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  • Veteran's biography: Chicago
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    • 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 Frances Barringer Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-04-25
    • Documents Frances Barringer Bailey's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES in Massachusetts; Great Lakes, Illinois; and Corpus Christi, Texas; and her career in education.
      ...
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan Lyle, 2007

    • 2007-05-01
    • Primarily documents Joan Lyle's service in the WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilots] during WWII and her subsequent work as a pilot.

      Lyle briefly discusses her childhood spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She discusses taking flight lessons...
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Andree Fifield, 1999

    • 1999-04-26
    • Interview documents AndrĂ©e B. Fifield's early life; secretarial work in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II, and her marriage to Donald Fifield.


      Fifield describes her life before the...
    • WV0070 Andree Fifield Papers
    • Oral history interview with Myrtle Hanke, 2000

    • 2000-02-11
    • Primarily documents Myrtle Otto Hanke's early life and her experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Washington, D.C., during World War II."

      Hanke discusses her family, education, and work in...
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • Oral history interview with Anita Keller, 2000

    • 2000-01-11
    • Primarily documents Anita May Keller's life in Washington, D.C.; her experiences in the Air Transport Command and Signal Corps during World War II; and her thoughts on the Vietnam War.

      Keller describes her enjoyment of high school; the...
    • WV0140 Anita M. Keller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Carrie G. Radnik, 2003

    • 2003-01-14
    • Primarily documents Carrie Gammel Radnik's service in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1945.

      Pre-war topics include Radnik's high school education; the Depression; studying nursing at Touro Infirmary, New Orleans; and the attack on Pearl...
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • Oral history interview with Frances Hunt Hall, 1999

    • 1999-04-29
    • Primarily details France Hunt Hall's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)...
    • WV0071 Frances Hunt Hall 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 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
    • Oral history interview with Daisy Proctor, 2000

    • 2000-01-07
    • Primarily documents Daisy Chamness Proctor's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the American Red Cross during World War II.

      Topics related to...
    • WV0139 Daisy Chamness Proctor Oral History
    • [Betty Etten Wiker at train station, 1943]

    • 1943-04
    • Betty Etten Wiker walk outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C., where she is about to board a train for Officer Candidate School in April 1943. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) wool overcoat and cap and utility bag and...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty  Etten Wiker and friend at Ladd Field, Alaska, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Betty Etten Wiker poses with a fellow WAC on the steps to a building at Ladd Field in Fairbanks, Alaska. Wiker (standing) is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) officer's field overcoat and outer cover trousers. Wiker's friend is holding...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty Wiker by military vehicle at Camp Simms, 1943]

    • 1943-03-15
    • Betty Etten Wiker stands beside an army jeep in her Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) driver's uniform at Camp Simms [a.k.a Oxon Run Parkway], Washington D.C., on 15 March 1943. The vehicle is either a Willys MB or Ford GPW. A note on the back...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker in recruiting office, circa 1949]

    • 1949
    • Photo of Betty Etten Wiker seated at her desk in a recruiting office at 39 Whitehall Street, New York City, circa 1949. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Corps (WAC) winter service uniform with captain's rank insignia, United States Army Air Forces...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAC cadre at Hill Field, Utah, 1944]

    • 1944-12-14
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) cadre of the 4135th Army Air Force base unit pose for a Christmas photograph in front of their orderly room at Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, on 14 December 1944. The eight WACs are wearing service wool overcoats with garrison...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs board airplane, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members prepare to board an airplane outside at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, or Ladd Field, Alaska, in April of 1945. They are carrying suitcases and appear to be preparing to travel to a new duty assignment. All the...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs sing in chapel, 1944]

    • 1944-06-04
    • Members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) at Hill Field, Utah, sing in the chapel choir on 4 June 1944. Betty Etten Wiker (right of post) is wearing the officer's service uniform and cap, while others wear an assortment of cold and wet weather WAC...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAC squadron in formation, 1944]

    • 1947-05-19
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) squadron stands in formation prior to a parade on Long Island, New York, on 19 May 1947. The women are all in winter service dress uniform with garrison caps. This squadron is commanded by Betty Etten Wiker.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers

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