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  • Item description: News
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    • Oral history interview with Jane Beetham Jones, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Jane Beetham Jones's service from 1952 to 1980 with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for twenty-eight years and her military and civilian career in public information and journalism.

      Jones discusses her high education and...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Baker, 1999

    • 1999-02-19
    • Primarily documents Betty Baker's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC); her service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in Miami, Florida, and Karachi, India, during World War II; and her personal life after the...
    • WV0042 Betty Baker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Edith Kimsey League, 1999

    • 1999-04-08
    • Primarily documents League's experiences at the North Carolina College for Women (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her various duty stations with the Women's Army Corps during World War II; and her marriages.

      League...
    • WV0061 Edith Kimsey League Papers
    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-15
    • Reeves describes the reaction to Roosevelt's death and the good news from the German front. She also describes her painting activities, room decorating, and a visit to the the impressive NCO club. She again notes that the club is closed to...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-01
    • Pozyck expresses her appreciation for the newspaper clippings her parents have sent and is sending them Japanese invasion money. She still hasn't heard any news from her husband Louis.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-06-01
    • Pozyck discusses a nice dinner aboard a hospital ship and a party at an island Officers' Club. She also discusses news that her former commanding officer had been killed by the Japanese and writes of her latest correspondence and social activities.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Palek Turner, 2002

    • 2002-04-18
    • Primarily documents Mary Palek Turner's service as a nurse in the air force and her personal life afterwards.

      Turner discusses her Austria-Hungarian heritage; blackouts in New Jersey after the attack on Pearl Harbor; attending nursing...
    • WV0254 Mary L. Turner Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-18
    • Pozyck has just received news that her husband Louis is missing in action. She describes her emotions and the support that fellow nurses, a chaplain, and the Red Cross Field Director are providing.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Ella regarding Pearl Harbor, 13 December 1941]

    • 1941-12-13
    • Ella, stationed at Pearl Harbor, describes in detail the Japanese attack and the effects it had on the lives of people on base and in the city. Topics include America's denial of the potential for attack; hearing the attack; rushing to the...
    • WV0343 Pearl Harbor Letter
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-31
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves opened her new canteen last week and is serving 1000 men a day. She reports that she has again visited the hospital for her canker sores, received her promotion and raise, a woodworking factory has been opened nearby, men...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susie Stephens McArthur, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Susie Stephens McArthur's early life; her twenty-six years of service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and the United States Army; and its effect on her opinions and non-military life.

      McArthur primarily discusses her enlistment...
    • WV0199 Susie McArthur Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her Husband, 26 February 1944]

    • 1944-02-26
    • Marshall discusses news of U.S. politics, including her fears about passage of a tax bill, the possibility that Roosevelt would not get re-elected, and the feeling among enlisted personnel that politicians are to blame for the war continuing. ...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-21
    • Goddard is still not sure of her next assignment and where she'll be for Christmas. She describes KP, writes of her classes and instructors, and notes the bad war news of late.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her mother, 1945]

    • 1945-04-27
    • Pozyck thinks the war in Europe will be over soon, but is not anxious to return home after seeing how badly nurses are needed in the Philippines and feeling like she is contributing to the war effort. She also describes her recent activities with...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-05-19
    • Pozyck discusses night duty, missing Jay, doing chores, and news of prisoner liberations, which gives her hope for her husband's quick release.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Mary Markarian Charpentier, 1945]

    • 1945-06-08
    • Mary Markarian Charpentier writes to her family discussing her daily life. Charpentier writes about shopping for her children, the hot weather, and responds to news at home.
    • WV0528 Mary Markarian Charpentier Papers
    • [Letter from Mary Markarian Charpentier, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mar Markarian Charpentier writes to her family about marching and possibly being out of the service after one year of duty. Charpentier also responds to some news from home and mentions attending Mass.
    • WV0528 Mary Markarian Charpentier Papers
    • Base E beacon [1945]

    • 1945-02-12
    • Volume 2, Number 6 of the newsletter announces base activities, Army policies, Homefront news, and war-related activities, especially the Battle for Berlin. Other topics include the agriculture of New Guinea, editorial on Russia joining Allied...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • The beacon [1945]

    • 1945-03-05
    • Volume 2, Number 9 of the newsletter features stories on veterans' assistance legislation and an upcoming USO show. War-related news includes MacArthur's capture of the southern Luzon coast, the Marines' advance on Iwo Jima, and Russian forces...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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