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[Portrait of Park Burton Fielder]

Description: Portrait of Park Burton Fielder, visible from the chest up; he is wearing a military uniform with a dark-colored jacket and matching hat. Text on the back reads, "Grandson of Jim and Mattie Fielder. Park Burton Fielder. Age 22. 1942. Named for grandfathers! James Park Fielder, Peter Burton McNatt."
Date: 1942
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Flying Cadets' Oath]

Description: A handwritten oath signed by four Flying Cadets. It reads: "Brogdon House, April 9, 1943. We the undersigned do solemnly swear, that on or about June 1, 1942 by oath to ourselves, we have agreed to become Flying Cadets. Furthermore: that we will go as a group, unless called to Colors before our enlistment date - In All-mighty GOD we trust and rest our future. Signed this date: Edward Gaynel Gregory, Gene Douglas Mitchell, Elton Leslie Brogdon, James O. Elder, Jack Verne Watson."
Date: April 9, 1942
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[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

Make and Mend

Description: Booklet describing the best ways to mend, alter, or reuse clothing in order to make garments last longer or avoid buying new items during World War II.
Date: 1942
Creator: The Spool Cotton Company
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Christmas Wishes from Mildred Reddy, December 2, 1942]

Description: Christmas greeting card from Mildred Reddy to Jack Vaughan, on December 2, 1942. The front shows a drawing of an American flag enclosed in a star, with a red, white, and blue musical staff in the background. She wishes him a merry Christmas, and hopes that he and the army will make it back safely.
Date: December 2, 1942
Creator: Garvin, Mildred Reddy
Partner: Arlington Public Library

Know Your Enemy: Japan!

Description: A pamphlet published during World War II about Japan, organized into sections answering ten questions: I. How large is the Japanese Empire? -- II. Is Japan self-sufficient in food? -- III. Is Japan self-sufficient in raw materials? -- IV. How will Japan's conquests in Southern Asia affect her raw material position? -- V. If Japan is so poor in raw materials, how was she able to become a great industrial power? -- VI. What are the present living standards of the Japanese people? -- VII. Who owns Japanese banks and industry? -- VIII. How is Japan governed? -- IX. Are there Trade Unions in Japan? -- X. What is Japan's naval and military strength?
Date: 1942
Creator: Jenkinson, Anthony
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[Keep 'Em Flying booklet]

Description: Book issued to flying cadets, including information such as officer personnel, student officers, cadet of the class of June 1942, and details of cadet life.
Date: June 1942
Creator: Austin, Garth G.
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

[Lubbock Army Flying School Graduation Announcement, 1942]

Description: Invitation for the graduation from The Lubbock Army Flying School for November 10, 1942. The front cover has the name of the flying school and an illustration of an airplane in the bottom right corner. The text on the inside reads, "The Lubbock Army Flying School of Lubbock, Texas announces the graduation of Class 42-J. Tuesday morning, November tenth, nineteen hundred and forty-two at ten o'clock."
Date: 1942
Creator: Lubbock Army Air Field (Tex.)
Partner: Arlington Historical Society’s Fielder House Museum

[ROTC Cadets Being Gassed]

Description: Copy negative of ROTC cadets at North Texas Agricultural College being gassed, while an officers watches to the right. They wear gas masks and carry rifles. An officer watches on to the right.
Date: unknown
Partner: University of Texas at Arlington Library