Shenandoah County Library Archives

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Newspaper clipping showing local men involved in the Civilian Pilots Training Program at the Winchester Airport. The program allowed civilians to be trained to fly aircraft in advance of any induction into military service. It was sponsored by the…

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Newspaper clipping showing one of the observation towers built in Shenandoah County during the early part of World War Two. These sites were designed to watch for incoming enemy plans and to monitor US aircraft overhead. They were staffed by…

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This newspaper article appeared in the Daily News-Record on July 17, 1942. During that time period, residents of Shenandoah County were fully mobilized to help fight the Second World War. On the Home Front individuals worked in war plants, harvested…

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This article appeared in the December 12, 1941 edition of the Shenandoah Herald. In it local defense official Cecil Newcorn announced he had received a message ordering the county's lookout posts to be manned around the clock. Eventually sixteen of…

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On April 13, 1945 Corporal Aiden Zirkle died on Okinawa. He was a member of Company E, Second Battalion, Seventh Regiment, First Marine Division. Reports indicate he succumbed to would obtained while leading his unit against an entrenched machine…

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Picture taken by Hugh Morrison showing Alva Fravel, a Shenandoah County who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Bill Jitos who served with the US Army during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Byron Rudy, a Shenandoah County resident who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Byron Rudy, a Shenandoah County resident who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Carl E. Linaweaver, a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Navy during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Carrol Burner, a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Navy as a Aviation Machinist Mate during World War Two.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Carrol Burner and an unknown man. Burner was a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Navy during World War Two. When this photograph was taken he was serving as an aviation machinist.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Carroll Estep, a resident of Mt. Jackson who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Carson Dinges, a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Casper Moomaw a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Army during World War One.

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Hugh Morrison photograph of Casper Moomaw, and Shenandoah County native who served in the US Army during World War One.

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Certificate issued to Franklin J. Walters certifying that is has completed a period of training and active service in the United States Navy during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Charles F. Lichliter, a native of Shenandoah County who served in the US Army Air Force during World War Two.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Daniel Burner Sr. on the left and Daniel Burner Jr. on the right. Both Shenandoah County natives served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Daniel Burner Sr. and Daniel Burner Jr. Both were Shenandoah County natives who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing David A. McClanahan, a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Hugh Morrison photograph of Dick Wickham, a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Army during World War Two. Wickham settled in Woodstock after the war, served on the town council, and was the local fire chief.

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Photograph of Earl Lee Mowery (1926-1980). Earl lived in Woodstock Virginia and was married to Elaine Hoover. They had one daughter, Karenina Mowery.

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Hugh Morrison photograph showing Earl Marston Jr. a Shenandoah County native who served in the US Army during World War Two.

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Photograph taken by Hugh Morrison showing Edgar Headley, a Shenandoah County resident. Headley served in the US Army Air Force during World War Two and, while he is pictured here as an aviation cadet, he eventually rose to the rank of colonel.
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