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    • Oral history interview with Mary Palek Turner, 2002

    • 2002-04-18
    • Primarily documents Mary Palek Turner's service as a nurse in the air force and her personal life afterwards.

      Turner discusses her Austria-Hungarian heritage; blackouts in New Jersey after the attack on Pearl Harbor; attending nursing...
    • WV0254 Mary L. Turner Papers
    • [Three WASPs on a PT-19 airplane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery (center, with helmet and goggles) poses on the wings of a PT-19 airplane with two fellow WASPs, circa 1943. The women wear men's green herringbone twill coveralls, jokingly referred to as "zoot suits."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery in flight suit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery poses outside barracks at Avenger Field, Texas, in a size 42 "zoot suit," circa 1943. WASPs referred to the men's green herringbone twill jumpsuit they had to wear as "zoot suits" because of their tendency to be too large.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Women's Army Auxiliary Corps chocolate brown hobby hat, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) chocolate brown visored hat with chin strap placed above visor and enlisted insignia, 1942. Referred to as "Hobby Hat" after the director of the WAAC, Oveta Culp Hobby.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [Women's Army Corps khaki hobby hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) khaki summer visored hat, with chin strap placed above visor, and enlisted insignia. Referred to as "Hobby Hat" after the director of the WAC, Oveta Culp Hobby. Worn by Reva Ingram Fortune from 1943 to 1945.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers

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