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    • Oral history interview with Joan Lyle, 2007

    • 2007-05-01
    • Primarily documents Joan Lyle's service in the WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilots] during WWII and her subsequent work as a pilot.

      Lyle briefly discusses her childhood spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She discusses taking flight lessons...
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Therese Robinson, 2008

    • 2008-11-14
    • Primarily documents Therese Robinson's career in the U.S. Air Force from 1984 to 2005, including assignments to Saudi Arabia during the Gulf War and Afghanistan during the War on Terror.

      Robinson shares her memories of attending Fresno State...
    • WV0439 Therese Robinson Oral History
    • [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
    • [Regiment 31 at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, NY, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAVES Regiment 31 marches in Building I at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, New York, where they are completing boot camp in the spring of 1944. All women wear dark uniforms, black and white hats, and white gloves.
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Dental Technicians Basic class, 1952]

    • 1952-12-08
    • Group photo of the U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel who completing dental technician training at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, on 8 December 1952. Shirley D. Brantley is on the far right of the third row.
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Saudi Arabian officer candidate, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus talks to a Saudi Arabian officer candidate who was completing pilot training in the U.S., following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Wirkus wears the air force service dress uniform, while the...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [WAC flight operations clerks, 1945]

    • 1945-04-28
    • Three Women's Army Corps (WAC) clerks perform their flight operation duties at Ladd Field, Alaska, on 28 April 1945. Two are seated at desks, one of whom is using a typewriter. A third standing WAC is completing a form, perhaps for the serviceman...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Katie King, 2005

    • 2005-10-12
    • Primarily documents Katie Sawyer King's her service in the Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II and her ministry in the AME Zion Church in the 1980s and 90s.

      King briefly discusses her early life, decision to be a nurse, and entering the...
    • WV0334 Katie S. King Papers
    • Oral history interview with Maxine Pierce, 2006

    • 2006-06-06
    • Primarily documents Maxine Newcom Pierce's background; her twenty-year career in the WAVES; and the impact of her military service on the rest of her life.

      Pierce briefly discusses growing up in Southern Illinois in the 1930s, including her...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • Oral history interview with Chely McAninch, 2010

    • 2010-08-09
    • Chely McAninch tells of her early life, military training, service in the Unites States Army, and life relating to her service.

      McAninch documents her experiences in her specialty of military intelligence, completing warrant officer...
    • WV0497 Chely McAninch Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ann Watters, 2000

    • 2000
    • Interview primarily documents Ann K. Watters' interest in flying planes and her service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).

      Pre-service topics include her father's flight career; other pilots in the family; taking an aviation...
    • WV0175 Ann K. Watters Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ruth L. Gaddy

    • 2001-05-23
    • Primarily documents Gaddy's service in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) and WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1946, and her education and employment following WWII.

      Gaddy mentions life during the Depression and the shortcomings...
    • WV0216 Ruth Lillian Gaddy Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Portia R. McCracken, 2013

    • 2013-09-20
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Portia R. McCracken, and her service with the United States Air Force. McCracken discusses her pragmatic attitude towards joining the U.S. Air Force, the gratification she felt upon completing basic training,...
    • WV0552 Portia R. McCracken Papers
    • 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

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