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    • Oral history interview with Helen Boileau Hester, 1999

    • 1999-12-06
    • Primarily documents Boileau Hester's service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve at Camp Lejeune and Cherry Point during World War II and her life after leaving the Women Marines.

      Hester describes learning about the attack on Pearl Harbor;...
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers
    • [Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green hat, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green bell-crown hat with Marine Corps anchor and globe emblem in the center, red cord with tassels attached by embossed buttons, and tapered back. Worn with forest green winter uniform. This hat worn by Helen...
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers
    • [Marine Corps Women`s Reserve herringbone garrison cap, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marine Corps Women's Reserve twill herringbone garrison cap with globe and anchor insignia on left front flap. Worn with green work uniform. This hat worn by Helen Boileau Hester from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers
    • [Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marine Corps Women's Reserve forest green winter uniform, 1943. Blouse has two welted bodice pockets, two side pockets without flaps, three bronzed buttons embossed with the Marine Corps emblem, shoulder straps, and Marine Corps lapel insignia....
    • WV0128 Helen Boileau Hester Papers
    • Oral history interview with Janet Froome, 1999

    • 1999-11-09
    • Primarily documents Janet Hester Froome's experiences with the Army Nurse Corps in Australia and New Guinea from 1941 to 1945.

      Froome chiefly discusses her service during World War II. She details her decision to join the Army Nurse Corps;...
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Janet Froome, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Janet Froome in Army Nurse Corps uniform, circa 1943.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Army nurses outside tent in New Guinea, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • Army nurse Janet Froome and fellow servicewoman Ada Bridge stand outside their "home," a tent in New Guinea, in February 1943. Bridge holds two stuffed koala bear toys.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Janet Froome prepares to travel, circa 1943.]

    • 1943
    • Janet Froome stands with other service people preparing to travel, wearing her ANC uniform, circa 1943. Her overnight bag and helmet are on her right, while her gas mask is on her left.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Janet Froome on base in Australia, 1942.]

    • 1942-10
    • Janet Froome poses on base in Australia in October 1942, wearing the ANC blue service uniform and garrison cap. The long building in the background is the officers' and nurses' mess hall.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [Janet Froome in front of her tent, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • Janet Froome poses in front of her tent in New Guinea in 1943. On the back of the photo she has written,"'Angel of Mercy' New Guinea style."
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers

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