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    • [Diary of Audrey Meyers, 1944-1945]

    • 1944
    • Audrey Meyers (1924-1992) served in the Women's Army Corps from 1944-1945. In her diary, she discusses her basic training at Fort Des Moines in Iowa, her daily life working as a medical technician at Halloran General Hospital in New York City, and...
    • WV0151 Audrey Meyers Diary
    • [Willa Walker Bean, portrait photo, circa 1954]

    • 1944
    • Willa Walker wears the postwar blue outdoor uniform. On her lapel is the standard Navy Nurse Corps Insignia. She appears to have on a WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S.Navy) officer's cap which may be out of regulation.
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [WAVES battalion photo, Bethesda, Maryland]

    • Undated
    • Written on the front page of theis photograph is "Company Battalion 2, U.S.N. [Navy] Hospital Corps School (Women's Reserve), Bethesda, Maryland." The women standing in formation are WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S....
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [WAVES on parade ground at Hunter College Navy Training Base]

    • Undated
    • In this photo likely members of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S. Navy) Company 68-44 Battalion Two, U.S. Navy, are marching on the parade ground at Hunter College in Bronx, New York. They wear the standard WAVES white...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Willa Bean and a unidentified U.S. Navy solider]

    • Undated
    • Willa Bean wears the navy blue service and dress uniform and black oxford shoes. The patch located on her right arm, mid-shoulder, indicates the rank of third class petty officer. The man in the photo has on the dark blue dress uniform of the U.S....
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Willa in group shot of WAVES, Bronx NY, 1945]

    • 1945
    • The women in the photograph wear a combination of WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S. Navy] clothing that is outside of standard regulation. They have on the standard WAVES white t-shirt and blue tie. This is combined with...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [WAVES group photo]

    • Undated
    • This is a candid shot; women in the photograph are wearing the regulation pinstriped gray working uniform, Lisel stockings, oxford work shoes, blue cover hat, and matching blue cap ribbon. On the lapels is a patch of the traditional WAVES (Women...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Walker and fellow WAVES obverse traditional quilt making]

    • Undated
    • Walker and the other women in this photograph (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service—U.S.Navy)wear the enlisted gray pinstriped working uniform, and the regulation cap with identical cover for the gray uniform. The clear view positioning...
    • WV0491 Willa Walker Bean Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-03
    • Goddard writes to her husband about his accident and his recovery. She has two weeks of WAC basic training at Fort Des Moines left, and will see the Company Commander about where she will be relocated and if she will be sent home to Rapid City.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-13
    • Goddard writes of the details of her days, including KP, laundry, classes, and inspections. She is mailing some of her belongings home along with gifts, in case she's not home for Christmas. Her last week of basic training is busy and she is...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-18
    • Goddard has completed her exams and is in her last period at Fort Des Moines. She recounts the details of her Sunday routine, including the care packages received by many.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-21
    • Goddard is still not sure of her next assignment and where she'll be for Christmas. She describes KP, writes of her classes and instructors, and notes the bad war news of late.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-26
    • Goddard mentions her wedding anniversary and speaking to her husband on the phone. She discusses a visit from her parents, her father's health, and packages she received.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-01-02
    • Goddard discusses a potential job opportunity and provides details of the office and some of her duties in Rapid City. She also mentions the cold weather, the need for warmer clothing, her New Years dinner, and her new address.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-01-10
    • Goddard writes of her visit to the dentist, a letter from her parents, and new rules with strict repercussions at Rapid City AAB. She plans to go home to her husband for the weekend and discusses the menu for her visit.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard 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 Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-03-21
    • Goddard writes of her weekend with her husband and how much she misses him. She tells of a gardening project, a visit to friends in the hospital, and practical jokes the women play on each other. She hopes that Germany will fall in the spring as...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her Husband, May 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • Goddard expresses the love and appreciation she has for her husband and is looking forward to being discharged soon. She also mentions her recent social activities and her duties the following day.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-11
    • Carol writes that the medical WACs are leaving on Friday for Sioux Falls, and hopes that she will get down there to visit her husband for the weekend. She's making plans for shipping her belongings home, and mentions doing laundry.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers

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