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    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Mayes, 2000

    • 2000-05-23
    • Mayes primarily discusses WASP training, working overseas with the Red Cross and Air Force Pacific Command, and her experiences in the Air Force Reserves, GE, and as a WASP veteran.

      Mayes details her mother's experiences teaching and being a...
    • WV0169 Nancy Mayes Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • Avery describes doing stalls, steep turns, and shot landings during flight training at Mather Field, California, and mentions top speeds of 350 to 450 mph. She notes that several men are now in their class training. She hopes she is able to...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • Avery passed her civilian check ride earlier, but did not attempt her Army check ride due to ill health. She describes her recent cross-country and night flights, and close calls and crash landings other pilots have had. Ground school has been...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery 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

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