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    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Avery recounts a harrowing flight from March Field in Riverside, California, to George Air Force Base in Victorville, California, where they were the first WASPs ever to land. She describes their greeting, quarters, and the base, and ponders what...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Nina Harmon, 1991]

    • 1991-01-22
    • Nina Harmon writes to Janet King discussing her experience embarking from Fort Bragg in North Carolina and travelling to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. Harmon discusses landing in Saudi Arabia and being transported to her headquarters and the stress of...
    • WV0525 Nina Harmon Oral History
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • Avery describes a plane crash during a foggy morning practice. She enjoys ground school at Mather Field, saying they have the best instruction and latest data.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Ella regarding Pearl Harbor, 13 December 1941]

    • 1941-12-13
    • Ella, stationed at Pearl Harbor, describes in detail the Japanese attack and the effects it had on the lives of people on base and in the city. Topics include America's denial of the potential for attack; hearing the attack; rushing to the...
    • WV0343 Pearl Harbor Letter
    • [Letter from Catherine Cox to Bob, 1944]

    • 1944-03-10
    • Kay Cox gives a lengthy description of the physical and emotional state of wounded soldiers returning from overseas to Stark Hospital in Charleston, S.C. She informs Bob that they say conditions in Italy are horrific and that England is a...
    • WV0366 Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters, 1940-1968
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-10-12
    • This one page, front and back letter from Evelyn to her parents gives and explanation of four photos sent home; thanks them for a package; and discusses the addition of a fireplace in her barracks, a dance planned for that Wednesday, and meeting...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-03
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves is preparing to leave for her new assignment, and has spent the day teaching English to Chinese children. Other topics include a meal with "looly water" Australian beer; her pets, a cricket and a lizard; a variety show; and...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to mother, 1945]

    • 1945-03-09
    • Reeves reveals that a service member drew the illustrations and provides an overview of recent recreation activities, including her singing trio.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-04
    • Jean Holdridge (Reeves) and Tom Reeves have attempted to cheer a sick friend. She gives detailed descriptions of Tom and Pat, answers her mother's questions, and expresses unhappiness with the strictness of a new Colonel.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 20 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-20
    • Mead tells her mother how basic training is proceeding, including her near discharge for an episode of "nerves," the job selection process, her hope to attend radio school, being issued more new uniforms, going for sundaes, and seeing a performance...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Operating room staff on D-Day, 1944]

    • 1944-06-06
    • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski (left) and other medical staff stand above a patient in an operating room of the 305th Station Hospital on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The nurses are wearing the brown and white seersucker field hospital uniform.
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [WAC clothing and personal items in barracks, 1945]

    • 1945-04-18
    • Photo of the proper arrangement of clothing and personal items in the barracks taken April 18, 1945. Uniforms are hung from a bar, with shirts, dresses, and coats hanging left to right. Above the clothing rack is an open cabinet with two shelves...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Group of WASP and B-17 Bomber]

    • Undated
    • Photograph of a group of Women Airforce Service Pilots [WASP] all wearing work attire. Three of the women wear battle jackets with slacks, while the second one from the left is attired in the work coveralls with extended pockets for holding tools....
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs at Philippines field hospital, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Agnes Cantwell's WAC co-workers are seated on steps in front of an army hospital in the Philippines in 1945. The seated WACs wear service uniforms with pants while a soldier and a nurse in the cotton seersucker field uniform stand above them.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • [Maxine Easter on anniversary of Navy Nurse Corps, 1970]

    • 1970-05
    • Maxine Easter (center, in NNC white evening dress) and two women in civilian clothes hold a sword while standing above a cake celebrating the 62nd anniversary of Navy Nurse Corps at Port Hueneme, California, in May 1970.
    • WV0108 Maxine Virginia Easter Papers
    • [Queen Street Red Cross Cafe in Brisbane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • A shot from across Queen Street of the Australian Red Cross Cafe in Brisbane, as seen in late 1944. Groups of servicemen linger out front, and a banner above it reads, "Red Cross, Give Often, Give Now." (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Navy 3964 Quonset huts, Tacloban, Philippines, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Photo of the Quonset huts that served as the officers mess at the 3964 Naval Shore Facility in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, as seen from above in 1945. In the distance, a sailboat and four military vessels float in the bay. (Photo taken from...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Navy ships in inner bay, Tacloban, Philippines, 1945]

    • 1945
    • View from above of the inner bay in Tacloban, Leyte, Philippines, in 1945, showing dozens of military ships as well as smaller traditional boats in the bay. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946

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