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    • [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
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • Documents Rachel Leuella Summers McGee's early life; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1942 to 1943; and her life after World War II.

      McGee discusses her decision to join the army and people's reaction to women in...
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Annie Pozyck, 2005

    • 2005-07-20
    • Primarily documents Annie Pozyck's career as a nurse and her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during WWII."

      Pozyck briefly describes her childhood during the Depression, her reasons for becoming a nurse, work as a nurse's assistant, ...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01-13
    • The ship Pozcyk is aboard has just crossed the equator, and the crew put together an equatorial initiation ceremony. Pozcyk is enjoying the on-ship food, attending church, and has purchased a Valentine's Day card for her husband Louis.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozcyk to her  parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-19
    • Pozyck tells how she passes time aboard ship, including playing Bridge and writing letters. She lists meal times, and reminisces about time spent with her husband Louis.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozcyk to her  parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Pozyck, who is aboard ship, has received her family's letters and a newspaper clipping they sent. She informs them she is doing well and attending church.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her  parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01-25
    • Pozyck, aboard ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, is enjoying herself and recently watched the movie "Ball of Fire." She believes her husband is currently involved in a military action with the US Ninth Army on the western front.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her  parents, circa 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Pozyck has recovered from her seasickness, feels that she is turning into a decent sailor, and enjoys her shipboard accommodations. She tells her parents about her husband's promotion and address change.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945  ]

    • 1945-01-28
    • Pozyck writes that she is doing fine and learning a lot about playing Bridge. Pozyck tells her parents how to care for processions that she left behind and about her increased allotment check.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-31
    • Pozyck describes her recent birthday celebration, in which the ship's crew and fellow army nurses sung her happy birthday and gave her gifts and a birthday cake.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945 ]

    • 1945-02-02
    • Pozyck has landed on an island in the Philippines and is stationed at the 133rd General Hospital until another hospital is completed." She describes living in a tent camp in thick mud, washing herself and her clothes using only her helmet, and...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-04
    • Pozyck has just received lots of letters. She is working in an orthopedic ward with army nurses and native Filipinos. She notes the poverty of the native people, the frequent rain, and her gear being constantly damp.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-06
    • Pozyck has just taken her first shower since arriving in the Philippines. She is eating coconut and reading letters from home, and hopes to send home pictures.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-08
    • Pozyck has been transferred to a new location in the Philippines and has visited her former commander, Colonel Arn. She reminds her parents not to send gifts.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-09
    • Pozyck is serving with the surgical division of the 13th General Dispensary, which is in a former Filipino school house, and is sharing a house with a fellow nurse. She has begun to go out at night with Major Arn, and hopes that her husband will...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers

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