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    • Oral history interview with Ethel LeBlanc Palma, 1999

    • 1999-11-22
    • Documents Ethel LeBlanc Palma's early life; her work as a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) recruiter stateside and a foreign mail censorer in the Pacific during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Prominent pre-war topics...
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • Oral history interview with M. Inez Caroon Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-05-26
    • Documents Inez Bailey's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and her subsequent military career.


      Bailey...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mattie Donnell Hicks, 1999

    • 1999-02-25
    • Documents Mattie Donnell Hicks's nurse education and training; service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1966; and post-war life in Greensboro, North Carolina.

      Hicks provides a brief description of her pre-war nurse education and...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • 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 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
    • Oral history interview with Mary Palek Turner, 2002

    • 2002-04-18
    • Primarily documents Mary Palek Turner's service as a nurse in the air force and her personal life afterwards.

      Turner discusses her Austria-Hungarian heritage; blackouts in New Jersey after the attack on Pearl Harbor; attending nursing...
    • WV0254 Mary L. Turner Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-07
    • Reeves wishes her dad a Happy Birthday, thanks him for looking after her finances, and is glad that he approves of Tom. She tells of the new canteen, a possible promotion, and her new watch. She also describes Tom's new living situation at an...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves 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 Nicollette P. Martinez, 2002

    • 2002-03-06
    • Interview primarily documents Nicolette Martinez's service in the U.S. Navy from 1990-1994.

      Martinez discusses joining the military to pay for college, her reasons for choosing the navy, and her deferred enlistment. She provides details of...
    • WV0251 Nicolette Petrone Martinez Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her mother, 1945]

    • 1945-08-02
    • Jean Reeves describes the two new canteens opening on base. She writes that Tom has two new officers, describes mangos and the clothing of local children, and mentions Betty's fiancee's transfer from Europe to the Pacific.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1944-09-17
    • Reeves has had an adverse reaction to a round of booster shots and has had her luggage lost. She recounts that Tom has yet to ship out, and that if his promotion to major goes through, will have to stay for quite some time and be ineligible for...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Base E beacon [1945]

    • 1945-02-05
    • Volume 2, Number 4 of the newsletter includes a feature column announcing Irving Berlin's performance of "This Is the Army" on the base that night. Other column topics include war-related news, the American Homefront, and New Guinea natives. Also...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Base E beacon [1945]

    • 1945-02-12
    • Volume 2, Number 6 of the newsletter announces base activities, Army policies, Homefront news, and war-related activities, especially the Battle for Berlin. Other topics include the agriculture of New Guinea, editorial on Russia joining Allied...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Base E beacon [1945]

    • 1945-01-22
    • Volume 2, Number 3 of the newsletter addresses the wartime baby boom and New Guinea geography. Also includes an Army question-and-answer column and a joke page.

      Three pages of a newsletter put out by the Information and Education Section at...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • Base E beacon,  1945

    • 1945-01-29
    • Volume 2, Number 4 of the newsletter includes a feature column addressing "Rumor Mongering" on the base. Other columns include "The War in Brief"Bombs and the Japanese Mentality," the history of New Guinea, an Army question-and-answer column, and a...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • The beacon [1945]

    • 1945-03-05
    • Volume 2, Number 9 of the newsletter features stories on veterans' assistance legislation and an upcoming USO show. War-related news includes MacArthur's capture of the southern Luzon coast, the Marines' advance on Iwo Jima, and Russian forces...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers

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