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[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

[Statement Signed by Justin L. Bible]

Description: Statement signed by Justin L. Bible. It reads: "I, the undersigned, hereby state that my dependent(s) will not accompany me to school. This is in compliance with AG 220.428-31, dated June 26, 1942."
Date: December 18, 1942
Item Type: Text
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

["The Havana Special" over the water]

Description: The Florida East coast Railway takes to the water with its Key West extension. No. 85 southbound, "The Havana Special" goes out to sea about four years after the right of way's completion in 1912. To the right of the viaduct is the Atlantic, while the Gulf of Mexico is to the left. This railroad, badly wrecked by a hurricane in 1936, was abandoned and a motor road was laid over it.
Date: 1912
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Museum of the American Railroad

Sketch of the Gulf of Mexico showing lines of deep sea soundings and profiles of bottom.

Description: Map shows islands and bays along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico from just south of the Rio Grande to the tip of Florida, Key West, and the Dry Tortugas; temperature readings east and south of the Mississippi River delta on inset map. Insets: [fifteen profiles of sections of seabottom for the Gulf of Mexico along lines shown on the main map]. Depths shown by soundings and by profile. Scale [ca. 1:2,400,000].
Date: 1855
Creator: United States Coast Survey
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Map to illustrate the Civil War.

Description: Map shows state boundaries, military posts, major cities, and notable physical features. Inset: "North Eastern Virginia." Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:9,216,000].
Date: 1885
Creator: A.S. Barnes & Co.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Bouldin Family Scrapbook]

Description: The first half of the scrapbook is composed of newspaper articles that have been pasted onto the pages and some that were inserted in between the book's pages. The articles are from Confederate states and contain news, poems, and stories centered around the Civil War and the time after. The second half of the book served as a ledger for the family to keep track of their expenses.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Book
Partner: Rice University Woodson Research Center

State of Florida [Sheet 1].

Description: Map shows the geography, county lines, and settlements in late nineteenth century northern Florida. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:760,320].
Date: 1883
Creator: United States General Land Office
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Carte du Golfe du Mexique.

Description: Map shows Gulf of Mexico coastal detail from the Yucatan Peninsula to the Florida Peninsula, the Greater Antilles, the Bahamas, and neighboring islands; Atlantic coastal detail from Georgia and the Carolinas to Cape Fear. Includes a measurement conversion chart and logo. Relief shown by hachures. Depths shown by soundings and isolines. Soundings in meters. Scale not given.
Date: 1843
Creator: France Dépôt général de la marine
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

The coast of West Florida and Louisiana. : the Peninsula and Gulf of Florida or Channel of Bahama with the Bahama Islands.

Description: Map shows late eighteenth century coastline detail of the Gulf of Mexico from southern Louisiana to the tip of Florida; coastline detail for Atlantic coast of Florida; swamps, islands, inlets, settlements, and ports; similar details for the Bahamas. Includes small illustrations of ships and annotations. Relief shown pictorially. Depths shown by soundings. Scale not given.
Date: 1775
Creator: Jefferys, Thomas, d. 1771
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

United States - East Coast, Florida, Approaches to St. Johns River.

Description: Map shows navigational channels, anchorage, and hazards; roads, airport, towers, and intra-coastal waterway. Includes tidal information and table of channel depths. Depths shown by soundings and isolines. Scale [1:40,000] and Scale [1:10,000].
Date: 1968
Creator: U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

A general chart of the West Indies and Gulf of Mexico : Describing the gulf and windward passages, coasts of Florida, Louisiana, and Mexico, Bay of Honduras and Mosquito Shore; likewise the chart of the Spanish Main to the mouths of the Orinoco [Sheet 1].

Description: Map shows geography and settlements along the Gulf of Mexico coastline, Florida coast along Atlantic Ocean, and most of the Cuba coastline. Scale not indicated.
Date: 1855
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Lloyd's map of the southern states showing all the railroads, their stations & distances, also the counties, towns, villages, harbors, rivers, and forts. Compiled from the latest government and other reliable sources 1862 [Sheet 2]

Description: Map shows mid-nineteenth century geography, county lines, state lines, settlements, and railroad lines in Maryland, Delaware, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida, and parts of Alabama, Kentucky, and Tennessee. Includes text titled "Sketch of the whole southern coast" and map key. Relief shown by hachures. Scale [ca. 1:2,000,000].
Date: 1862
Creator: Lloyd, James T.
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

[Jim Goin with Soldiers]

Description: Photograph of three rows of men in uniform, including Jim Goin, who is the sixth from the top right. There are two tents and a branch-covered shelter behind them.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Private Collection of Bouncer Goin

Oral History Interview with Jerell E. Crow, August 24, 2002

Description: Interview with Jerell E. Crow. He entered the Coast Guard in 1940 and trained in Florida and New York City. He served aboard a Landing Ship, Tank (LST) when those ships were first introduced. He traveled to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania to the Neville Island Shipyard operated by the Dravo Corporation as part of a crew that brought an LST down the Mississippi River to New Orleans. From there, the crew practiced operations at Biloxi, Mississippi. Eventually, Crow travelled to San Diego aboard the LST through the Panama Canal. From there, he went to Guadalcanal and unloaded tanks. Eventually, his ship was hit at Saipan and he was wounded. He also served aboard an LST during the invasions of Iwo Jima and Okinawa. Afterwards, Crow's LST was present in Tokyo Bay for the surrender. He visited Hiroshima while on occupation duty after the atomic bomb was dropped. Eventually, his LST made its way back to San Francisco where he was discharged.
Date: August 24, 2002
Creator: Rabalais, Larry & Crow, Jerell E.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Boyd K. Miller, January 21, 2003

Description: Interview with Boyd K. Miller, a draftsman and pilot during World War II. He discusses being drafted out of college and working as an artist and draftsman. Since he studied art in college, he worked on diagrams and charts. He then transferred to the Air Corps to become a pilot and trained in Pennsylvania, Mississippi, Alabama, New York, Georgia, Florida and Texas.
Date: January 21, 2003
Creator: Misenhimer, Richard & Miller, Boyd K.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

West Indies

Description: This map shows Central America and the surrounding Caribbean area. Cities are marked as well as bodies of water, and geographic features (with relief shown by hachures).
Date: unknown
Item Type: Map
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library

Man Holding Fish

Description: Copy photograph of Dr. Elwin Skiles posing with two large fish. He is holding a fish in each hand.
Date: unknown
Item Type: Photograph
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

Oral History Interview with James F. Sansom, October 8, 2004

Description: Interview with James F. Sansom, an officer in the U. S. Army during World War II. Sansom joined the Army in 1940 and began training on anti-aircraft guns in Florida. He was selected for Officer Candidate School (OCS) and was commissioned a second lieutenant in 1942. He was assigned to the 843rd Anti-Aircraft Artillery Air Warning Battalion, which made its way to India via the Panama Canal and Australia. Shortly after reaching Calcutta, the unit moved to Myitkyina, Burma. After the war, Sansom was assigned to Sagumo Prison outside Tokyo where Japanese war criminals were being held while on trial for war crimes. He describes some of the routines and residents in the prison. Sansom taught Hideki Tojo how to play card games like gin rummy. Sansom also describes the process of executing convicted prisoners as he carried out some sentences. In all, he executed nine convicted war criminals.
Date: October 8, 2004
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Sansom, James F.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Richard Bennett, November 15, 2001

Description: Interview with Richard (Dick) Bennett, a pilot during World War II. He discusses his enlistment in the Army Air Corps, basic training and flight school. He then went to a base in South Carolina to learn to fly B-25s. At Fort Myers, Florida he flew B-26 bombers and trained to fly them off of aircraft carriers so they could drop torpedos on the Japanese fleet during naval battles. He traveled across the Pacific to Brisbane only to be told that they didn't have B-26s for the crews; the colonel there knew nothing about the plan to launch B-26s from aircraft carriers, so they were sent to New Guinea to fly B-17s and supplement the crews for those bombers. From there they made bombing runs or "Washing Machine Charlie"-type runs to keep people awake at night on various Japanese targets in the islands, particularly the base at Rabaul. In fall of 1943, the Army grounded the B-17s due to the damage they had incurred and replaced them with B-24s. The men received manuals and were given only a few days to familiarize themselves with the new planes. They were then sent on bombing runs. He finished his tour of duty at the end of 1943, came back to the United States, and went on a War Bond drive throughout New York. He then went to Ohio to become a B-17 instructor, and traveled to various bases and training schools, including Alamogordo, New Mexico, where he visited only a day after the first atomic bomb test.
Date: November 15, 2001
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Bennett, Richard
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation

Oral History Interview with Lewis R. Hopkins, January 15, 2004

Description: Interview with Lewis R. Hopkins, a pilot during World War II. He describes growing up on a farm in Georgia, going to college at Berry, and working for Sears, Roebuck, and the Royal Typewriter Company before joining the U. S. Navy. He tells an anecdote about joining the navy so he could go to New York to see the World's Fair, since he had heard the Atlanta Reserve would be making a trip to the Fair. He began flight training in Florida in December 1940, finished the next September, then drove cross-country to San Francisco after the Pearl Harbor attack. He eventually joined the USS Enterprise in April 1942 and saw the B-25 bombers in the Doolittle Raid take off. He was part of Bombing Squadron Six and trained under Commander Best to learn how to do scouting flights, navigation, and dive bombing. He then describes his participation in the Battle of Midway, the hours before take-off, his first view of the Japanese fleet, and his bombing mission. He was later assigned to the USS Hornet and had to fly off to a little island so that planes from the USS Wasp could land on the Hornet after their ship had been torpedoed. He contracted malaria while he was on the island. He transferred to the USS Northhampton, then back to the United States to train pilots in dive-bombing at Jacksonville, Florida. He then received post-graduate training in aeronautical engineering at Annapolis and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in order to research and develop aircraft logistics.
Date: January 15, 2004
Creator: Cox, Floyd & Hopkins, Lewis R.
Item Type: Sound
Partner: National Museum of the Pacific War/Admiral Nimitz Foundation