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    • Oral history interview with Vera K. Griffin, 2002

    • 2002-01-09
    • Primarily documents Vera Keen Griffin's service in the British Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF) from 1941 to 1944.

      Griffin gives details of her early life, including her education, living during the Depression, and the outbreak of WWII....
    • WV0238 Vera K. Griffin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sheila K. Smith, 2005

    • 2005-01-24
    • Primarily documents Sheila K. Rathbone Smith's service with the British Women's Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1942 to 1946 and her post-war modeling career in England.

      Smith discusses her service in the RAF with a detailed description of the...
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • [RAF barrage balloons, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photo from an airplane of hundreds of barrage balloons floating in skies above England, circa 1943.
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • [Portrait of Sheila K. Smith]

    • Undated
    • Professional modeling photo of Sheila Smith with a ring prominent on her middle finger.
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [British WACs march in Paris parade, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A unit of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), the women's branch of the British army, march down the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in a parade celebrating the third anniversary of American women in the army in May 1945. The Arc de Triomphe, a...
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs
    • [French women march in Paris parade, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A platoon of french army women march in a parade down the Champs-Elysées celebrating the third anniversary of women in the army in the U.S. in May 1945. They are dressed in their national service dress uniforms. The Le Select restaurant can be...
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs
    • [WACs march along Champs-Elysees, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A platoon of WACs march along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees during a parade in Paris in May 1945 celebrating the third anniversary of American women in service. The WACs are wearing dark olive drab service jackets and skirts. The Arc de Triomphe...
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs
    • [WACs march beneath Arc de Triomphe, Paris, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A platoon of WACs march beneath the Arc de Triomphe in a Paris parade celebrating the third anniversary of American women in service in Mat 1945. They are wearing barracks caps, olive drab service dress uniforms, and skirts.
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs
    • [WACs march in Paris parade, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A platoon of WACs march in formation along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, in May 1945. They are dressed in barracks caps, olive drab service jackets, and skirts. Several more platoons of women dressed in service uniforms, a Dodge...
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs
    • [WAC platoon marches in Paris parade, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A platoon of WACs march along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in a Paris parade celebrating the third anniversary of American women in army service in May 1945. They are dressed in olive drab service uniforms. Several other military units and the Arc...
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs

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