|WWII Special Services Librarian patch. The 9 books represent the 9 branches of the Army. (found on eBay)|
|6000 New Books arrive from the States for Army Librarians. Left to right: Annie Laurie Etchison, Chief Librarian, AFWESPAC (from Cleveland, OH); Lt. Col. Justin Doyle, Director "A & R", AFWESPAC; Virginia Hallowel. August 19, 1946.|
|Left to right: Mr. Albaz (Manila) and Annie Laurie Etchison. August 19, 1946.|
Librarian.net has a great post "We remember: Army special services librarians".
I discovered Books and Libraries in American Society during World War II by Patti Clayton Becker (Routledge). Unfortunately it is a rather expensive monograph, and it's a print-on-demand book (printed books are not kept in stock). I actually did order a copy, but over a month went by without receiving the book, so I canceled my order.