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    • Oral history interview with Laura Gibson, 2005

    • 2005-08-19
    • Primarily details Laura Avis Gibson's service with the Coast Guard during World War II, in addition to her youth on a farm and her work at Burlington Industries.

      Gibson briefly recalls her childhood on a farm in Randolph County and then...
    • WV0327 Laura Avis Gibson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bonnie James Baxter, 2005

    • 2005-08-31
    • Primarily documents Bonnie James Baxter's service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs during WWII."

      Baxter briefly discusses her youth, various office jobs she held before entering the service, recruitment posters, and her reasons for enlisting...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Portrait of Sherley Mae White]

    • 1944
    • Sherley Mae White, drum major, is seen here posing for the SPAR Band in her enlisted personnel service dress uniform, in Palm Beach, Florida in 1944. On her left sleeve is one service stripe, indicating four years of active service in the United...
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • Oral history interview with Coralee Burson Davis, 2001

    • 2001
    • Primarily documents Coralee "Coco" Burson Davis' service in the Coast Guard SPARs during World War II, including her involvement in the play and musical Tars and Spars, and her acting career and personal life after the war.

      Davis describes...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • The bowspritT [vol.1, no. 1]

    • 1943-11
    • This is an issue of The BOWSPRIT, newsletter of the United States Coast Guard Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida, from November, 1943.
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • The bowsprit [vol. 2, no. 2]

    • 1944-12-16
    • This is an issue of The BOWSPRIT, newsletter of the United States Coast Guard Training Station in Palm Beach, Florida, from December 16, 1944.
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • [SPARs in exercise suits at Palm Beach, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bonnie James Baxter (left) and three other SPARs pose in their exercise suits in Palm Beach, Florida, in summer 1944. The women hold various items including a large wooden box.
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Volunteers for Victory soldier canteen, Palm Beach, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of the exterior of the Volunteers for Victory soldier canteen in the Butterfield Company building on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1944. A group of SPARS stand at the entrance of the building with a line of servicemen to their...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [Four SPARs in photo studio, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Four SPARs pose in front of a backdrop painted with a tropical scene while at a photography studio in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1944. All of the women wear the SPARs blue service dress uniform with service caps and hold their white gloves. Pictured...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • [SPARS in Palm Beach, 1944]

    • 1944
    • SPARS Bessie Everstine and Mary Angelyn Giles pose in front of Coast Gaurd life preserver ring at training in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1944. Both wear a white blouse and navy skirt.
    • WV0006 Mary Angelyn Giles Kelly Photographs
    • [SPARS in Palm Beach, 1944]

    • 1944
    • SPARS Dot Cale, Mary McDowell, Shirley Gondaes[?], Bessie Everstine, and Mary [Angelyn] Giles, roomates at SK school in Palm Beach, Florida, pose outside unidentified building, 1944.
    • WV0006 Mary Angelyn Giles Kelly Photographs
    • [Marines, two on crutches. Fiji, circa 1942-1943]

    • 1943
    • Several Marines, some obviously injured, two on crutches, with a small building and palm tree in the background. Writing on reverse: crossed out:"Four of these boys are back in the U.S.A. now" not crossed out:"Marines from Guadalcanal"
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Mary Ellen West in uniform, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Ellen West poses by a palm tree in Pensacola, Florida, wearing the WAVES all-purpose coat and soft-brimmed hat, in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Army bivouac in New Guinea, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Picture of an army bivouac in New Guinea, as seen in 1943 or 1944. Soldiers set up tents and cots under palm trees. A servicewoman stands in the foreground with her back to the camera.
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • [Red Cross billets in Tacloban, Philippines, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Red Cross billet of Esther Gilbert in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, in 1945. The quarters are surrounded by palm trees and drying laundry hangs on clotheslines attached to the building. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Evelyn Patricia Foote cutting a cake, circa 1977]

    • 1977
    • Evelyn "Pat" Foote cuts a cake that reads "Women's Army Corps," with Sergeant First Class Sue Horne, circa 1978. Horne (left) wears the army green cord uniform. Foote (right) wears the army green service uniform with the ribbon for the meritorious...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • [Carol and Hazel Morrison, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Second Lieutenant Carol Morrison Garrett (left) and her mother, Hazel Morrison, pose by a palm tree at Bonita Grove in Homestead, Florida, in 1945. Carol Morrison is wearing the Army Medical Specialist Corps olive drab service uniform and garrison...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Helen Weant and nurses in Florica, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Helen Weant (far left) poses with three fellow nurses in front of a palm tree in Dunnellon, Florida, in September 1943. All four women wear Army Nurse Corps olive-drab service uniforms.
    • WV0446 Helen Weant Papers

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