Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Engineer aviation battalion photographs

Abstract

The Engineer aviation battalion photographs (dated 1945, undated; 0.01 cubic feet; 26 photographs) comprises pictures that document Japan at the end of World War II.

Descriptive Summary

Title
Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Engineer aviation battalion photographs
Extent
0.01 Cubic Feet
Subjects
World War, 1939-1945.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Photography
World War, 1939-1945 -- Japan
Capitulations, Military.
Arrangement
The Wade Hall Collection of American Letters has been processed into discrete collections based on provenance.
Finding Aid Author
Sarah Coblentz
Preferred Citation
2009ms132.0618: [identification of item], Wade Hall Collection of American Letters: Engineer aviation battalion photographs, 1945, undated, University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.
Repository
University of Kentucky

Collection Overview

Biography / History
No information available on battalion photographer.
American Letters collector Wade Hall (1934-2015) was a native of Union Springs, Alabama. Starting in 1962, he lived in Louisville, where he taught English and chaired the English and Humanities/Arts programs at Kentucky Southern College and Bellarmine University. He also taught at the University of Illinois and the University of Florida. He held degrees from Troy State University (B.S.), the University of Alabama (M.A.), and the University of Illinois (Ph.D.). He served for two years in the U.S. Army in the mid-fifties. Dr. Hall was the author of books, monographs, articles, plays, and reviews relating to Kentucky, Alabama, and Southern history and literature. His most recent books include A Visit with Harlan Hubbard; High Upon a Hill: A History of Bellarmine College; A Song in Native Pastures: Randy Atcher's Life in Country Music; and Waters of Life from Conecuh Ridge.
Scope and Content
The Engineer aviation battalion photographs (dated 1945, undated; 0.01 cubic feet; 26 photographs) comprises pictures that document Japan at the end of World War II. The images depict ruins from battles, the damage done to buildings and shrines, how locals are continuing to live in those areas, and glimpses of Allied occupation. Two images show the surrender of Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands by Lieutenant General Toshiro Nomi and acceptance by Allied forces.
The Engineer aviation battalion photographs collection is part of the Wade Hall Collection of American Letters, which includes correspondence and diaries from all over North America covering the time period of the Civil to Korean Wars. The materials were collected by Wade Hall and document everyday men and women.

Restrictions on Access and Use

Conditions Governing Access
Conditions Governing Access Collection is open to researchers by appointment.
Use Restrictions
The physical rights to the materials in this collection are held by the University of Kentucky Special Collections Research Center.

Contents of the Collection

Unidentified persons clearing field of debris, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 1
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View of war-damaged Shinto shrine, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 2
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View of military tents from a distance, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 3
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Beached ship on debris filled beach, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 4
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Unknown building, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 5
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Unidentified soldier outside building with Kanji sign above door, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 6
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Abandoned ship on debris filled beach, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 7
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Unknown building, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 8
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View down dirt road, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 9
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Four unidentified white men in military uniforms under sign reading: 1949th ENGR AVN Utilities Company with Army Corps of Engineers and Eights Air Force insignia on it, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 10
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Surrender of Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands, 1945 September 7

  • Box WH-61, item 11
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Surrender of Japanese forces in the Ryukyu Islands, 1945 September 7

  • Box WH-61, item 12
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Shinto shrine, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 13
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Unidentified Japanese man resting on a cart, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 14
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Hall filled with seated unidentified men, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 15
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Heavily damaged building, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 16
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Unidentified Japanese man with helmet bearing the letter P on it, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 17
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Frame of unknown metal structure, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 18
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Damaged Shinto shrine, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 19
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Aerial view of Japanese village, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 20
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Rubble and debris of damaged buildings, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 21
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Damaged shrine, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 22
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Heavily damaged ships in water, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 23
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Two unidentified persons and a horse pulling a cart, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 24
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Troops on ship, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 25
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Troops on ship, undated

  • Box WH-61, item 26
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