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    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee, 2013

    • 2014-05-17
    • Primarily documents the life of Elizabeth "Betsy" Sumner Blee and her service with the United States Marine Corps and Marine Corps Reserves.

      Blee recalls living in various countries throughout her childhood because of her father's service...
    • WV0538 Elizabeth "Betsy" Blee Papers
    • Oral history interview with Linda Morgan Maini, 2008

    • 2008-03-08
    • Primarily documents Linda Morgan Maini's service in the Red Cross during the Vietnam War.

      Maini discusses her childhood in Cleveland, her reasons for enrolling at DePauw University, her college experience, the mood of the country following...
    • WV0406 Linda K. Morgan Maini Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan Kammer Horton, 2000

    • 2000-12-20
    • Primarily documents Joan R. Kammer Horton's background; her experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve in the mid-1950s; and her life after her military service.

      Horton discusses growing up during the Depression; collecting metal,...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Gove, 2000

    • 2000-12-17
    • Primarily documents Barbara Evelyn Gove's childhood in Massachusetts during World War II and her interest in electronics; her experiences as a Woman Marine in the mid-1950s, and her extensive work with veterans groups.

      Gove talks about her...
    • WV0152 Barbara E. Gove Papers
    • [Myrtle Otto Hanke with her family, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle Otto Hanke (on left) poses with her mother and sister, circa 1945. She wears her WAVES gray and white seersucker dress with seersucker garrison cap.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [Myrtle Otto Hanke in the snow, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle Otto Hanke poses outdoors in the snow, wearing her WAVES dress blue uniform, service hat with blue cover, and issue handbag, circa 1945.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [Two WAVES in havelocks, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle Otto Hanke (left) and a fellow WAVE pose on a sidewalk, circa 1945. Hanke wears the WAVE blue service dress with winter havelock, while her friend wears the blue wool overcoat with junior grade lieutenant sleeve stripes and a havelock.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [Myrtle O. Hanke with friend, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle O. Hanke (top right) and a fellow WAVE pose on a stairway wearing belted raincoats and issue handbags, circa 1945.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1954]

    • 1954-10-12
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a target on 12 October 1954. Her jacket shows her marksmanship awards won while a member of the Annex Team Two rifle team in the 12th Naval District. The patch on her pocket appears to be related...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Two Women Marines shoot rifles, circa 1956]

    • 1956
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton (bottom) and fellow Women Marine Mae Van Hecke lay on their stomachs aiming rifles, circa 1956. The Marines are both wearing jackets with patches that signify their marksmanship awards.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, 1956]

    • 1956-03-22
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton poses with a rifle in front of a mirror on 22 March 1956. The back of her jacket, with patches signifying her marksmanship awards won while a member of the 12th Naval District Annex Team Two rifle team, can be seen in the...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with rifle, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton lies on mattress aiming her rifle, sometime while stationed with Department of the Pacific in San Francisco from 1953 through 1956.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Marine rifle team, 1955]

    • 1955-03-17
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton (seated) is lone female among seven Marines with rifles on 17 March 1955. This is likely the 12th Naval District Annex Team Two rifle team.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton with handgun, 1956]

    • 1956-03-19
    • Joan R. Kammer Horton, with one arm behind her back, aims a handgun while at the Marine Corps rifle range at Camp Matthews, California, on 19 March 1956. She wears the Women Marines' forest green winter uniform and bell-crown hat.
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers
    • [Joan R. Kammer Horton receiving promotion, 1956]

    • 1956-05-08
    • Joan R. Kammer, backed by the American and Marine flags, receives a certificate of promotion to sergeant on 8 May 1956. Kammer is wearing her Women Marines' spruce green and white summer dress uniform. The front of the photo reads, "To Sergeant...
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers

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