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Messinger Pacific Theater World War II Collection
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1. Photographs 1945

Scope and Content Note

Contains one subseries: A. Photographs of Hawaii and Japan.
 

A. Photographs of Hawaii and Japan

Scope and Content Note

Contains black-and-white snapshots of military personnel from the Army, Navy and Marines, and the Japanese people in and around Sasebo; military transport by air, land and sea, and the devastation from firebombing and the atomic bomb at the close of World War II, arranged chronologically from August-October, 1945.
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Sad Sacks, the day of leaving, Hawaii

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Always trucks

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Convoy making up in Pearl Harbor

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Plenty of room to enjoy the beautiful trip out

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From the bridge to forward deck

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Real comfort below-decks

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Late evening, Sept. 21, 1945, Sasebo, Japan

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Early morning, Sept. 22, 1945, Sasebo, Japan

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The outer harbor looking east to China, Sasebo, Japan

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Sasebo's inner harbor

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Landing at the Seaplane Base of the great Sasebo Naval Base, Sept. 22, 1945

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The first Christian service to be held in this area

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This factory moved 95% underground

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A great factory for making catapults

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Inside said bunkhouse – former factory

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Mountainside entrance to underground factory

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Inside view of underground factory

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Japanese working for 98th N.C.B. cutting grass

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Airstrip of mowed grass at V.M.O. 5 Seaplane Base, Sasebo

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Typical forward area Post Office

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Some mail did come

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Sweating out the trip home

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Stateside hair cut???

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Japanese Washrack

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We stand in line to eat!!! We Stand in Line!!!

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Japanese squat facing the high end

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One of three Peace Planes

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Charcoal burners used in lieu of gasoline

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Typical farm wife with child on her back

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Little Miss, with Sasebo Harbor in background

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Curing rice in sunlight

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Even the very old did their share

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All except the middle-class city man — his wife his serf

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Not so the farmer — his wife his partner

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Saw a great deal of this

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Typical sight of loaded women

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As a rule, it's the women's place in front of the load

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Taken near Haiki, 10 miles from Sasebo

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Japanese police

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Kids — very colorful kimonos

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Notice the very large doll on the child's back

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Threshing rice

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Japanese bicycle-taxi near Kashima

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Inside shot of middle-class home

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It's quite humid in this area

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View of Sonogi, Japan, with terraced rice paddies

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Women carry male children until quite an advanced age

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Air view of rice paddies

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Very little land goes to waste in Japan

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Ten million people live on the island of Kyushu alone

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View of terraced fields

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Air view of the Kumamoto Mountains across the Shimabara Kaiwan Bay

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Inland waterways on air flight from Sasebo to Nagasaki

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Rice fields, with part of Saga Mountain Range in background

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Japanese plane factory, not far from Omuta.

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Roadside shrine hidden in the rocks

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Inside view of the Catholic Church, Sacred Heart, Main Street, Sasebo

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Entrance to Shinto Shrine

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These shrines were out of bounds to all troops

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Entrance to a Buddhist temple

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Country village

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Country estate of rich farmer

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Front view of estate

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Better than average farm house

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Missionary school

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Main street of Sasa Village, approximately 20 miles north of Sasebo

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Main street of Arita, northeast of Sasebo

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Alleys of Sasebo

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Three Japanese aircraft carriers

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Middle class city house

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Looking over the city of Omuta

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Sasebo from the air

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Closer view of the city showing the firebombed area

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Military college, 5th Marine Headquarters

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Closer view of Sasebo

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Sasebo

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Sasebo main street

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Looking across town

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His home

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Firebombing hit in spots, leaving others untouched

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The main theater, Sasebo, gutted

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Sasebo Main Street

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The main shopping area

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The air view from Omora. This section untouched

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Nagasaki, bomb dropped midway in the upper center, looking north Aug. 9, 1945

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The entire valley was a complete ruin, looking south

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The residential area, protected from the bomb blast to the north by a range of hills

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Large airplane factory. At the upper end of valley, or north end

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Vertical view of a string of factories at the southern end of the Nagasaki Valley

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Close of factories

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Flying over the residential area

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Former church located on the very edge of the bomb blast

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Result of blast – southern end of valley

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Approximately 12 miles from bomb blast, to the north, beyond the end of the valley

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Japanese Army-Navy hospital — southern end of valley

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Approximately eight miles to the northeast of the valley, only the blast reached here

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A few miles further on, up the same valley

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Church approximately seven miles down the southern end of the valley

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The sun has set on Japan