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    • Oral history interview with Daphine Doster Mastroianni, 1999

    • 1999-02-16
    • Documents Daphine Doster Mastroianni's education at the North Carolina College for Women (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her work as a music teacher and surgical nurse before World War II; her service with Army Nurse Corps...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [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 Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-05
    • Fischer describes how she was unable to come home for the weekend because she did not receive her pay. She describes the unit parading in the snow and ice, supply and administration exams, her latest paycheck, and the distribution of her finances.
    • 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 mother, 1943]

    • 1943-06-23
    • Fischer is unhappy in her current position, not getting along with her commanding officer, and believes that "apple polishers" achieve more than those that work hard. She is under pressures and stress, and her arthritis has returned. She also...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her mother, 1943]

    • 1943-10-15
    • Fischer enjoys her newly added responsibilities of file inspector, is sending home a package including candy and pictures of her favorite plane, the B-17. She also notes the base has been closed to planes due to high winds and that everyone had a...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WAACs marching, 1943]

    • 1943-03
    • A long double-file line of WAACs, many both carrying and wearing coats, march down a snow-cover street at Fort Custer, Michigan, in early 1943. The photo, taken from overhead, also shows portions of the base and several military vehicles in the...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Daphine Doster Mastroianni in uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Daphine Mastroianni poses beside a building in her olive drab winter uniform with garison cap, circa 1942, probably just after receiving the uniform. Of it, she says "just plain medium size - regular - and not a bad fit. Now I know all women come...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Daphine Doster Mastroianni in uniform, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Daphine Mastroianni poses in her olive drab winter uniform with visored hat while on leave from Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in 1945.
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Nurses on barge during trip across India, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Army Nurse Corps nurses on barge. Sleeping bunks with one nurse soaking her foot. Writing on reverse:"A glimpse of interior of barge. Bobbie[?] soaking her infected heel while Purkie[?] supervises. You don't see the dirt or get the smells here."
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Daphine Doster Mastroianni at an open-air market, India, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Daphine Mastroianni at an open-air market, holding full bags. India, 1945. Writing on reverse:"A good view of the market. These bags were plenty heavy - what a slouch. Look at that packet! This was my first trip to market. I wanted the vender[sic]...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Daphine Doster Mastroianni in hammock, with friends, India, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Daphine Mastroianni and friends, Mastroianni in hammock. Writing on reverse:"Betty is combing A. Mary's hair. I have my fatigue hat on and am typing Christmas thenk you notes. See the fence? Of course - always a clothes line. D. Mastroianni"
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Daphine Doster Mastroianni in front of tent, India, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Daphine Mastroianni in front of a tent. India, 1945. Writing on reverse:"Tent #2 - yours truly washing the face. Gives you an idea of the British desert[?] tent[?] we live in. Abdul made the bamboo rack for our helmets - I was thinking of you when...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers

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