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  • Veteran's biography: 1953
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    • [Women Marines at Parris Island, circa 1953]

    • 1953
    • Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney and a fellow Woman Marine, probably in summer service uniform, are seated outside a building at Parris Island, South Carolina, in 1953.
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lenora Nagel, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Documents Lenora I. Nagel's early life in western North Dakota; her family history; her service with the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956; and her work teaching overseas as a civilian with the Department of Defense for almost thirty...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [Lenora I. Nagel in San Antonio, 1953]

    • 1953-08
    • Lenora I. Nagel poses on the patio of the Spanish Governor's Palace in San Antonio, Texas, in 1953, wearing the WAF special summer cord uniform and enlisted hat.
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [Lenora I. Nagel at Keesler Air Force Base, 1953]

    • 1953-11
    • Lenora I. Nagel, in her WAF blue winter uniform, stands outdoors at Keesler Air Force Base, Mississippi, where she attended radio school in November 1953.
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel 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 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 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney, 1999

    • 1999-12-08
    • Primarily documents Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney's memories of growing up during World War II; her experiences in boot camp at Parris Island, South Carolina; and her married life, particularly after her husband, also a Marine, was diagnosed with...
    • WV0131 Eleanor Steinhebel Gurney Papers
    • [Jane Heins Escher, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Formal portrait of Jane Escher in WAVES uniform, taken in San Diego in late 1952 or early 1953.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • [Portrait of Ruth Payne Brown, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Portrait of Ruth V. Payne Brown in WAC taupe "Hattie Carnegie" uniform, taken at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953.
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [WACs in front of current events display, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Ruth V. Payne Brown (left) and a fellow WAC pose in front of a current events display focusing on the worldwide battle against "Red" Communists for a public relations photo during basic training at Fort Lee, New Jersey, in 1953. Both women wear the...
    • WV0193 Ruth Virginia Payne Brown Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary Cannon, circa 1953]

    • 1953
    • Hand-tinted portrait of Mary Cannon in her Army Nurse Corps uniform and garrison cap with captain's bars, ca. 1953.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Kay Phillips and Mary Cannon cut cake, 1953]

    • 1953
    • Army nurses Lt. Col. Kay Phillips (left) and Mary Cannon (right) slice a cake which reads "Kay and Mary, Thunderbirds Delight." Also present is a man in uniform and three patients from the ward in which the two worked in 1953 in Korea.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon 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
    • [Therese Lambert portrait, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • Photograph of Therese M. Lambert in WAC winter winter service uniform. The rank of corporal and the United States Army Europe patch can be seen on her sleeve.
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [Therese Lambert in WAC Uniform, 1950]

    • 1950
    • Therese Lambert stands at "parade rest" in front of a barracks building at the Women's Army Corps Training Center at Fort Lee, Virginia. Lambert belonged to WAC Company C, First Battalion while training at Fort Lee. She is wearing a WAC Class-B...
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [Therese Lambert and Gene Brunni, 1950]

    • 1950
    • Therese M. Lambert (left) and Gene Brunni (right) pose for a photograph at Fort Lee, Virgina, during basic training. Both are wearing WAC Class-B service uniforms and barracks caps." Writing at the bottom of the photograph reads "Love, Gene—1950"
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [Three WACs at Ft. Lee, 1950]

    • 1950
    • Pictured in front of a tree at Fort Lee, Virginia, are (left to right) Lieutenant Freeman, Sergeant Smeller, and Private Merwin. All three are wearing WAC service dress uniforms and barracks caps. A chevron denoting the rank of private first class...
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [WAC hangs laundry at Fort Lee, 1950]

    • 1950
    • WAC Rose Belasco hangs laundry out to dry behind a row of barracks at Fort Lee, Virginia. She is wearing a WAC summer service uniform without a service jacket. This photograph was taken during basic training in 1950.
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History

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