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Penn Field

Description: Soldiers standing in formation during aviation training at Penn Field during first World War. Penn Field was located in south Austin, bordered by what is now South Congress, Woodward St. and Ben White Blvd.
Date: 1917/1918
Creator: Jordan Company
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[Group of World War I Army enlisted men eating beside tent rows]

Description: Photograph of several enlisted men in what appear to be World War I U.S. infantry uniforms, some wearing sweaters and others thick shirts, eating at the end of a row of field tents. They are eating from metal mess kits, and the meal appears to include biscuits. Several of the men are wearing enlisted visor hats. Three of the men are identified in handwriting on the photograph: Walter, Clyde and George.
Date: 1917
Partner: Austin History Center, Austin Public Library

[U.S. War Department Bulletin 55, October 7, 1918]

Description: Bulletin printing a notice about confusion involving soldiers attempting to open accounts with Federal Reserve banks, a statement about the War Camp Community Service, and a ruling of the Judge Advocate General on the proper definition of a "military camp."
Date: October 7, 1918
Creator: March, Payton Conway
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Fort Sam Houston Bulletin 136]

Description: US Army Southern Department Headquarters bulletin reprinting a War Department bulletin that outlines regulations for soldiers' private property, followed by amendments to orders on troops' accommodations, and communications from the Army Adjutant General's office regarding the stoppage of pay for absent soldiers, applications for Army commissions by employees of government offices, and a prohibition on the voluntary induction of soldiers registered before September 12.
Date: October 23, 1918
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Fort Sam Houston Bulletin 124]

Description: Bulletin reprinting War Department special regulations 28, change 3, which outlines footcare regulations for soldiers, as well as letters from the US Army Adjutant General's office regarding a change to form 1010 "P.M.G.O.," a change to general orders number 82 section IV, and a reminder about regulation of Red Cross sweaters.
Date: September 30, 1918
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[U.S. War Department General Orders 87]

Description: General orders outlining new requirements on qualification cards for embarked officers; a terminology change affecting "attached" versus "assigned" officers; requirements for finger printing; and the organization of new special and technical engineer units.
Date: September 23, 1918
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Memo from L. R. Hare to Southern Department Finance Branch Quartermaster, December 23, 1918]

Description: Memorandum from Lt. Col. L. R. Hare to the Army Southern Department finance branch quartermaster explaining that no notation was made on certain soldiers' discharge certificates that they had received their final pay, and that he had furnished letters to correct this.
Date: December 23, 1918
Creator: Hare, L. R.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Postcard of "A Company Street"]

Description: Postcard of a street within Camp MacArthur. Tents line up on either side of the street with soldiers walking around. The postcard is address to Mrs. Belle Huggins from Sabula, Mo.
Date: September 29, 1918
Creator: Mann, F.
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis

[Fort Sam Houston Bulletin 135]

Description: Bulletin reprinting general orders that outline the process for enabling soldiers to vote in US elections, and registration and care of motor vehicles in the service. Following are forwarded War Department communications regarding war insurance and insurance for deserters.
Date: October 21, 1918
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[U.S. War Department Bulletin 56]

Description: Bulletin stating that designated "liberty theaters" will be furnished heat and lighting without charge, confirming the designation of two military camps, listing depots where uniforms and related stock will be carried after January 1, and outlining regulations on private property claims by soldiers.
Date: October 14, 1918
Creator: March, Payton Conway
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[Fort Sam Houston Bulletin 132]

Description: Bulletin reprinting a communication from the U.S. Army Adjutant General's Office regarding the definition of "spouse" in regulations for War Risk Insurance.
Date: October 12, 1918
Creator: United States. War Department.
Partner: Hardin-Simmons University Library

[WWI Soldier Otto Hodel]

Description: Photograph of Otto Hodel, a WWI soldier born 1896 in Coryell Co., Texas. He died 1967 in Hale Co., Texas. Mr. Hodel is posing in soldier's uniform in front of a dark colored background. The photograph was taken by Nagel, San Antonio.
Date: unknown
Creator: Nagel
Partner: Private Collection of T. B. Willis
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