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Vahan Ouzoonian U. S. Army Signal Corps photographs
1991.0001  
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Description
The Vahan Ouzoonian U. S. Army Signal Corps photographs collection is comprised of 248 photographic prints dating from the final year of World War II. The prints depict the progress of the U.S. Army through Central and Western Europe in the months before Axis surrender.
Background
The U.S. Army’s Signal Corps had the enormous task of managing communications for the Army’s ground and air forces throughout World War II. As part of this effort, hundreds of photographers were sent into the field to capture motion picture and still photographs documenting all aspects of the war. The film was used for training, historical documentation, and publication. Private Vahan Ouzoonian, of the 3908 Signal Corps Battalion, offered up many of his own cameras for the use of the Signal Corps. He served in Europe from 1943-45 before returning to his native California, where he died in 2001.
Extent
248 photographic prints
Restrictions
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository and the copyright holder (if applicable).
Availability
The collection is open for research use.