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[Photograph 2012.201.B0236.0459]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "A yard-long cake was baked decorated to mark the anniversary of the 45th Division's call to federal service Sept. 1."
Date: September 20, 1951
Creator: Pyer, Ron
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0740]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "M-Sgt. Llewellyn Chilson, second most decorated American Soldier, stands at attention during retirement ceremonies here today. Chilson wears three Distinguished Service Crosses, three Silver Stars and two Bronze Stars for valor during World War II, three Purple Hearts, eight battle stars and Legion of Merit. Only Audie Murphy holds more decorations than Chilson, who fought with Oklahoma's 45th Infantry Division through France, Germany and Italy."
Date: June 27, 1964
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0742]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Pres. Truman examines the medals of T/Sgt. Llewellyn M. Chilson of Malvern, PA., Friday after pinning seven additional decorations on the sergeant during a White House ceremony."
Date: December 7, 1946
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0357.0082]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Cpl. Jack Ellington, left listens to a Tokyo news broadcast with his brother, George, who fears his home was ruined in the Miami, Okla. flood."
Date: August 1, 1951
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0741]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "One of the most decorated members of the 45th Infantry division during World War II- an adopted Thunderbird from Ohio- has returned to Oklahoma for a tour of duty. He is M/Sgt. Llewellyn Chilson, whose exploits with the 179th regiment of the 45th earned him the second largest collection of medals presented to an American soldier during that war. Lawton is the home of the regiment."
Date: June 24, 1964
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0319.0072]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "Major General W. W. Eagles, Commanding General of Fort Dix, New Jersey, is shown above as he boarded an Army transport plane today at the Fort Dix airfield en route to Oklahoma City, Okla., where he will deliver an address at the convention of the 45th Division Association on November 16."
Date: November 25, 1946
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0743]

Description: Photograph taken for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "M-Sgt. Llewellyn Chilson Akron, Ohio, native and one of the most decorated he roes in Army, survived air crash at McChord AFB, Wash."
Date: May 24, 1961
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0292.0268]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "James Davalt, right, looks at the Thunderbird patch on Cpl. Leroy Bruce's uniform after being the first new recruit for company "C," 189th infantry at Elk City in the guard's present drive for new members."
Date: September 16, 1954
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0744]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "M/Sgt. L. M. Chilson, with hands still burned raw and legs in traction, was able to tell a hair raising plane crash escape story Wednesday in Medigan Army Hospital. The 41 year old Fort Sill soldier has been removed from the critical list."
Date: June 1, 1961
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0223.0746]

Description: Photograph taken for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "M-Sgt. Llewellyn M. Chilson is a hard man to kill and he has a chest full of medals and many scars to prove it. One of the Army's most decorated soldiers, Sgt. Chilson two years ago last May survived a holocaust that few care to remember-- the crash of a giant C124 Golbemaster which claimed the lives of 18 men, including 12 Fort Sill soldiers."
Date: January 24, 1963
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0916.0531]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "Steam bath is the mane for tanks at North Fort Hood as men of the 245th tank work on gunners preliminary examinations before doing their service firing at the 45th division summer camp."
Date: August 8, 1956
Creator: Cobb, Richard
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1349.0762]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Oklahoma Times newspaper. Caption: "A company of Oklahoma heros are shown at Shrapnel Junction, an indefinate term for any one of a score of shattered towns."
Date: December 28, 1943
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B1349.0761]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Troops of the 3rd,42nd and 45th divisions of the U.S. seventh army salute the stars and stripes raised in the Adolf Hitler platz in front of the fourteenth century Fraukenkirche cathedral."
Date: April 30, 1945
Creator: Associated Press
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0414B.0228]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Pfc. Jim Malloy, Enid, is getting a chance to put his artistic ideas to work in the dayroom of Battery A, 189th artillery, at Camp Polk, La., as the otherwise drab walls come to life. Not only have girls in best calendar fashion appeared on the walls, up went both Thunderbird and battalion insignia. Malloy studied art in high school, and did decorating for a men's store in Enid before induction."
Date: December 9, 1950
Creator: Pyer, Ronald
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0371.0070]

Description: Photograph used for a story in the Daily Oklahoman newspaper. Caption: "Big brother lays down the law in this 45th division family group from Spencer, all members of the division headquarters company."
Date: August 11, 1954
Creator: Tapscott, George
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society

[Photograph 2012.201.B0290B.0070]

Description: Photograph used for a newspaper owned by the Oklahoma Publishing Company. Caption: "I aim to be right here in Oklahoma when this day rolls around," Manuel Caesar, 112-pounder 45th Division boxer, vows to teammate Charlie Hill, 118-pounder from Oklahoma City."
Date: December 21, 1950
Partner: Oklahoma Historical Society