Photograph relating to the signing of the Japanese Instrument of Surrender that ended WWII. Allied military officers stand on the deck of the USS Missouri. From left to right on the front row are: Lt. General Kuzma Derevyando of the U.S.S.R.; General Sir Thomas Blamey of Australia; Colonel Lawrence Moore Cosgrave of Canada; General Jacques LeClerc of France; Vice Admiral Conrad E.L. Helfrich of the Netherlands; and Air Vice Marshall Leonard M. Isitt of New Zealand.
Date: September 2, 1945
Creator: Kahl, Kalvin Henry
Partner: Heritage House Museum

[Gilbert Going up Gangway]

Description: Photograph of a soldier identified as Gilbert walking up the gangway of the ship USAT Etolin, bound from Yokohama, Japan to the United States. Other soldiers stand around in the background.
Date: October 1945
Partner: The 12th Armored Division Memorial Museum

Oral History Interview with Charles Pase, April 12, 2001

Description: Interview with Charles Pase, a marine during World War II. He discusses joining the Marines and training on New Zealand and other Pacific islands. He describes landing on Tarawa, the battle of Tarawa itself, and locating and burying the dead bodies after the battle. He also talks about going to Hawaii for more training before going to Saipan, various guns and artillery he used, encountering natives on Saipan and being in Nagasaki after the bomb was dropped. He relates ancedotes about having tonsillitis during the Tarawa attack, fights that some Marines got into with local Hawaiians while training there and prejudices against Japanese-Americans, mistaking a land crab that pinched the back of his neck for a bayonet, getting Dengue Fever, and faking a landing on April Fools' Day.
Date: April 12, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Pase, Charles
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Chris Walker, February 11, 2003

Description: Interview with Chris Walker, a carpenter during World War II. He discusses working as a carpenter in the Marines at Camp Pendleton and on Tinian and Saipan. He was present at Okinawa and in Nagasaki after Japan surrendered. He also tells stories about generals, his colonel, rations, and friendly fire. He describes some of the memorabilia he kept.
Date: February 11, 2003
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Walker, Chris
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Sam H. Snoddy, April 29, 2004

Description: Interview with Sam H. Snoddy, a U. S. Marine during World War II. He served in the 3rd Battalion, 8th Marine Regiment, 2nd Marine Division. After training, he participated in the initial landing at Saipan where he was wounded in the knees and shoulder on the beach by shell fragments. He was loaded onto a hospital ship with several other casualties before going to Hawaii to recuperate. He participated in the Okinawa campaign and spent time at Nagasaki on occupation duty. After being discharged, he went to college on the G. I. Bill, and eventually settled in Texas, where he worked in the oil industry.
Date: April 29, 2004
Creator: Smith, Ned & Snoddy, Sam H.
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

[Portrait of Mark C. Yoakum]

Description: Portrait of Private First Class Mark C. Yoakum wearing a nice jacket. The text on the photograph contains information about his troop company, his birth and death dates, the medals he won, and the names of his parents: "P. F. C. Mark C. Yoakum, Co. L. 4th Marines Born March 26th, 1925 Killed May 22nd, 1945 at Okinawa Purple Heart, Silver Star, and Took part in four invasions Son of Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Yoakum."
Date: unknown
Partner: Pioneer City County Museum

Oral History Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, August 14, 2008

Description: Interview with Homer James "Jim" Avery, founder of James Avery Craftsman from Kerrville, Texas. Mr. Avery discusses his childhood, education, service in World War II, and starting and developing his jewelry business. The interview includes photographs of Mr. Avery, on pages 35-41.
Date: August 14, 2008
Creator: Collins, Francelle Robison; Webb, Jeanie Archer; Leonard, Julie Mosty & Avery, Homer James
Partner: Kerr County Historical Commission