Photo of General Eisenhower

Source: Jerome R. Worsley Papers (Manuscript Collection #1214)

Staff Person: Martha Elmore

Description: Jerome R. Worsley, a Bethel, N.C., native and 1949 graduate of East Carolina Teachers College, served in the U.S. Army for two years including a year in Paris, France, as office manager for Special Services for the Supreme Headquarters Allied Powers Europe (SHAPE) under the command of General Dwight D. Eisenhower.  SHAPE, the  military unit of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), was established April 2, 1951, with General Eisenhower as its first Supreme Commander Allied Powers Europe (SACEUR).  SHAPE was created to establish an integrated effective NATO military force under a centralized military organization with one NATO commander.  Source:

Bob Hope Tours in Alaska

Frank Armstrong Papers

Ralph Scott

Bob Hope was known for touring American troops overseas. This photograph was taken in the 1950’s when Hope was visiting Air Force Bases in the Alaska. It is probably taken at Elmendorf Air Force Base. He is show here with Peggy Armstrong, the wife of the Air Force Alaskan Air Commander Frank Armstrong. Please note the interesting contrasting footwear among the two individuals in the photograph. You just have to love those strappy sandals!