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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
    • [Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with brother and cousin in New Guinea, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army Nurse Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with her brother (right), a member of the U.S. Navy, and her cousin Don Lozer (left), stand outside the nurses quarters in New Guinea, ca. 1944. She is wearing the brown and white striped seersucker field hospital...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan 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
    • [10th Station Hospital Nurses, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Jane V. DeWan, first row on the left, and the 10th Station Hospital nurses at Oro Bay or Finschhafen, New Guinea, in 1944. The group is likely wearing the tropical shirtwaist and pants.
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-21
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves has cleaned up the club, and is now making covers for cots. She writes to inform her mother that she is in New Guinea, not the Philippines, as that is probably too close to the front for women.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves 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
    • Base E beacon [1945]

    • 1945-01-22
    • Volume 2, Number 3 of the newsletter addresses the wartime baby boom and New Guinea geography. Also includes an Army question-and-answer column and a joke page.

      Three pages of a newsletter put out by the Information and Education Section at...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • The beacon [1945]

    • 1945-03-05
    • Volume 2, Number 9 of the newsletter features stories on veterans' assistance legislation and an upcoming USO show. War-related news includes MacArthur's capture of the southern Luzon coast, the Marines' advance on Iwo Jima, and Russian forces...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • The beacon [1945]

    • 1945-03-19
    • Volume 2, Number 11 of the newsletter covers pending national service legislation, and job placement for veterans. Primarily features war news, including the activities on all fronts, military policy-related stories, articles on Latin America and...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • The beacon [1945]

    • 1945-02-19
    • Volume 2, Number 7 of the newsletter provides features a humorous story on furlough eligibility and an update on the base's anti-pilferage radio campaign. Also includes many war-related articles on European and Pacific Theatre developments, a...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves 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
    • [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

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