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Armed Forces Radio Service: radio broadcast, special V-J show
Additional title: AFRS V-J special show
Crosby, Bing, 1903-1977 (Host)
Miller, Luther D (Commentator)
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998 (Performer)
Sinatra, Frank, 1915-1998 (Commentator)
Shore, Dinah, 1917-1994 (Performer)
Hope, Bob, 1903-2003 (Performer)
Langford, Frances (Performer)
Truman, Harry S., 1884-1972 (Commentator)
Welles, Orson, 1915-1985 (Performer)
Thomas, William Nathaniel, 1892-1971 (Commentator)
United States. Armed Forces Radio Service (Presenter)
Armed Forces Radio Service Orchestra (Performer)

Lawrence and Lee collection of broadcast recordings

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1945-09-02
Table of Contents
Opening announcements -- Invocation read by Miller -- America, the beautiful (Shore) -- Reading by Bob Hope -- The house I live in (Sinatra) -- Commentary -- I've been working on the railroad (Shore) -- Don't sit under the apple tree (Langford) -- Gee Mom I want to go home (Orchestra & Chorus) -- Commentary -- We gather together (To ask the Lord's blessing) (Langford) -- Speech (President Truman) -- Commentary ; White Christmas (Crosby) -- Prayer in memory of the fallen written by William Welch (?), read by Welles -- Benediction read by William N. Thomas.
Library locations
Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound
Shelf locator: *LK-16 625
Popular music -- United States -- 1941-1950
Radio programs, Musical -- United States
World War, 1939-1945 -- Songs and music
Radio programs
Source note: Title supplied by cataloger from label on original disc; credits from audition.
Performers: Bing Crosby, host ; Chief of chaplains Luther D. Miller, U.S. Navy chief of chaplains William N. Thomas, President Harry S. Truman, commentators ; Frances Langford, Bob Hope, Dinah Shore, Orson Welles, Frank Sinatra, performers ; AFRS Orchestra.
Venue: Broadcast live from Washington (D.C.) 1945 September 2.
Acquisition: Gift; Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee.
Physical Description
Audio disc
Extent: 1 audio disc (approximately 30 min.) : analog, 33 1/3 rpm, lacquer, mono. ; 16 in.
Program dedicated to the victory of America over Japan in World War II.
Type of Resource
Sound recording
RLIN/OCLC: 921854306
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b20800180
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e28a8570-b91c-0133-d473-60f81dd2b63c
Rights Statement
The copyright and related rights status of this item has been reviewed by The New York Public Library, but we were unable to make a conclusive determination as to the copyright status of the item. You are free to use this Item in any way that is permitted by the copyright and related rights legislation that applies to your use.

Item timeline of events

  • 1903: Creator Born
  • 1945: Created
  • 1977: Creator Died
  • 2022: Found by you!
  • 2023

MLA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Armed Forces Radio Service" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1945.

Chicago/Turabian Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. "Armed Forces Radio Service" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed August 7, 2022.

APA Format

Rodgers and Hammerstein Archives of Recorded Sound, The New York Public Library. (1945). Armed Forces Radio Service Retrieved from

Wikipedia Citation

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Armed Forces Radio Service