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    • Oral history interview with Irene Rich, 2006

    • 2006-08-09
    • Primarily documents Irene Meyers Rich's childhood in Anchorage, Alaska; her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in the late 1960s and early 1970s; her service with the Army Nurse Corps from 1972 to 1999, including her...
    • WV0361 Irene M. Rich Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Etten Wiker, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Betty Etten Wiker's service in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War.

      Wiker briefly discusses her childhood and education in Chicago, her reasons for enlisting in the WAAC, and her basic training at Fort Des...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk, 2003

    • 2003-03-17
    • Primary documents Barbara W. Kucharczyk's career in the U.S. Air Force.

      Kucharczyk describes frequently moving during her childhood due to her father's military service. Related topics include attending Department of Defense Schools and...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Betty  Etten Wiker and friend at Ladd Field, Alaska, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Betty Etten Wiker poses with a fellow WAC on the steps to a building at Ladd Field in Fairbanks, Alaska. Wiker (standing) is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) officer's field overcoat and outer cover trousers. Wiker's friend is holding...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Teletype operators, 1945]

    • 1945-04-28
    • Four teletype workers of the Airborne Air Control Squadron (AACS) at Ladd Field, Alaska, are pictured at work in April of 1945. Two unidentified men work alongside WACs Mary Moreland and Hedwig Delicek.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAC flight operations clerks, 1945]

    • 1945-04-28
    • Three Women's Army Corps (WAC) clerks perform their flight operation duties at Ladd Field, Alaska, on 28 April 1945. Two are seated at desks, one of whom is using a typewriter. A third standing WAC is completing a form, perhaps for the serviceman...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs serve troops in mess hall, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members serve food to army servicemen at Ladd Field, Alaska, in April of 1945. The women are wearing army food handler overcoats and hats. Pictured are: Douchinsky, Kozarnowicz, Ardizzone, Smith, Swann, Hiles, and Callaway.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs at transient service information desk, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members receive information from the transient service information desk manned by soldiers at Ladd Field, Alaska in April of 1945. A WAC in the foreground holds an issue of Liberty Magazine published on April 21, 1945....
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs board airplane, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members prepare to board an airplane outside at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, or Ladd Field, Alaska, in April of 1945. They are carrying suitcases and appear to be preparing to travel to a new duty assignment. All the...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Letter from Marie Cody to Don, 14 March, 1945.]

    • 1945-03-14
    • Cody writes of how easy it is to misunderstand things in letters and how hard it is to have a serious discussion through them. She wishes to be transferred to Alaska or Hawaii and discusses potential husbands, especially Larry.
    • WV0157 Marie Cody Papers
    • [Ingrid Ruffin in Alaska Small Shelter, 2003]

    • 2003
    • Ingrid Ruffin flexes her muscles inside an Alaska Small Shelter while stationed in Iraq in 2003. She wears Interceptor Multi-Threat Body Armor and a flak helmet in the "coffee stain camouflage" three-color desert combat pattern. Also in the shelter...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Ingrid Ruffin walking at desert military camp, 2003]

    • 2003
    • Ingrid Ruffin walks in front of a white truck at a U.S. military installation in Iraq in 2003. Ruffin wears a desert camouflage boonie hat. Another servicewoman can be seen in the bottom left corner of the photo and an Alaska Small Shelter is in...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Erica Johnson in body armor, 2003]

    • 2003
    • U.S. Air Force servicewoman Erica Johnson poses in "coffee stain camouflage" three-color desert combat patterned body armor over a blue t-shirt in a Alaska Small Shelter in Iraq in 2003. On a hanger behind her is a pair of the desert camouflage...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Ingrid Ruffin in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003
    • Ingrid Ruffin, in three-color desert combat uniform with boonie hat, stands in front of an Alaska Small Shelter while stationed in Iraq in 2003. She is holding snacks and book.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Makeshift porch in Iraq, circa 2003]

    • 2003-07-10
    • This porch area between Alaska Small Shelters was constructed by the USAF 606th Air Control Squadron [ACS] while stationed in Northern Iraq. On the porch can be seen a swinging love-seat, a couch, a dartboard, and a handmade desk. Camouflage...
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • The beacon [1945]

    • 1945-02-19
    • Volume 2, Number 7 of the newsletter provides features a humorous story on furlough eligibility and an update on the base's anti-pilferage radio campaign. Also includes many war-related articles on European and Pacific Theatre developments, a...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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