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  • Item description: Parachute
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    • Oral history interview with Mary Galster Layton Starkey

    • 2016-06-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Galster Layton Starkey and her service with the Women's Army Corps and United States Army.

      Starkey recalls her desire to prove herself to her family by completing U.S. Army Airborne School, and the...
    • WV0614 Mary Galster Layton Starkey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Gove, 2000

    • 2000-12-17
    • Primarily documents Barbara Evelyn Gove's childhood in Massachusetts during World War II and her interest in electronics; her experiences as a Woman Marine in the mid-1950s, and her extensive work with veterans groups.

      Gove talks about her...
    • WV0152 Barbara E. Gove Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • Oral history interview with Majorie S. Thompson, 2005

    • 2005-12-29
    • Primarily documents Marjorie Sanford Thompson's service in the WASPs [Women Airforce Service Pilots] from 1943 to 1944.

      Thompson briefly discusses her education, pre-war teaching career, and training in the Civilian Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0337 Marjorie S. Thompson Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery beside a plane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery, in WASP flight suit and seat-type parachute, stands beside a plane at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943. Of the parachute, the back of the photo says, "Boy, that's heavy."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [WACs assisting paratroopers, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Privates Thea Coates, Mattie Turner, and Francis Cockran, members of the WAC detachment of the Parachute School, assist soldiers in dropping an equipment bundle from the door of an army transport plane over Fort Benning, Georgia. Photo by U.S. Army...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Susie Winston Bain with airplane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain, in full flight suit, poses beside an airplane in 1944. She wears the WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch, a flying helmet with goggles, and seat-type parachute.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Violet Cowden after completing a tandem jump, 2006]

    • 2006
    • Violet Thurn Cowden poses for a photograph under an Army Golden Knight tent following her completing a tandem jump with the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2006. Deployed parachutes can be seen laying beneath an open-air...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • [Violet Cowden parachutes, 2006]

    • 2006
    • Picture of Violet Thurn Cowden taken in mid-air during her tandem jump with the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2006.
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • [Jane Doyle in front of AT-6 plane, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle stands in front of an AT-6 aircraft, circa 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit with parachute and type A-2 leather jacket, and appears to hold pillows, probably to sit on.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • Have you got what it takes to fill an important job like this? [1944]

    • 1944
    • World War II era Recruiting poster for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Illustration by John Falter features a WAVE working as a parachute rigger. 28 inches x 40 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • Coconut journal [1944]

    • 1944-12-24
    • Two-page newsletter primarily containing information on the Pacific and European Theatres and the American homefront.

      Two-page newsletter primarily containing information on the Pacific and European Theatres and the American homefront....
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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