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    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lucile Griffin Leonard, 1999

    • 1999-01-29
    • Chiefly documents Lucile Griffin Leonard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the late 1930s and early 1940s and her service as a hospital dietitian with the...
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 1943]

    • 1943-03-14
    • Rice, now in Africa, tells of her visits to Casablanca, Dakar, and Freetown on her way to her latest destination. She discusses money matters, and that she had been Camp Kilmer, N.J., before departing the States.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 23 October 1943]

    • 1943-10-23
    • Rice, somewhere in Africa, tells of her trip to the capitol city, school children visiting the hospital today, and a USO show she saw starring Frederic March. She is currently in charge of the psychopathic ward of the hospital.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Diary of Bernice B. McCormack, 1942-1944]

    • 1942
    • Bernice McCormack served as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. She was stationed in West and North Africa during the conclusion of the Allied North African Campaign. The diary spans the period from December 5, 1942 to May...
    • WV0161 Bernice B. McCormack Papers
    • [Portrait of Lucile Leonard, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Portrait of Lucile Leonard in September 1943, right before she shipped out to North Africa. The "HD" on her caduceus pin identifies Leonard as a hospital dietitian.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Lucile Griffin Leonard in Italy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lucile Griffin Leonard stands in front of decorative doors in Florence, Italy, wearing olive drab dietitian uniform, in 1944 or 1945.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Nurses softball team, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Lucile Griffin Leonard and her softball team of nurses, the "Teddy Bears," group together for a photo in Leghorn, Italy, in 1944 or 1945. Leonard is second from right in the back row.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Elizabeth Williams hands out doughnuts, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Williams holds a doughnut out to the hands of flyers returning from bombing runs at an American Red Cross clubmobile in southern Italy in 1943. The photo is a classic depiction of a Red Cross "Doughnut Dolly."
    • WV0058 Elizabeth Williams Papers
    • [Three Red Cross workers in Morocco, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bernice Bonner (left) poses with chaplain Captain Brenk and fellow Red Cross worker Dorothy while stationed in Morocco, circa 1944. The women wear the Red Cross Military Welfare Corps oxford gray wool uniform and garrison cap.
    • WV0189 Bernice Bonner Papers
    • [Bernice Bonner in Italy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bernice Bonner in Italy, circa 1944. The back of the photo reads, "This windblown witch is me. You can see I need to do something about my hair."
    • WV0189 Bernice Bonner Papers
    • [Bernice Bonner and chaplain in Morocco, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bernice Bonner poses with the base chaplain, Captain Brenk, while they were stationed with the Red Cross in Morocco, circa 1944. The back of the photo reads, "This is me and the chaplain. I look a little goofy but I think the shadow on the glasses...
    • WV0189 Bernice Bonner Papers
    • [Bernice Bonner and friend with German helmets, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Red Cross member Bernice Bonner and friend "Teach" pose with German helmets while on a trip to Anzio Acres in Casablanca, Morocco, circa 1944. The back of the photo reads, "Teach and me on out trip to Anzio. These are two German helmets we picked...
    • WV0189 Bernice Bonner Papers

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