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    • Oral history interview with Judy McKinnon

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Judy Covington McKinnon's early life and family history; work in the motor pool and mess hall with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945; and her personal life after the...
    • WV0249 Judy McKinnon 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
    • Oral history interview with Norma Schrader, 2007

    • 2007-02-02
    • Primarily documents Norma Schrader's active service with the WAVES from 1945 to 1946 and 1951 to 1953, and her life in the reserves following these tours.

      Schrader briefly discusses her family, her job at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company...
    • WV0379 Norma Schrader Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Emma Dale Newell Love, 1999

    • 1999-06-4
    • Primarily documents Emma Newell Love's service in France as a member of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1944 to 1946.


      Love discusses her reasons for choosing to join the WAC; her parents' reactions; basic and overseas training; boredom...
    • WV0090 Emma Dale Newell Love Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01-09
    • Fischer discusses a troop reduction on base which is keeping her busy busy, Christmas dinner in the mess hall, New Year's Eve activities, and her hope of attending Administrative Inspector's school in Florida. She enjoys her job, and has a...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [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
    • [Air force members in mess dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Fahim Ideas, Kathy Jackson, Kathryn Wirkus, and Robert Brodner pose for a photo before the "Dining In" formal dinner at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. All wear the air force mess dress uniform with white summer...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Service members in mess dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Three members of the Fifth Squadron at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, pose in their mess dress uniforms with white summer jackets before a "Dining In" formal dinner in 1978. Pictured from left to right are Stephen...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in mess dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Bill Black and Kathryn Wirkus pose outside before a "Dining In" formal dinner while at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. Both wear the air force mess dress uniform with white summer jacket.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-25
    • Goddard tells of personally arranging for WACs and male soldiers to get furloughs and plane rides home. She also describes her recent activities, including watching a P-61 or Black Widow pilot perform, cleaning, ironing, and dining in the mess hall.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1944]

    • 1944-12-11
    • Reeves describes her recent visit with friends in the area and reports on their news. She also describes the food in the mess hall, sending ration books and money home, and getting mail regularly.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [WACs dining in the mess hall, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Seven WACs in various uniforms dine off of trays at a table in the mess hall at Buckingham Army Air Field, circa 1945.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs in mess hall, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble serves food to a news reporter dressed in a WAC uniform at Bergstrom Field in Austin, Texas." Gribble was assigned to chaperone the reporter as she lived for two days as a WAC. The two are flanked by three other WACs at...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Mess hall crew in India, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army evacuation nurse Betty Berry Godin poses for a group shot with the mess hall crew outside their facilities in Chabua, India, circa 1944.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [WACs celebrate Halloween in the mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-10-31
    • A table of WACs, both in and out of uniform, celebrate Halloween in the mess hall of Rapid City (South Dakota) Army Air Base in 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Marcelle Fisher and Mildred fix menus at mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-12-25
    • WACs Marcelle Fischer (right) and Mildred fix menus for Christmas dinner at the consolidated mess hall of the Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota in December 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Halloween dinner party in WAC mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-10-31
    • WACs in party hats serve food to fellow WACs at a Halloween party in the mess hall at Rapid City AAB on 31 October 1943. Jack-o-lanterns and party streamers are suspended from the ceiling. Pictured are: Mildred; Stella; and Sue Burford. The WAC in...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs dining in mess hall, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Overhead photo of WACs dining in a mess hall, probably at Rapid City Army Air Force Base, circa 1943. The women wear various service uniforms and civilian clothing.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Carrie Radnik at mess hall, New Guinea, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Carrie Gammel Radnik poses at the entrance of the mess hall of the 87th Station Hospital, in Doba Dura, New Guinea, in 1943. She wears a khaki shirt and slacks with drawstring ankles, a uniform probably only issued to nurses serving in the Pacific,...
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003

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