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    • Oral history interview with Doris Wofford Armenaki, 1999

    • 1999-05-19
    • Documents Doris Wofford Armenaki's early life; education; military service as a nurse during World War II; personal life after the war; and nursing training and teaching at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro from the 1970s to the...
    • WV0079 Doris Wofford Armenaki Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • Oral history interview with Mattie Donnell Hicks, 1999

    • 1999-02-25
    • Documents Mattie Donnell Hicks's nurse education and training; service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1966; and post-war life in Greensboro, North Carolina.

      Hicks provides a brief description of her pre-war nurse education and...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • Oral history interview with Jean Bright

    • 2004-04-02
    • Documents Jean Marie Bright's early life and education in Greensboro, North Carolina; work and social experiences in New York City and Washington, D.C.; service with the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946; and teaching in North Carolina before...
    • WV0295 Jean M. Bright Collection, 1944-1946, 2004-2005
    • Oral history interview with Susie Winston Bain, 2000

    • 2000-10-11
    • Documents Susie Bain's early life and school experiences in Texas; her service in the WASP and its influence on her opinions and non-military life; and her life in Greensboro, North Carolina, after the war.

      Bain discusses growing in Texas...
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fischer to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-08
    • Fischer notes her unit has been preparing for inspection, her auxiliary class is the first to complete the four weeks of basic training in only three, she has not received all of her uniforms, likes being kept busy, and is about to march in her...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-27
    • Fischer discusses learning how to code supplies, her Thanksgiving activities, applying for Officer Candidate School, the schedule of a typical day, and getting a weekend pass to come home, where she hopes to have her hair done.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-21
    • Fischer notes she graduated from army administration school at Drake but hasn't received her orders yet. She also mentions going on a date, hoping to get a three day pass for Christmas, and serving commanding officer duty.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-10
    • Fischer describes kitchen patrol, not received leave, her disapproval of sailors drinking, be unable to apply for Officer Candidate School until she is in the field, and feeling unwell. Fischer is happy that she enlisted and believes She those not...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1944]

    • 1944-10-20
    • Fischer debates whether to come home or wait for Christmas. She likes the free time allowed by her new job, is learning to take advantage of doing little and getting much in return, and has decided she will be "good for nothing" when she gets out...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Susie Winston Bain, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain stands in the doorway of a building at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, wearing the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, tan trousers, A-2 leather jacket, and turban-type kerchief, circa 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Three WASPs, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain (left) poses with two fellow WASPs at Avenger Field in spring 1944. The women wear the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, tan trousers, and turban-type kerchief.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Susie Winston Bain at laundry, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain poses at the door to the base laundry at Avenger Field in a WASP flight or work suit, circa 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Portrait of Susie Winston Bain, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Susie Winston Bain in WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch, scarf, and goggles, in 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [WASPs in leather jackets, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Six WASP trainees, including Susie Winston Bain (2nd from left) stand with an unidentified man, circa 1944. The women wear the early WASP "General's White" uniform of a white blouse, khaki trousers, and A-2 leather jacket with Fifinella patch.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Portrait of Susie Winston Bain, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Susie Winston Bain in WASP santiago blue dress uniform and beret, taken in 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Five WASPs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain (2nd from right) poses with four fellow WASPs by a car, circa 1944. The women wear the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, khaki trousers, and A-2 leather jacket with Fifinella patch.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [WASP beside sign, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A WASP poses with a sign that reads "Women Trainees Only In This Area," circa 1944. She wears the WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Susie Winston Bain with airplane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain, in full flight suit, poses beside an airplane in 1944. She wears the WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch, a flying helmet with goggles, and seat-type parachute.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000

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