J.B. Doty film collection
This collection of 6 films of approx. 2,502 feet of 16mm B&W, silent safety film was donated to the archive by a Mr. J. B. Doty in 1992. He had found these films in his attic and it is unknown where these films came from and how they were related to Mr. Doty. It is assumed that they portray soldiers of the 1st Combat Camera Unit of the 15th Army in Italy in 1944. The footage shows many locations and airplanes in the film footage that correspond with locations that the 1st Combat Camera Unit were sent during 1944-45. The films shows soldier’s activities from units stationed in Italy at the end of World War II, featuring the men on various airfields and at headquarters, as well as their movements throughout Italy, including views of the Italian Isle of Capri, the Foggia Air Complex at the Commune of Foggia, and even includes some furloughs taken by the men to such tourist places as the ruins of Pompeii and the sights of Rome.