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  • Veteran's biography: European
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    • Oral history interview with Jane Brister, 1999

    • 1999-11-05
    • Documents Brister's experiences in the Women's Army Corps during World War II and her work in army intelligence in the 1950s and 1960s.

      Brister details her father's experiences in World War I and in the engineering field; the Great...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister in Germany, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Jane Brister, in WAC olive drab uniform with hat and gloves, stands on a sidewalk in scenic Oberammergau, Germany, where she was stationed at the European Theater Operations School (ETIS) in 1946.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Portrait of four WACs in Germany, 1946]

    • 1946-11
    • Four members of the WAC Detatchment at the European Theater Intelligence School in Oberammergau, Germany, pose for a portrait in November 1946. From left to right are: 1st Lt. Jane Brister, T/Sgt. Anne Manjak, Sgt T3. Sallye Gibson, S/Sgt. Evelyn...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister in her office, 1946]

    • 1946-10
    • WAC Jane Brister (center) stands at her desk at the European Theater Intelligence School (ETIS) in Oberammergau, Germany, speaking with Major Louis P. Testa (right, in Ike jacket) and another soldier in October 1946.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WACs off duty in Germany, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Jane Brister's WAC detachment, stationed at the European Theater Intelligence School in Oberammergau, Germany, enjoys a weekend in 1946. Army men and women have gathered on the veranda of the WAC quarters at Hotel Schilcherhof.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Army officers at Red Cross Club, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Lt. Carmen Penta, Lt. Jane Brister (center), and Maj. Isrin sit at a table with donuts and coffee in the American Red Cross Club at the European Theater Intelligence School (ETIS) in Oberammergau, Germany, in Fall 1946. According to the back of...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • 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
    • [Special Services Department collects rations, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • CPL Doris Kraut (right) and a fellow WAC from the Special Services Department stationed at Supreme Headquarters Allied Expeditionary Force in Frankfurt, Germany, collect rations for children in displaced persons camps during the holiday season in...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WAC detachment in Germany, 1946]

    • 1946-04-21
    • Captain Ruby R. Short (right) and her WAC detachment, in winter off-duty dress, stand outside their quarters at Hotel Schilcherhofon in Oberammergau, Germany, on Easter Sunday 1946.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister at party, 1946]

    • 1946
    • WAC Jane Brister smiles at a party in Oberammergau, Germany, in the summer of 1946. Surrounding her are male soldiers at tables covered in gingham tablecloths.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister by a campfire, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • Jane Brister heats up her C rations over a campfire at Camp Lucky Strike in Le Havre, France, in May 1945.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Riddle Hinchliffe, 1999

    • 1999-04-17
    • Primarily documents Nancy Riddle Hinchliffe's service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II, particularly her time in the European Theatre of Operation in 1944 and 1945.


      Hinchliffe briefly discusses her life before the...
    • WV0064 Nancy Riddle Hinchliffe Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kate Bonds, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Mary Kate Bonds primarily tells of coming of age during the Great Depression and of her service in the WAVES during World War Two and in the U.S. Navy until 1971.

      Bonds discusses her childhood in Chickamauga, Georgia, near the Civil War...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marthalou Hunter, 1999

    • 1999
    • Primarily documents Marthalou Hunter's college years and her experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1947.

      Hunter discusses her education at three universities, including a negative experience at Duke University School of...
    • WV0105 Marthalou Hunter Papers
    • [WAC softball team, 1954]

    • 1954
    • Photo of the "George!" softball team, comprised of WACs stationed at European Command Intelligence Center (ECIC) at Oberursel, Germany, taken from behind to show the back of their uniforms in 1954. Photo caption: "We're Number 1!'
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [WAC softball team, 1954]

    • 1954
    • Group photo of the "George!" softball team, comprised of WACs stationed at European Command Intelligence Center (ECIC) at Oberursel, Germany, in 1954. Players rictured are: (back row) PFC Jacqueline Didlake, unidentified, Anne Sugrae,...
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [HQ European Command women, 1966]

    • 1966-07-29
    • All ten WAVES assigned to Headquarters European Command pose together around a cake commemorating the 24th anniversary of women in the U.S. Navy while at Camp des Loges, outside Paris, France, in July 1966. The front of photo reads "To Commander...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [WACs at camp, 1952]

    • 1952-05
    • WACs at camp around a campfire near Oberursel, Germany, in May 1952.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Jane Brister, 1945.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [Jane Brister, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Portrait of Jane Brister in the new WAC uniform (with no tie), circa 1954.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999

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