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  • Veteran's biography: Corps(WAAC)
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    • Oral history interview with Mary Williams Elder, 1999

    • 1999-02-02
    • Primarily documents Mary Frances Williams Elder's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945, and her life after World War II.

      Elder recalls her life before World War II, including...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers
    • Oral history interview with M. Inez Caroon Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-05-26
    • Documents Inez Bailey's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII, and her subsequent military career.


      Bailey...
    • WV0084 Mildred Caroon Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Isabella Evans, 2000

    • 2000-06-15
    • Documents Isabella P. Evans's early life and family; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Evans discusses her family history, including...
    • WV0173 Isabella P. Evans Papers
    • [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
    • Oral history interview with Ethel LeBlanc Palma, 1999

    • 1999-11-22
    • Documents Ethel LeBlanc Palma's early life; her work as a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) recruiter stateside and a foreign mail censorer in the Pacific during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Prominent pre-war topics...
    • WV0022 Ethel LeBlanc Palma Papers
    • WAAC welcome [1942]

    • 1942
    • 4 page typed newsletter welcoming women to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Contains information on uniforms, orientation, and classification, in addition to the words to 13 WAAC songs.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Sullivan, 2004

    • 2004-02-09
    • Interview primarily documents Dorothy Collins Sullivan's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Sullivan details her reasons for joining the WAC, including the slogan "Free a Man to Fight." She...
    • WV0187 Dorothy R. Collins Sullivan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy May Miller, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Dorothy May Miller's childhood in Florida; her military service during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Miller discusses her family history and her early life in Florida, growing up poor and in a segregated...
    • WV0198 Dorothy M. Miller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Davetter Butler Shepard, 2000

    • 2000-12-09
    • Interview primarily documents Davetter Butler Shepard's service in the WAAC [Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] and the WAC [Women's Army Corps], during WWII, as well as her life after her service.

      Shepard briefly describes her childhood and...
    • WV0172 Davetter Shepard Papers
    • [WAC in gas mask, 1943]

    • 1943-02-18
    • A WAC poses in a gas mask while at basic training at Daytona Beach, Florida, in early 1943. She also wears the WAC utility coat. In the background, a tent is set up in the sand and the corner of the Clarendon Hotel is visible.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [WAC in gas mask, 1943]

    • 1943-02-18
    • Profile of a WAC wearing a gas mask and hood while at basic training at Daytona Beach, Florida, in early 1943. She also wears the WAC utility coat. In the background, a tent is set up in the sand, and a corner of the Clarendon Hotel is visible.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [WACs in front of photographic mapping squadron sign, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Anne Heyer (back row, left) poses with five other WACs in various uniforms under a sign for the 3rd Photographic Mapping Squadron Laboratory at MacDill Airfield in Tampa, Florida, circa 1944. Heyer wears the WAC summer off-duty dress and a gas mask...
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Anne Heyer, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Anne Heyer poses in a field, wearing the WAC beige summer off-duty dress and matching garrison cap, circa 1943.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Anne Heyer with camera in trick photo, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Anne Heyer, in a flight suit, leans against a structure while holding her camera, circa 1943. The print has been manipulated so that image is mirrored down the center.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [WACs at train station, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Nine WACs pose at a train station, probably heading to Fort Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1943. The WACs wear olive drab winter service uniforms with Hobby hats, while some wear gas mask bags and carry their wool overcoats.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Anne Heyer in winter flight suit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Anne Heyer, in a winter flight suit consisting of a B-3 shearling jacket, A-3 shearling trousers, and Type B-6 winter flying helmet, poses as if using an unidentified piece of mapping equipment, circa 1943. In the background are stacks of labeled...
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Anne Heyer and WACs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Anne Heyer (front row, left) poses with four other WACs, circa 1944. Four of the women wear the WAC summer work uniform, while the WAC in center of the back row wears a men's flight suit.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [WACs review photos and map, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs Anne Heyer (left) and Goyette consult maps and photographs on a table with Sandy, a soldier from the 19th Photographic Group, at MacDill Airfield in Tampa, Florida, in 1944. All three wear men's flight suits.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated

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