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    • [Letter from Nina Harmon, 1991]

    • 1991-03-09
    • Nina Harmon writes to Janet King from Operation Desert Storm discussing the desert landscape, her interactions with local people, and daily life in the Army Nurse Corps. Harmon talks about leading an exercise class and mentions several people she...
    • WV0525 Nina Harmon Oral History
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Mary, 1943]

    • 1943-06
    • Avery has had a successful first solo flight and wanted to celebrate, but decided to stay in Sweetwater instead. She notes that everyone is tense and wondering who will wash out; several WASPs released their tensions by going out during the...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-08-03
    • Marshall is busy preparing for her transfer to the 32nd General Hospital, which appears to be bound for overseas duty soon. She has been issued more equipment and clothing, and lists things she has yet to acquire. Marshall briefly describes the...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-13
    • LaPlante writes to her parents about her living situation in Ohio, her new roommate. LaPlante discusses her new position in public relations and the publicity materials she is producing. LaPlante speaks of airplanes seen on a recent trip to...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her Husband, 26 February 1944]

    • 1944-02-26
    • Marshall discusses news of U.S. politics, including her fears about passage of a tax bill, the possibility that Roosevelt would not get re-elected, and the feeling among enlisted personnel that politicians are to blame for the war continuing. ...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Mary Markarian Charpentier, 1945]

    • 1945-06-08
    • Mary Markarian Charpentier writes to her family discussing her daily life. Charpentier writes about shopping for her children, the hot weather, and responds to news at home.
    • WV0528 Mary Markarian Charpentier Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1943-09-25
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the difficulties she is facing in regards to her work and ranking. LaPlante is disappointed with her assignment in Intermediate Officers' School, and speaks of her desire to be out of the corps. LaPlante...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [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 Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-15
    • Marshall, now in Belgium, is sick and in bed. She also mentions buying crystal to send home, books she has read, mail she's received, and the terrible weather she endured in Normandy. She returned to the U.S. later that year.
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie and Sylva, 1918]

    • 1918-09-17
    • The conditions that Glory Hancock is working under are starting to wear her down, as she is "so sick of having people depend on me I could scream." She also discusses large artillery being removed from her village, her relationship woes with her...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • Avery passed her civilian check ride earlier, but did not attempt her Army check ride due to ill health. She describes her recent cross-country and night flights, and close calls and crash landings other pilots have had. Ground school has been...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-22
    • Adeline LaPlante writes her parents discussing her work and living situation in Charlotte, North Carolina. LaPlante writes about recruiting young women and her experience representing the WAAC on air at the local radio station, WBT in Charlotte....
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Sylva(" 27 September 1918 ]

    • 1918-09-27
    • Glory Hancock expresses a desire for the war to come to a close as she is exhausted from working so hard. She requests a pair of brown shoes and states that she misses American cooking.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Avery writes of the death of an instructor and student after a plane crash. She also notes they are swimming for PT to prepare for crashes into water. She explains where her nickname of "Sunny" came from.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-08
    • LaPlante writes a letter to her parents mentioning recent leave spent at a beach in Florida, and a subsequent train journey to Air Service Command at Patterson Field in Ohio. LaPlante writes about her desires for her impending assignment. Also...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie, 18 February  1918 ]

    • 1918-02-18
    • Glory Hancock expects to be able to take leave in May if there is not a major offensive. She writes to her father's fiancĂ© in hopes of expediting this process. Don is going to meet up with her soon.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • Hancock talks of the high number of French and English casualties due to the latest increase in fighting. She tells of the dinner she gave before the fighting increased, lists the people who attended, and tells how it ended with an air raid. She...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie, 13 Feb 1918]

    • 1918-02-13
    • Glory Hancock writes to a Favie to congratulate him on his engagement and asks for more details. She says she will try to visit in May and is getting leave to go retrieve her diplomas and pin from Paris.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters

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