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WWII radio team, China
WWII radio team, China
TitleWWII radio team, China
Date of Original1944?
CreatorShemorry, Bill, 1914-2004
Creator RolePhotographer
DescriptionA view of a United States Army radio team in China. From left to right are: Lieutenant Finis Farr, Major Carr, Lieutenant Bert Parks, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Jones, T/Sergant John Shaffer, and Major/Sergant Al Dixon.
General SubjectMilitary
Subject (LCTGM)Military intelligence
Military mobilizations
Military officers
Military personnel
Military tactics
Military uniforms
Indigenous peoples
Radio broadcasting
Subject (LCSH)World War, 1939-1945
Personal NameFarr, Finis
Parks, Bert
Jones, Paul
Shaffer, John
Dixon, Al
Organization NameUnited States. Army
Item Number1-31B-78-3
Negative Number1-31B-78-3
Format of OriginalPhotographic prints
Dimensions of Original4 x 5 in.
Transcription"Radio team
Lt. Finis Farr
Major Carr, C.O. of an airfield
Lt. Bert Parks
Lt. Col. Paul Jones, P.R.O. for theater
T/Sgt. John Shaffer, now warrant officer
M/Sgt Al Dixon"--Handwritten on back of print
NotesTitle created by staff.
Biography/HistoryWilliam E. "Bill" Shemorry was a native of Williston, N.D. who began work in the newspaper industry as a newsboy selling the Williston Herald and the Williams County Farmers Press. In 1953, he started to publish the Williston Plains Reporter, which he operated for 25 years before selling to the Williston Herald. Shemorry then began to concentrate on his own writing and photography. In addition to writing many books on the history of Williams County, he also collected photographs of early North Dakota photographers. Shemorry was an active member of the Williston Fire Department, was Civil Defense Chief of Williams County for three years in the 1950's, and was a combat photographer in World War II. Shemorry's photograph of the discovery of oil in North Dakota on April 4, 1951 at the Clarence Iverson No. 1 is one of the most famous oil photographs ever taken, and was published in many national publications.
Repository InstitutionState Historical Society of North Dakota
Repository CollectionWilliam E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection Mss 10958
Credit LineState Historical Society of North Dakota, William E. (Bill) Shemorry Photograph Collection (1-31B-78-3)
Rights ManagementPermission to reproduce this image must be requested from the State Historical Society of North Dakota.
Ordering InformationTo order a reproduction, inquire about the collection, or provide information about an image, please email Emily E. Schultz at
Digital IDws131B783
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