What a wonderful book this is. There is no introduction page like you'd normally find in a book, but flipping through it I can tell that no explanation is necessary.
The book is dated March 1945. It measures 9.5 by 12 inches and has 196 pages. It also has an index.
Missing In Action
Prisoners of War
Pictures and Histories of Tulare Men and Women in Service in World War II
Local World War Veterans Organizations
In the Pictures and Histories section, there are 160 pages filled with information on individuals. Each page has anywhere from 3 to 7 different short stories about the people featured.
Here's a sample of one of the histories:
Lee E. Gibe (includes a photo)
S1/c Lee Elmer Gibe, USNR, is a son of Mr. and Mrs. J.S. Gibe, Rt One, Box 299, Tulare. Seaman Gibe was a student at Tulare high school and also helped with his father's ranching before his entrance into the navy on Nov. 19, 1942. His training was at Farragut, Idaho, and Seaman Gibe is now stationed somewhere in the Pacific, being cited for heroism June 16, 1943, during Japanese attack on Guadalcanal. The chief of naval personnel commended him for "outstanding services as a member of the armed guard crew on board the SS Nathaniel Carrier during action against Japanese aircraft off Guadalcanal on June 16, 1943".
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