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    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Post Hoover, 2000

    • 2000-06-05
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dot" Post Hoover's early life and service with the WASP.

      Pre-service topics include Hoover's aspirations to become a writer and a pilot; admiration of Charles Lindbergh; attending the Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth L. Gaddy

    • 2001-05-23
    • Primarily documents Gaddy's service in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps) and WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1942 to 1946, and her education and employment following WWII.

      Gaddy mentions life during the Depression and the shortcomings...
    • WV0216 Ruth Lillian Gaddy Oral History
    • [Basic Training squadron at Randolph Field, Texas, 1944]

    • 1944-04-12
    • Basic Training Squadron 2 Flights A and B Class is pictured in front of a plane on 12 April 1944 at Randolph Field, Texas. The front row contains Women Airforce Service Pilots.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [WASPs on airplane wing, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Hoover stands on the wing of an Advanced Trainer airplane, while two other WASPs sit in the cockpit, circa 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover in airplane, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover, in leather flight jacket and goggles, stands in the cockpit of a PT Trainer airplane in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover on airplane wing, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover sits on the wing of a Basic Trainer airplane at Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943. She is wearing a flight suit, leather jacket, helmet and goggles.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover in airplane cockpit, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover give the "V for Victory" sign while at the helm of a Primary Trainer airplane at Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover beside airplane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover, in flight suit with helmet and goggles, poses by the propeller of a Primary Trainer airplane, circa 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover saluting, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Hoover salutes the cameraman, apparently wearing the WASP "General's white" uniform with khaki slacks, white shirt, and garrison cap at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • Oral history interview with Gretchen C. Davis, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Gretchen Davis's experiences at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.


      Davis details her parents' education and...
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Coralee Burson Davis, 2001

    • 2001
    • Primarily documents Coralee "Coco" Burson Davis' service in the Coast Guard SPARs during World War II, including her involvement in the play and musical Tars and Spars, and her acting career and personal life after the war.

      Davis describes...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • WASP newsletter [December 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • Vol. 2, No.6 edition of the WASP Newsletter, a bi-monthly publication of the Order of Fifinella, a group of WASP alumnae. Article topics include: interesting flight stories from former WASPs and descriptions of their current activities in the U.S....
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • The avenger [1943]

    • 1943-05-11
    • Inaugural issue (Vol.1, No.1) of The Avenger, the newsletter for WASPs training at Avenger Field, Texas. Article topics include Jacqueline Cochran's formation of the WASP, description of a check ride, photos from Avenger Field, and biographies of...
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Gretchen Davis, circa 1975]

    • 1975
    • Portrait of Gretchen Davis in Army dark dress uniform with beret, circa 1975.
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • [Gretchen Davis, circa 1975]

    • 1974
    • Portrait of Gretchen Davis in Army mint green uniform and black beret, 1974.
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • [Cast of "Tars and Spars" movie, 1945]

    • 1945
    • The cast of the Columbia Pictures film version of "Tars and Spars" poses for a publicity photo in 1945. Actor Sid Ceaser is center; Coralee Burson Davis, one of a few SPARS from the traveling show cast in the movie, is in the last row, second from...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • [Coralee Burson Davis, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Full-length portrait of Coralee Burson Davis in the Coast Guard SPAR blue enlisted service dress uniform, garrison cap, and handbag, taken in 1944.
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers

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