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    • Oral history interview with Virginia Russell Reavis, 2000

    • 2000-09-17
    • Primarily documents Virginia Russell Reavis' service in Europe with the Army Air Forces' 810th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron during World War II and her nursing career and personal life following the war."

      Discussion of Reavis' early...
    • WV0183 Virginia Russell Reavis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Norma Schrader, 2007

    • 2007-02-02
    • Primarily documents Norma Schrader's active service with the WAVES from 1945 to 1946 and 1951 to 1953, and her life in the reserves following these tours.

      Schrader briefly discusses her family, her job at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company...
    • WV0379 Norma Schrader Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Holdridge Reeves, 2008

    • 2008-02-14
    • Primarily documents Jean Reeves' service in New Guinea and the Philippines with the American Red Cross from 1944 to 1946.

      Reeves briefly discusses her early life, including her education. She recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, and shares...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Oral history interview with Doris Wilson, 2007

    • 2007-03-08
    • Primarily covers Doris Dickens (Hoye) Wilson's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during WWII, and her education and career following the war.

      Wilson discusses life during the Depression; her...
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rosetta Elliot McMahon, 2007

    • 2007-04-17
    • Primarily documents Rosetta Elliot McMahon's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1944.

      McMahon briefly discusses her family, her hometown in West Virginia, working in defense...
    • WV0393 Rosetta McMahon Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kathryn Hampton, 2005

    • 2005-11-21
    • Primarily documents Mary Kay Hampton's youth; her service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years in Europe; and her life after the war.

      Hampton briefly discusses her childhood, including her father being...
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kate Bonds, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Mary Kate Bonds primarily tells of coming of age during the Great Depression and of her service in the WAVES during World War Two and in the U.S. Navy until 1971.

      Bonds discusses her childhood in Chickamauga, Georgia, near the Civil War...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [WAVES pass in review, 1946]

    • 1946-04-13
    • Three WAVES, including Francis Barringer Bailey in the center, salute as pass in review at U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, on April 13, 1946. Male navy officers stand on a raised platform to take the review, with service men in khaki...
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses on the steps of a building in her WAVES dress white summer uniform with officer's combination hat in 1943. A note on the back of the photo reads,"Dress whites - we hated this uniform."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Franes Barringer Bailey in uniform beside a car, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses beside a car in front of her home wearing a belted raincoat and officer's combination hat. The back of the photo reads,"The raincoat, we thought it flattering."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [WAVES dine at an anniversary party, 1945]

    • 1945-07-30
    • WAVES dine at tables during a party in Corpus Christi, Texas. The women are probably celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the establishment of the WAVES on July 30, 1942. The WAVES are in navy blue dress uniforms and being waited on by an...
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Aerial photograph of review parade, 1946]

    • 1946-04-13
    • Aerial photograph of review parade at U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, on April 13, 1946. Four WAVES unit formations and many male navy units stand at attention on a tarmac.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [WAVES units pass in review, 1946]

    • 1946-04-13
    • Review ceremony at the U.S. Naval Air Station at Corpus Christi, Texas, on April 13, 1946. Two WAVES formations march on the tarmac, followed by units of male sailors. Three officers stand in a triangle formation in front. Two male and one female...
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Great Lakes Supply Department staff, 1943]

    • 1943-11-12
    • A formal group photograph of the Great Lakes Supply Department staff at U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, taken November 12, 1943.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Supply School graduation class, 1943]

    • 1943-08
    • Half of the graduating class of the Navy Supply Corps School at Harvard's Radcliffe College pose for a formal photo in August 1943. The group is comprised of five rows of WAVES and three male sailors.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Four WAVES and a sailor, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Five U.S. Navy members pose outside a building at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, circa 1946. The WAVES are identified as colleagues of Francis B. Bailey, who worked in the base's dispersing and payroll offices.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey with coworker, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses with a coworker, a sailor, on the steps of a building at the Naval Air Station at Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1946. Both carry pistols in holsters on their hips because Bailey is transporting the payroll.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Francis Barringer Bailey poses in front of her home wearing the WAVES white summer uniform with officer's combination hat and a purse. The back of the photo reads, "Summer seersucker - seldom wore the jacket."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Portrait of Frances Barringer Bailey, 1943]

    • 1943-06
    • A formal portrait of Frances Barringer Bailey taken upon completion of WAVES basic training in the summer of 1943. She wears a dark uniform with the combination hat.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Plane crash wreckage, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photo of the wreckage of the plane crash Virginia Russell Reavis was in, circa 1943. She survived and received a commendation.
    • WV0183 Virginia Russell Reavis Papers

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