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    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Fulner Wakefield, 2003

    • 2003
    • Primarily documents Kathryn Wakefield's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.



      Wakefield discusses the Depression, the attack on Pearl Harbor, and attending business...
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn F. Wakefield in exercise uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield sits on a post, circa 1943. She wears the WAAC brown and white seersucker exercise uniform, and in her lap is the khaki summer fatigue hat.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [Kathryn F. Wakefield and dog, 1944]

    • 1944-01-09
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield poses with a dog in her lap on 9 January 1944, probably in Alpine, Texas. She wears the WAAC winter service uniform with corporal insignia on the sleeve.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus with family and friends, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus poses with her family and friends at her retirement ceremony, circa 2005. From left to right: Faustin Carter, Russell Carter, Lydia Wirkus, Drew DeMoss, Hanh Tran, Lieutenant Colonel, Kathryn Wirkus, Lieutenant...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Six WAACs in exercise uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield (back row, second from left) and five other WAACs sit on the ground, circa 1943. The WAACs wear brown and white seersucker exercise uniforms with khaki summer fatigue hats.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [WAACs on airplane wing, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WAACs, including Kathryn F. Wakefield (far right), sit on the wing of an airplane, circa 1944. All three women wear the WAAC winter service uniform and winter member's hat. The photo was taken by the WAAC for publicity purposes.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Denise Hand at OTS, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Kathryn Wirkus (right) and Denise Hand, both members of the "Snoopy Squadron," pose by the sign in front of their dorm during the first week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. The sign has a picture of...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Ed Edwards salutes Kathryn Wirkus, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus and her childhood friend, Technical Sergeant Ed Edwards, salute each other following Wirkus' commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Edwards earned the traditional reward of a silver dollar for being the...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Chaplain, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Chaplain Father Bob McKenzie poses with Kathryn Wirkus following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Saudi Arabian officer candidate, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus talks to a Saudi Arabian officer candidate who was completing pilot training in the U.S., following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Wirkus wears the air force service dress uniform, while the...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in "blues," 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her dorm room in her newly-issued "blues" service dress uniform during Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. She wears the designator of the Chapel Representative on her shoulder boards.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus poses with her new car, 1979]

    • 1979-04-05
    • Kathryn Wirkus, in her air force service dress uniform, poses beside her new car at her parent's home in Miami. The photo was taken just before she left for her first duty assignment at Maxwell Air Force Base, Alabama, in April of 1979.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus poses with a map, 1980]

    • 1980
    • Kathryn Wirkus stands in front of a map, pointing to Montgomery, Alabama, where she was living while stationed at Maxwell Air Force Base in 1980. She wears her service dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Lydia Wirkus in uniform, circa 1980]

    • 1980
    • Lydia Wirkus poses in Kathryn Wirkus' air force service dress uniform during a visit to see Kathryn in Montgomery, Alabama, circa 1980.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus at a formal event, 1980]

    • 1980-03
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses with then-boyfriend Captain Alan Livingston at a formal dinner dance at Beale Air Force Base, California, where he was stationed, in March of 1980. Both wear the air force mess dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in mess dress uniform, 1989]

    • 1989-10
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in the air force new style blue mess dress uniform outside her home while stationed at Kirtland Air Force Base, New Mexico, in October of 1989. She wears captains' silver bars on her shoulder boards.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus holds Meritorious Service medal citation, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Lt. Colonel Kathryn Wirkus (right) holds her citation for the Air Force Meritorious Service medal, presented to her Colonel Patricia Quisenberry (left) during Wirkus' retirement, circa 2005. Both women wear the air force service dress uniform....
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus with retirement gift, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Colonel Patricia Quisenberry presents Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus with a present at Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. In the box are items from her twenty-seven years in the air force such as various squadron patches, service medals,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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