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    • Oral history interview with Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois, 2010

    • 2010-05-12
    • Primarily documents Billie Bourgeois' service with the WAVES during World War II and her higher education.

      Bourgeois discusses growing up on a farm in Cyril, Oklahoma, her reaction to Pearl Harbor, and joining the Signal Corps as an...
    • WV0486 Mildred Ikard "Billie" Bourgeois Papers
    • [Lucy Slade Libby orders a drink at a bar, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Lucy Slade Libby poses while ordering a drink at a bar in Saipan, circa 1945. She wears the ANC olive drab skirt, light olive (pink) shirt, and garrison cap. A note with the photo reads, "Officers had a quota of alcohol which they bought. Since I...
    • WV0328 Lucy Slade Libby 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
    • [Servicemen look at quiz, 1970]

    • 1970
    • A group of six U.S. servicemen, several of whom are smoking, gather around a quiz game at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, in 1970 while Red Cross clubmobile worker Dale "Paige" Dempsey (right) supervises.
    • WV0456 Dale Dempsey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Adeline Ledesma Teague, 2002

    • 2002-01-17
    • Primarily documents Adeline Ledesma Horner Teague's early life, ethnicity, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and her career and education in teaching after the war.


      Teague provides an...
    • WV0241 Adeline Ledesma Teague Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-29
    • Pozyck details her base's church facilities, and the various conditions under which she has worshiped. She also notes her letters to Louis which continue to be returned, her Filipino maid, and going swimming with Jay, with whom she saw "This is the...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-08-02
    • Pozyck's husband will be visiting her parents soon and she wants an update on his physical and emotional health. She is attending another dance with Russ, with whom she is not romantically involved.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sherley Mae White, 2010

    • 2010-05-06
    • Sherley Mae White tells of her early life and education, the process of entering the service, her SPARS career, and her life after leaving the service.

      White discusses her family, SPARS training, her friends in the service and Girl Scouts...
    • WV0485 Sherley Mae White Papers
    • Oral history interview with Yardley Nelson Hunter, 2010

    • 2010-10-24
    • Yardley Nelson Hunter tells of her early life, education, and military service.

      Hunter discusses topics such as race relations, gender roles in the military and specifically United States Air force, services provided by the military for its...
    • WV0503 Yardley Nelson Hunter Oral History

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