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    • Oral History with George Proctor, May 19, 2011

    • Proctor, George
    • World War, 1939-1945--Pacific Area; Mexican Americans--Arizona; Local government--Santa Cruz County (Ariz.)
    • George Proctor was born in Tucson, Arizona in 1918 and grew up on ranches in the Santa Ritas Mountains area. He graduated from the University of Arizona with a degree in range ecology and was drafted into the U.S. Army for World War II. Mr. Proctor...
    • Wheeler Family History, Part 1

    • Terry Wheeler
    • Oral histories; Arizona History; Arizona History 19th century; Arizona History 20th Century; Gila County (Ariz.); Biography; Cattle--West (U.S.)--History; Ranching History of Gila County; Ranch managers--Arizona; U.S. Forest Service; Southern...
    • Terry Wheeler talks about the history of his great gandparents, Irish emigrants, who came to Arizona working on the railroad in the late 1800s. Terry's mother told him stories about Pancho Villa and of seeing Geronimo, captured and waiting for...
    • The CIC On Post-War Duty

    • U.S. Army
    • World War, 1939-1945. United States. Army. Counter Intelligence Corps. Japanese American soldiers.
    • Japanese Americans, known as Nisei during World War II, were often put in roles that capitalized on their language skills and cultural knowledge. This service to their nation was all the more incredible when considered against the backdrop of U.S....
    • Air Attack on Japanese Carriers Kagi and Akagi, Midway Battle

    • Coale, Griffith Bailey
    • World War, 1939-1945--Campaigns--Midway Islands
    • This image shows the Japanese aircraft carriers Kaga (erroneously credited as Kagi on the poster) and Akagi being attacked by American aircraft at the Battle of Midway, a pivotal battle in the Pacific Theatre of World War II.
    • Chemical Warfare Agents

    • Office of Civilian Defense
    • World War, 1939-1945. Chemical agents (Munitions).
    • Chemical warfare on the level practiced in World War I was thankfully absent in World War II, but there was no certainty that would be the case at the time, especially if things looked dire. While the continental U.S. was far removed from both...
    • Fuel Fights!

    • War Production Board
    • Rationing--United States. World War, 1939-1945.
    • Fuel of any kind was critical to the Allied cause in World War II. The U.S. Army was the first force in history to be almost entirely mechanized, at least from a supply chain perspective. Even the mighty German Wehrmacht, synonymous with mechanized...
    • December 22

    • Buehman Studios
    • World War, 1939-1945--Arizona--Tucson
    • An electric air raid siren was installed on the Sabino Canyon Road estate of Tucsonan Florence Pond on this date in 1941. The estate can be seen in this undated photograph. Other sirens were located throughout the Tucson area at the Southern...
    • Allied Military Currency 5 Mark

    • 1944 Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company-Boston, Massachusettes
    • WW2 - Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This AMC banknote is square in shape and is stamped with magenta ink denoting it as worth 5 Reichmark. The style of the note itself resembles the American dollar bills with a leafy design around the border and an intricate watermark with a large...
    • Alllied Military Currency 1 Mark

    • 1944 Forbes Lithographic Manufacturing Company-Boston, Massachusettes
    • WW2 - Currency; World War II (1939-1945); World War II Artifacts; Nazi Germany and the Holocaust
    • This AMC banknote in square in shape and is stamped with blue ink denoting it as worth 1 Reichmark. The style of the note itself resembles the American dollar bills with a leafy design around the border and an intricate watermark with a large “M”...

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