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    • Oral history interview with Portia R. McCracken, 2013

    • 2013-09-20
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Portia R. McCracken, and her service with the United States Air Force. McCracken discusses her pragmatic attitude towards joining the U.S. Air Force, the gratification she felt upon completing basic training,...
    • WV0552 Portia R. McCracken Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Shoobridge, 2004

    • 2004-12
    • Helen Shoobridge tells of her early life in Greensboro, North Carolina, her wartime service in the United States Women's Army Corps [WAC], and her later life as an American civilian living overseas."

      Shoobridge primarily tells of her...
    • WV0473 Helen Shoobridge Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Grace Belknap Illman, 2006

    • 2006-01-17
    • Primarily documents Grace Belknap Illman's childhood in Washington and Oregon; her experiences teaching army ground school from 1942 to 1945; and her teaching career after the war.

      Illman discusses her family background, childhood, and...
    • WV0338 Grace Illman Papers
    • Oral History interview with Teressa Jenkins Lawrence, 2015

    • 2015-3-6
    • Primarily documents Teressa Jenkins Lawrence's service with the United States Army.

      Lawrence recalls growing up with feelings of insecurity during the time of the Civil Rights Movement, and the strain she felt between herself and her white...
    • WV0577 Teressa Jenkins Lawrence Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sylvia Kenny Swink, 2003

    • 2003-02-05
    • Primarily discusses Sylvia Kenny Swink's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) as well as her pre- and post-war personal life.

      Swink discusses growing up during the Depression in Minnesota, and her...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Six WAVES, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink (second from right) poses with five other WAVES in varying uniforms with differing ranks, circa 1944. Four of the WAVES are in the navy blue work uniform with blue garrison caps, while two of women wear the gray seersucker work...
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink in Washington, D.C., 1945]

    • 1945
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink, with a purse over her shoulder, walks on a street in Washington, D.C., in 1945. She wears the WAVES white shirtwaist and black tie, navy blue skirt, and matching garrison cap.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [WAVES class, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Group photo of a WAVES class posed on the steps of a building, probably at Hunter College, New York, in 1944. The women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker work dress and service hat with navy blue cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Portrait of Sylvia K. Swink, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Sylvia Kenny Swink, circa 1944, in her WAVES blue service dress uniform with 1st Class Seaman sleeve stripes and garrison cap.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink poses outside in the WAVES white service dress uniform and service hat with white cover, circa 1944.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [Sylvia K. Swink and brothers, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Sylvia Kenny Swink poses with two of her brothers, the oldest a navy serviceman, in front of a car, circa 1944. She wears the WAVES blue service dress uniform and service hat with blue cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • [WAVES marching, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A unit of WAVES marches in formation, probably at Hunter College, New York, in 1944. The WAVES wear the gray and white seersucker work uniform and service cap with white cover.
    • WV0273 Sylvia K. Swink Papers
    • Oral history interview with Grace Swank Alexander, 1999

    • 1999-01-20
    • Documents Grace Alexander's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1951 to 1953; her following years of reserve and Special Services duty operating clubs and teaching school at bases...
    • WV0018 Grace Alexander Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Betty Pegg Hemphill, 2002

    • 2002-01-04
    • Primarily documents Betty Pegg Hemphill's service in the Women's Air Force from 1949 to 1951.

      Hemphill briefly describes her early life, including a visit from soldiers stationed at the Greensboro Airport near her home and her aunt serving...
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • [Portrait of Betty Pegg Hemphill, 1951]

    • 1951
    • Portrait of Betty Pegg Hemphill in WAF khaki shirtwaist with winged propeller insignia and garrison cap, taken while she was stationed in Biloxi, Mississippi, in 1951.
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • [WAF unit on parade, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • A squadron of WAFs march toward the camera while on parade at Keesler Air Force Base in Biloxi, Mississippi, circa 1951.
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • [WAF softball team, 1950]

    • 1950
    • Group photo of the Ellington Air Force Base (Houston, Texas) softball team in 1950. Betty Pegg Hemphill is on the front row holding the team mascot.
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers

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