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  • Veteran's biography: 1951
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    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Grace Swank Alexander, 1999

    • 1999-01-20
    • Documents Grace Alexander's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1951 to 1953; her following years of reserve and Special Services duty operating clubs and teaching school at bases...
    • WV0018 Grace Alexander Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Marie Kevensky, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Marie Kevensky's experiences in the Marines Corps Women's Reserve from 1951 to 1954 and her duties in Europe with the Department of State Foreign Service.

      Kevensky discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; physical...
    • WV0113 Marie Kevensky Oral History
    • [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
    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Gail Adams, 2008

    • 2008-10-30
    • Documents Gail Adams' early life; her lengthy service in the United States Air Force between the years 1970-1993; and her life after receiving an honorable discharge.

      Adams recalls her early life and her mother's remarriage to an air force...
    • WV0434 Gail Adams Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • [Frances Bradsher Turner washing her hair, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • Frances Bradsher Turner washes her hair in a bowl at the 2nd Mobile Surgical Hospital in Korea, circa 1951. She wears the ANC brown and white striped seersucker overseas hospital dress.
    • WV0236 Frances Bradsher Turner Papers
    • [ANC nurses in Korea, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • A group of Army Nurse Corps members, all wearing field jackets, trousers, and boots, pose beside a tent in Korea, circa 1951.
    • WV0236 Frances Bradsher Turner Papers
    • [Frances Bradsher Turner at 1st MASH headquarters, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • Frances Bradsher Turner sits on the steps at the entrance to the 1st Mobile Army Surgical Unit (MASH) headquarters camp in Korea, circa 1951. She wears the ANC field work uniform and has book in her lap.
    • WV0236 Frances Bradsher Turner Papers
    • [Frances Bradsher Turner in kitchen, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • Frances Bradsher Turner poses at a counter in the kitchen of the 2nd Mobile Army Surgical Hospital (MASH) in Korea, circa 1951. According to the caption, the photo depicts "Lt. Fuselage" and her "combat cargo."
    • WV0236 Frances Bradsher Turner Papers
    • [Nurses by a tent in Korea, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • Four female ANC personnel pose outside a tent in Korea, circa 1951. The group appears to be wearing long johns and includes an African American nurse and one smoking a cigarette.
    • WV0236 Frances Bradsher Turner Papers
    • [Recruit Training, Company 15, 1951]

    • 1951-08-15
    • Group photo of WAVES Company 15, Recruit Training (W) at the US Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois, on August 15, 1951.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers

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