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    • Oral history interview with Susan Rita Purje Connor, 2014

    • 2015-08-22
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Susan Rita Purje Connor and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps.

      Purje recalls growing up with her immigrant grandparents, her desire to do something important with her life, and her...
    • WV0569 Susan Rita Purje Connor
    • [Ethel Palma in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ethel Palma seated outside the Allied Officers Club in Port Moresby, New Guinea, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [WACs in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAC friends and coworkers of Ethel LeBlanc Palma read mail in New Guinea, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Company 19, 21st WAC Regiment, 1944]

    • 1944-06-10
    • Ethel Palma and the 19th Company of the 21st Regiment pose at the the Third WAC Training Center at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, on June 10, 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Three WACs in New Guinea, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WACs, possibly including Ethel LeBlanc Palma, are seated at a table outdoors, while a native, probably of New Guinea, stands behind them, 1944
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [WACs off duty in South Pacific, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ethel Palma, along with fellow WACs and male Army soldiers, sunbathe at an unidenified locale in the Pacific theatre, circa 1944.
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at officer's reception, 1963]

    • 1963-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders (right) speaks with Admiral U.S.G. Sharp, Commander in Chief Pacific (left), and Lieutenant Commander Fran Hamilton at an officer's reception in Honolulu in October of 1963. Both women wear the WAVES service dress white uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders swears in WAVES, 1949]

    • 1949-06
    • Viola Brown Sanders, holding a Bible, swears in four WAVES who have signed up for another tour at U.S. Naval Station New Orleans, Louisiana, in June of 1949. All of the women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker working uniform. Pictured (from...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders and Anne Ducey at groundbreaking, 1965]

    • 1965
    • Captain Viola Brown Sanders (right) shovels dirt while at a groundbreaking ceremony for a new women's barracks at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, with WAVES Commander Anne Ducey in the summer of 1965. Both women wear the WAVES...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WAVES company passing in review, 1951]

    • 1951
    • A WAVES recruit company marches in formation on a parade ground at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in fall 1951. All of the women wear the WAVES service dress blue uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders salutes, circa 1963]

    • 1954
    • Viola Brown Sanders, in WAVES service dress white summer uniform with commander's stripes and officer's service hat, serves as the reviewing officer during a parade at the Recruit Training Command for Women at U.S. Naval Training Center Bainbridge,...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Anne Ducey and admiral at groundbreaking ceremony, 1965]

    • 1965
    • WAVES Commanding Officer Anne Ducey and the base Commanding Officer hold a shovel at the groundbreaking ceremony for a new women's barracks at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in the summer of 1965. Ducey wears the WAVES officer's dress...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders presents award, 1963]

    • 1963
    • Viola Brown Sanders hands an unidentified WAVES 2nd class seaman the award for "Outstanding WAVE of the Month" at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in 1963. The woman to Sanders' left is Commander Anne Ducey, officer-in-charge of recruit...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders at a Navy Day celebration, 1962]

    • 1961-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders speaks with two navy admirals and a civilian at a Navy Day celebration in Philadelphia in October 1962. The admiral to Sander's left was the head of the U.S. Naval Reserve Command. Sanders wears the service dress blue uniform...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders in the office of Captain Stultz, 1962]

    • 1962-11-07
    • Viola Brown Sanders (center) sits with Lieutenant Commander Wintersteen and Captain Stultz in Stultz's office at U.S. Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, on 7 November 1962. Sanders and Wintersteen wear the WAVES officer's service dress blue...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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