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  • Veteran's biography: Engineering
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    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jacqueline Marion Edmunds, 2012

    • 2012-10-25
    • Documents the life of Jacqueline Marion Edmunds from her early life growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s, her decision to join the United States Navy in 1979, basic training in Orlando, Florida, and "A" School...
    • WV0541 Jacqueline Marion Edmunds Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jane Doyle, 2007

    • 2007-07-02
    • Primarily documents Jane Doyle's service in the WASP during World War II.

      Doyle briefly discusses her childhood and education, including her desire to become an architect. She talks about earning her private pilot license through the...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • Oral History interview with Theressa Jeanne Fillmore, 2015

    • 2015-11-10
    • Primarily documents the life of Theressa Jeanne Fillmore and her service with the United States Army.

      Fillmore recalls the various cross-training that she completed during her thirty-one years in the army, the gratification she received from...
    • WV0599 Theressa Jeanne Fillmore
    • [Women Marines summer uniform, circa 1950s]

    • 1955
    • Green and white pinstriped summer uniform dress and jacket for Women Marines, designed by Mainbocher and introduced in 1952. The uniform is made of Dacron and nylon material with green piping around collar lapels, shoulder straps, and on sleeves of...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Women Marines summer garrison cap, circa 1950s]

    • 1950
    • Women Marines garrison cap, worn with the green and white summer uniform. Includes green piping and the Marine Corps insignia. The curtain around the brim of the cap was new to the Mainbocher style garrison cap introduced in 1952.
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Marian Krugman, 2006

    • 2006-07-29
    • Primarily documents Marian Estelle Gold Krugman's background; her service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II; and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Krugman discusses her family history, including her...
    • WV0354 Marian Gold Krugman Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rebecca Ann Lloyd, 2006

    • 2006-04-18
    • Primarily documents Rebecca Ann Lloyd's background; her education at the Curry School and the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina in the 1930s and 1940s; her twenty-year career in the U.S. Navy; and her post-service commercial real...
    • WV0346 Rebecca Ann Lloyd Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ann Holder Andavall, 2008

    • 2008-12-26
    • Ann Holder Andavall speaks about her early life, work in a war plant, and service in the WAVES.

      Andavall primarily discusses her experiences as a war plant worker and aerial gunnery instructor. She explains the reasons women entered military...
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall 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
    • [Ruth Kent Petker holding hands with serviceman, 1943 ]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Kent Petker, in the WAVES service dress blue uniform and service hat, holds hands with an unidentified soldier in downtown Norman, Oklahoma, where she attended mechanics training in 1943.
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • [Portrait of Marian Gold Krugman, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Marian Gold Krugman taken in 1945. She wears the Women Marines winter service uniform and winter service hat.
    • WV0354 Marian Gold Krugman Papers
    • [Women Marines basic training class, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Group photo of a Women Marines basic training class at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in early 1944. All of the women wear the Women Marines winter service uniform and winter service hat. Pictured from right to left: front row: Josephine Desmond,...
    • WV0354 Marian Gold Krugman Papers
    • [Three WASPs in front of propeller, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane B. Doyle (left) and two fellow WASPs pose together on a tarmac in front of a plane, circa 1944. Doyle wears the WASP battle jacket and slacks with a field cap. The middle WASP wears the Santiago blue dress uniform with skirt and beret but no...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle and fellow WASP, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle (left) and Faye Wolfe (right), both of WASP class 44-W-4, pose in their Santiago blue dress uniforms with berets," handbag, and white gloves, circa 1944.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle in front of AT-6 plane, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle stands in front of an AT-6 aircraft, circa 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit with parachute and type A-2 leather jacket, and appears to hold pillows, probably to sit on.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers

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