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  • Veteran's biography: 1949)
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    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Betty Etten Wiker, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Betty Etten Wiker's service in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War.

      Wiker briefly discusses her childhood and education in Chicago, her reasons for enlisting in the WAAC, and her basic training at Fort Des...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Geraldine Muse Phillips at Fort Lee, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Geraldine Muse Phillips poses outside while attending officer candidate school at Fort Lee, Virginia, in early 1949. She wears Women's Army Corps winter service dress uniform and barracks cap with a utility bag.
    • WV0129 Geraldine Muse Phillips Papers
    • [WACs in pajamas, circa 1949]

    • 1949
    • WACs in pajamas sit on a bunk bed in the barracks at Fort Lee, Virginia, during basic training, circa 1949.
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker in recruiting office, circa 1949]

    • 1949
    • Photo of Betty Etten Wiker seated at her desk in a recruiting office at 39 Whitehall Street, New York City, circa 1949. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Corps (WAC) winter service uniform with captain's rank insignia, United States Army Air Forces...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Pegg Hemphill, 2002

    • 2002-01-04
    • Primarily documents Betty Pegg Hemphill's service in the Women's Air Force from 1949 to 1951.

      Hemphill briefly describes her early life, including a visit from soldiers stationed at the Greensboro Airport near her home and her aunt serving...
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • [Portrait of Betty Pegg Hemphill, 1951]

    • 1951
    • Portrait of Betty Pegg Hemphill in WAF khaki shirtwaist with winged propeller insignia and garrison cap, taken while she was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1951.
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • [WAF unit on parade, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • A squadron of WAFs march toward the camera while on parade at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, circa 1951.
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • [WAF softball team, 1950]

    • 1950
    • Group photo of the Ellington Air Force Base (Houston, Texas) softball team in 1950. Betty Pegg Hemphill is on the front row holding the team mascot.
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Christine M. Knott, 2010

    • 2010-08-09
    • Knott discusses her early life as part of a military family living in Libya and many parts of the United States, her early life and early adult life, her service and life after retirement, as well as her perspectives concerning military culture and...
    • WV0498 Christine M. Knott Papers
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Fisher, 2000

    • 2000-12-18
    • Documents Audrey Ann Fisher's twenty-seven year career in the military, with an emphasis on attitudes and changes in the Women's Army Corps and the U.S. Army.

      Fisher discusses her childhood in Oregon and Washington; her social life after...
    • WV0153 Audrey Ann Fisher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mildred Smith Johnson, 2000

    • 2000-12-13
    • Interview primarily documents Mildred Smith Johnson's work as a nurse and her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC).

      Johnson briefly describes the family farm near Statesville, North Carolina, attending a one-room segregated school, her...
    • WV0192 Mildred Smith Johnson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Valeria F. Hilgart, 2000

    • 2000-03-01
    • Primarily documents the life of Valeria F. Hilgart and her service with the United States Marine Corps. Hilgart discusses her dissatisfaction with menial work, her desire to join the military and follow in her sister's footsteps, her belief that...
    • WV0158 Valeria F. Hilgart Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Janice A. Farringer, 2014

    • 2014-11-01
    • Primarily documents the life of Janice A. Farringer and her service with the United States Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

      Farringer recalls serving as vice president of the Student Bar Association while at the University of Memphis...
    • WV0572 Janice A. Farringer Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Galster Layton Starkey

    • 2016-06-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Galster Layton Starkey and her service with the Women's Army Corps and United States Army.

      Starkey recalls her desire to prove herself to her family by completing U.S. Army Airborne School, and the...
    • WV0614 Mary Galster Layton Starkey Papers

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