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    • [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 W.T. Briscoe to Sammie Rice, 1943]

    • 1943-04-11
    • Briscoe, at Camp Tyson, Tennessee, has completed Barrage Balloon Service School but was not assigned to an advanced school. He notices from her letters that Sammie has changed in several ways since joining the army.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from W.T. Briscoe to Sammie Rice, 12 December, 1943.]

    • 1943-12-12
    • Briscoe writes of hearing Roland Hayes in concert and seeing a performance of "Porgy and Bess," which he loved. He writes of his strong feelings toward Sammie and hopes that they are reciprocated.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-02-01
    • Goddard assures her husband she doesn't plan on applying for Officer's Candidate School, mentions a brighter war picture, and has heard no word of the base closing.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Lola H. Ryan to mother, dad, and Stub, 1945]

    • 1945-05-15
    • Lola H. Ryan writes in great detail about V-E Day celebrations in Marseilles, France, including French revelers swarming the streets, a party at the local T.C. club, multiple guns salutes, and the celebratory artillery salvos that occurred...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • [Letter from Catherine Cox to Bob, 1944]

    • 1944-09-14
    • Kay Cox describes the difficulty of training three new recruits, an amusing visit from an officer, and the army's ever changing recruitment policies. She reprimands Bob for a depressing comment in a previous letter and confirms their mutual...
    • WV0366 Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters, 1940-1968
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-31
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves opened her new canteen last week and is serving 1000 men a day. She reports that she has again visited the hospital for her canker sores, received her promotion and raise, a woodworking factory has been opened nearby, men...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-10-09
    • Reeves has had several trips to Manila to see Tom, who's imminent departure for Japan has been delayed. She mentions hearing a rebroadcast of the 6th World Series game, transportation problems in their area of the Pacific, a new wonder drug called...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Safe-Conduct Pass]

    • Undated
    • A Vietnam-era safe-conduct pass, issued to a person, usually an enemy state's subject, to allow the enemy alien to traverse its territory without harassment, bodily harm, or fear of death.
    • WV0600 Marcia Jones Snow Papers
    • [Diary of Henrietta Pearl Terry, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Henrietta Pearl Terry served as a naval aerologist during the Second World War as a member of the WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service]. She was stationed at Naval Air Station Norfolk outside of Norfolk, Virginia. Her diary spans...
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Navy Squadron 13A, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Squadron 13A poses in front of the Link Trainer Building at the main base in Corpus Christi, Texas, Novemeber 1944. WAVES pictured are (first row, standing) Jane johnson, Ellen DeMorelle,", Sis Wright, Delancy, Marsh, Taylor, Smith, Foley, Tanner,...
    • WV0005 Margaret Grantham Sherry Photograph
    • [Portrait of three SPARS,1944]

    • 1944
    • Virginia Van Dongen (top) and two fellow Coast Guard SPARS from the Atlantic City station pose in 1944.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Rachel Summers McGee outside building, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands in front of an unknown building, wearing the WAAC enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform and garrison cap, circa 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [Rachel Summers McGee at Ft. Knox, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands beside the sign for the Headquarters, Armored Force, at Ft. Knox in winter 1943. She wears the enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform with Hobby hat.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [WAAC 5th Company, 3rd Regiment, 1942]

    • 1942-12-19
    • 5th Company of the WAAC 3rd Regiment is photographed at the Fort Des Moines Training Center on December 19, 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [WAVES aboard the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES Elizabeth Ryan and Mildred Fitzgerald view the binnacle, a case housing the compass, of the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • [Louise Nash Dorsett,  1945]

    • 1945
    • Louise Nash Dorsett stands in front of a tree wearing a WAVES officer dress blue uniform and garrison cap in spring of 1945.
    • WV0017 Louise Nash Dorsett Papers

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