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    • Oral history interview with Helen Bonner Eshelman, 1999

    • 1999-02-17
    • Documents Helen Bonner Eshelman's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC, now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG) during the Depression; her service in the South Pacific as a dietitian for the...
    • WV0039 Helen Bonner Eshelman Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Jane DeWan, 1999

    • 1999-01-28
    • Documents Mary Jane DeWan's pre-war nurse's training; her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945; and her life and career following World War II.

      DeWan briefly discusses her nursing training before...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan 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
    • [Graduation photo of Cooks and Bakers Class XI, 1944]

    • 1944-09-29
    • A formal group photo upon the graduation of the Cooks and Bakers Class XI at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, New York on September 29, 1944. Elizabeth C. Hickcox is in the center of the back row. The women pictured are: Alice Reed, Glenda...
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Ethel Palma in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ethel Palma seated outside the Allied Officers Club in Port Moresby, New Guinea, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [WACs in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAC friends and coworkers of Ethel LeBlanc Palma read mail in New Guinea, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Three WACs in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WACs, possibly including Ethel LeBlanc Palma, are seated at a table outdoors, while a native, probably of New Guinea, stands behind them, 1944
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gilbert Mattson, 1999

    • 1999-01-09
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Gilbert Mattson's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946; and her involvement in WAVES National beginning in the late 1980s.

      Mattson...
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • [Carrie Radnik at mess hall, New Guinea, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Carrie Gammel Radnik poses at the entrance of the mess hall of the 87th Station Hospital, in Doba Dura, New Guinea, in 1943. She wears a khaki shirt and slacks with drawstring ankles, a uniform probably only issued to nurses serving in the Pacific,...
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-21
    • Reeves has been reading "A Tree Grows in Brooklyn" and preparing the club for a health inspection. She also mentions swimming pool games, rearranging her room, and the MPs enforcing a 5 mile/hour speed limit.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Army bivouac in New Guinea, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Picture of an army bivouac in New Guinea, as seen in 1943 or 1944. Soldiers set up tents and cots under palm trees. A servicewoman stands in the foreground with her back to the camera.
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • [Sign in Doba Dura, New Guinea, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Picture of a roadside sign in Doba Dura at Oro Bay, New Guinea, in 1943. The sign reads "Dobodura-Tokyo Road. 'There are many roads to Tokyo; we will neglect none of them.' Pres. Roosevelt."
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • [Army nurses outside tent in New Guinea, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • Army nurse Janet Froome and fellow servicewoman Ada Bridge stand outside their "home," a tent in New Guinea, in February 1943. Bridge holds two stuffed koala bear toys.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Janet Froome in front of her tent, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • Janet Froome poses in front of her tent in New Guinea in 1943. On the back of the photo she has written,"'Angel of Mercy' New Guinea style."
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Carrie Radnik, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Carrie Gammel Radnik poses beside a building in the ANC beige off-duty dress and service cap, while stationed in New Guinea from 1943 to 1944.
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-27
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves describes her social activities, including dances, visiting Bettie, and her surprise birthday celebration.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-07-13
    • Reeves has transferred to Clark Field at Luzon, Philippines. She describes seeing the destruction of Manila, her bullet-riddled house, local plant life, food, and natives. She suspects Betty's current illness is caused by love life woes and "being...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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