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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 Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 4 February 1944]

    • 1944-02-04
    • Rice is back in the U.S. She tells of visitors she has had, letters she has written and received, and care of German prisoners in the hospital. Currently she is Charge of Quarters, meaning she answers the telephone and doorbell.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945.]

    • 1945-02-14
    • Phillips describes her train trip from North Carolina to basic training in Des Moines. She writes of the schedule of her first two days, various tests they are taking including IQ and mechanical aptitude tests, and the DPT shots they were required...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-08
    • Phillips recalls a trip to Des Moines where they danced at the USO, mentions seeing a play starring Helen Hayes, and going to a party at the USO. She includes lyrics to a Des Moines WAC song.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-14
    • Phillips responds to letters from home, enjoys her classes, especially map reading and supply, and is learning much about the war through films. She promises not to smoke too much, requests that her parents put her money in the bank, and mentions...
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-19
    • Phillips discusses a basketball game, attending her first USO show, which included acrobats and tightrope walkers, and a trip to Ames, Iowa. She mentions letters from friends she has received and having KP.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Constance Phillips to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-11
    • Phillips has moved to Camp Atterbury for x-ray school. She notes getting new uniforms, the improved KP duty, her classes, and requests money from her furlough fund to purchase textbooks.
    • WV0082 Constance Cline Phillips Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Katopes relays the details of the first leg of her train ride to Des Moines for basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Most of the girls she has met were teachers. In the second half of the letter, Katopes is waiting to check in. She...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-11
    • Katopes describes basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including the base movie theater, kitchen patrol, doing laundry, a typhoid vaccination, and a blister that prevents her from marching.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-14
    • Katopes' describes activities at basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including her company escorting a visiting female English officer, parades, flags, attending OCS graduation exercises where the WAAC director...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-19
    • Katopes' describes her last week of basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Activities including her company being filmed parading and doing calisthenics, seeing a live concert broadcast on TV, receiving winter uniforms and a Congressional...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jim, 1942]

    • 1942-11-24
    • Katopes relates recent developments to her sister and brother-in-law, including many personnel transfers, getting her uniform altered, being acting first sergeant, and speculating as to her next assignment.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Betty, 1943]

    • 1943-03-21
    • Katopes relates her discouragement at learning she has washed out of Officer Candidate School, and describes the reasons for it, emphasizing the importance befriending the "right" people. She describes her job in Public Relations at Fort...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dean and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-04-06
    • Katopes describes life at Fort Oglethorpe to her sister and brother-in-law, including her improved living quarters and bathroom facilities, listening to the marching band practice next door to where she works, and a WAAC receiving a disability...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from friend Marie to Catherine Katopes, 1944]

    • 1944-09-25
    • Katopes' friend Marie writes from France, but describes her recent stay in England including buzz bombs, daily activities, and sightseeing. Marie describes the more primitive conditions after arriving in France, and talks of learning how to...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Lee to Catherine Katopes and Georgie, 24 June 1945]

    • 1945-06-24
    • Katopes' friend Lee describes her transfer to The Phillipines from Australia, including baggage weight limitations, stops in New Guinea, and Biak, Palaw, and Leyte, and enjoying the flights. Lee describes the rubble in Manila, lacking permanent...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers

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