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Partial Inventory of the Wilbur J. Peterkin Papers
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Motion picture film Film shelf

Motion picture films 1944

 

China U.S.A.O.S., 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Film shot by Wilbur J. Peterkin while stationed in China during World War II. 16mm, color and black and white, silent. Roll 2. Detailed contents list below. Use copy reference number: 76018_f_0008113
 

October 5, 1944

 

Occasion of Legion Merit for Colonel Barrett

 

Chu Teh, Mao Tse Tung, Ludden, Barrett, and members of Mission

 

General Bergin- who presented Legion of Merit

 

Gunther Stein - Brooks Atkinson in door of plane

 

Yeh Chien Ying, Madam Chu Teh

 

February 5, 1945

 

Colonel Morris DePass

 

February 11, 1945

 

Chinese New Year and band with gifts for mission

 

April 18-20, 1945

 

Trip to Yenchang oil fields; Peterkin, Lt. Col Dexheimer and Colonel Andrus and Mr. Yellachich

 

Oil wells pumped by man-power

 

Road cave in. 25 fords in about 69 miles.

 

May 1945

 

Lt. Happe (knit cap) and Sgt. White going to Varoff Field

 

Chinese weather observers and radio operators to be flown behind Japanese lines. Tai Hang.

 

Yenan Water system

 

June 1945

 

Orderlies planting vegetables after drough

 

Hsiao Ping photographer

 

Mr. Wu head of photography

 

March 23, 1945

 

Chungking

 

Threshing rice

 

March 25, 1945

 

Convoy Chunking-Yenan, 4 3/4 tons with 1 ton trailers and one jeep with trailer. Personnel Peterkin, Captain Pomeranze, MC, Catain William Glei, Captain Eaton, Lt. Proccino, Lt. Hauck, Sergeant Sevia Thorne OSS, Sgt. Richards, Corporal Peel, Lt. Happe

 

Lt. Hauck and Lt. Proccanino

 

Captain Pomeranze with dark glasses

 

Sgt. Thorne with dark glasses

 

Lt. Happe eating apple

 

Captain Glei no shirt eating apple

 

April 2, 1945

 

City of Paochi - camped on airfield

 

Kuo Min Tang soldier

 

Peterkin and camel - Yenan

 

June 27, 1945

 

B25 Lt. Happe and Sgt. White return from Varoff Field

 

July 4, 1945

 

Signal flare caught on telephone wire across river

 

Civilian William Taylor captured on Wake Island escaped from Japanese in North China and rescued by guerrillas

 

July 5, 1945

 

Political meeting with KMT, KCT, and other political parties

 

Yeh Chien Ying, Chun Yi, Mao Tse Tung, Madam Chou En Lai, etc.

 

Peterkin and laborers at Yenan airfield

 

Lt. Klein with young art student from Yu Lin Art Academy

 

September 3, 1945

 

Victory parade in Chungking

 

Victory Arch Chungking

 

September 13, 1945

 

Approach to Hause # 15, Peterkin's billet.

 

View from window of House #15

 

Mission to Yenan, Roll 5 circa 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Film shot by Wilbur J. Peterkin while stationed in China during World War II. 16 mm, black and white, silent. Roll 5. Use copy reference number: 76018_f_0008114
Motion picture film Film shelf

Dixie Compound, Roll 4 circa 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Film shot by Wilbur J. Peterkin while stationed in China during World War II. 16mm, color, silent. Roll 4. Use copy reference number: 76018_f_0008799.
Box 1-4

Not yet described

Box 5

Photographs 1943-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 1

September 1943 - December 1943

Box/Folder 5 : 2

January 1944 - February 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 3

March 1944 - May 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 4

June 1944 - July 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 5

August 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 6

September 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 7

October 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 8

November 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 9

December 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 10

January 1945 - February 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 11

March 1945 - June 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 12

July 1945 - September 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 13

Post-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 14-15

Undated, likely 1943-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 16

Maps and Outline of Voyage, circa 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 17

Small photo album, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 5 : 18

Time"Specially printed for members of the U.S. armed forces overseas" December 10, 1945

Box/Folder 5 : 19

Larger photographs, July 1944 - December 1944; pictures of maps, circa 1944

Box/Folder 5 : 20

Peterkin: "Inside China: An Eyewitness Account of America's Mission in Yenan," preliminary draft, 1992

Box/Folder 5 : 21

Photo negatives, circa 1944, 1978

Box/Folder 5 : 22

Color photo slides, 1943 - 1945

Envelope A

92 photographs depicting W. J. Peterkin's activities as executive and commanding officer of the U.S. Observer Mission to the Chinese Communists, 1944-1945

Scope and Contents note

Includes prints of Communist Chinese leaders and views of Yenan.
Album fB

Photo album of 245 prints of China, Nigeria, and India at the time of World War II, undated

Envelope C

66 prints depicting the International Peace Hospital with the Chinese communist forces, 1944

Box 6

Correspondence, 1943-1945

Box/Folder 6 : 1

July 1943-August 1943

Box/Folder 6 : 2

September 1943

Box/Folder 6 : 3

October 1943-December 1943

Box/Folder 6 : 4

January 1944-February 1944

Box/Folder 6 : 5

March 1944

Box/Folder 6 : 6

April 1944

Box/Folder 6 : 7

May 1944

Box 7-8

Not yet described

Box 9

Correspondence, 1944-1945

Box/Folder 9 : 1

June 1944

Box/Folder 9 : 2

July 1944

Box/Folder 9 : 3

August 1944-September 1944

Box/Folder 9 : 4

January 1945-February 1945, April 1945

Box/Folder 9 : 5

May 1945-July 1945

 

Rest of collection not yet described