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    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-07
    • Reeves wishes her dad a Happy Birthday, thanks him for looking after her finances, and is glad that he approves of Tom. She tells of the new canteen, a possible promotion, and her new watch. She also describes Tom's new living situation at an...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-08-09
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves hopes to be able to open her new canteen next week, but in the meantime is operating out of a borrowed trailer called the Air Strip-Tease. She also describes a recent visit to a Navy club.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge  Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-16
    • Reeve writes that they have heard about the Japanese surrender and notes that reactions were bifurcated. She details the construction of her canteen, her attempts to contact Tom, and another marriage on base.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [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
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-09-23
    • Reeves reports that things are in a kind of limbo, including a potential new canteen, the timeframe for Tom's return to the states, and her own decision of when to submit her resignation, as men are now leaving for the U.S. in droves.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Daisy Pickman serves servicemen at Red Cross canteen, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Daisy Pickman, in fatigues with ARC insignia and hat, serves coffee to a group of servicemen at a Red Cross air strip canteen in the Philippines in 1945. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Seaman Robert Spiegl and Japanese children, 1945]

    • 1945-09
    • A seaman hands a cookie to a Japanese girl with a baby on her back outside the American Red Cross canteen in Yokohama, Japan, in September 1945. The official ARC caption for the photo reads, "American servicemen are always suckers for babies!...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Jean MacArthur christens the USS Gary Owen, 1945]

    • 1945-12-18
    • Jean Marie MacArthur, wife of General Douglas MacArthur, christens the USS Gary Owen, a Red Cross canteen ship, in Tokyo Bay on 18 December 1945. The official ARC caption reads "Mrs. Douglas MacArthur christens the USS Gary Owens, a Red Cross...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [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
    • [Mary Haynsworth Mathews in field attire, 1944]

    • 1944-08
    • Mary Haynsworth Mathews, in Red Cross helmet and coat, is pictured during a twelve hour wait to be transported from England to France in August of 1944. She has a canteen and knapsack in her lap.
    • WV0119 Mary Haynsworth Mathews Collection, 1944 - 1945
    • [Japanese staff at Tachikawa Army Air Base, Japan, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • Esther Gilbert (back center) and the native Japanese kitchen and canteen staff at the Red Cross facility directed by Albert S. Johnson at Tachikawa Army Air Base, Japan, in December 1945. Many of the women wear kimonos. (Photo taken from Esther...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • Bay girl returns to Vietnam for 2nd Red Cross duty tour [1968]

    • 1968
    • Article from a Cleveland, Ohio, area newspaper announcing Linda Morgan Maini's second tour of duty in Vietnam with the Red Cross in 1968. She is pictured with two other Red Cross workers behind a canteen wagon.
    • WV0406 Linda K. Morgan Maini Papers

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