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  • Veteran's biography: Lakes
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    • Oral history interview with Frances Barringer Bailey, 1999

    • 1999-04-25
    • Documents Frances Barringer Bailey's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES in Massachusetts; Great Lakes, Illinois; and Corpus Christi, Texas; and her career in education.
      ...
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • Oral History interview with Shelley Witzke Kirk

    • 2016-02-07
    • Primarily documents the life of Shelley Witzke Kirk and her service with the United States Navy.
      Kirk recalls surviving six weeks of ""initiation"" after her promotion to Chief Petty Officer, the satisfaction she felt when she was finally pinned...
    • WV0604 Shelley Witzke Kirk Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher 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 Viola Sanders, 2005

    • 2005-06-14
    • Primarily documents Viola Brown Sander's career in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1966.

      Sanders discusses the death of her father and her mother's work to provide for the family. She talks...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • Oral history interview with Doris Mesina Ehlenfeldt, 2013

    • 2013-11-02
    • Primarily documents the early life of Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt and her service in the United States Navy.

      Ehlenfeldt recounts growing up in West Haven, Connecticut with her parents and three brothers, her decision to leave home and join the...
    • WV0554 Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Shirley Dowd Brantley, 2001

    • 2001-05-02
    • Primarily documents Shirley Dowd Brantley's service in the U.S. Air Force from 1952 to 1954.

      Brantley recalls childhood memories of World War II, including blackouts and air raids in her hometown of Pittsburgh, victory gardens, rationing,...
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • Oral history interview with Pauline Rogstad Allison, 2006

    • 2006-08-01
    • Primarily documents Pauline Rogstad Allison's service with the Navy Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years on a hospital ship in China; and her life after the war.

      Allison speaks chiefly about her service with the Navy...
    • WV0357 Pauline Rogstad Allison Papers
    • [Great Lakes Supply Department staff, 1943]

    • 1943-11-12
    • A formal group photograph of the Great Lakes Supply Department staff at U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, taken November 12, 1943.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Esther Williams on diving board at Naval Station Great Lakes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams (in civilian clothing) stands on the diving board at pool at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949. Williams is surrounded by a group of WAVES and holding an old bathing suit or tank top.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [WAVES pass in review, 1946]

    • 1946-04-13
    • Three WAVES, including Francis Barringer Bailey in the center, salute as pass in review at U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, on April 13, 1946. Male navy officers stand on a raised platform to take the review, with service men in khaki...
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses on the steps of a building in her WAVES dress white summer uniform with officer's combination hat in 1943. A note on the back of the photo reads,"Dress whites - we hated this uniform."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Franes Barringer Bailey in uniform beside a car, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses beside a car in front of her home wearing a belted raincoat and officer's combination hat. The back of the photo reads,"The raincoat, we thought it flattering."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [WAVES dine at an anniversary party, 1945]

    • 1945-07-30
    • WAVES dine at tables during a party in Corpus Christi, Texas. The women are probably celebrating the 3rd anniversary of the establishment of the WAVES on July 30, 1942. The WAVES are in navy blue dress uniforms and being waited on by an...
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Aerial photograph of review parade, 1946]

    • 1946-04-13
    • Aerial photograph of review parade at U.S. Naval Air Station, Corpus Christi, Texas, on April 13, 1946. Four WAVES unit formations and many male navy units stand at attention on a tarmac.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [WAVES units pass in review, 1946]

    • 1946-04-13
    • Review ceremony at the U.S. Naval Air Station at Corpus Christi, Texas, on April 13, 1946. Two WAVES formations march on the tarmac, followed by units of male sailors. Three officers stand in a triangle formation in front. Two male and one female...
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Supply School graduation class, 1943]

    • 1943-08
    • Half of the graduating class of the Navy Supply Corps School at Harvard's Radcliffe College pose for a formal photo in August 1943. The group is comprised of five rows of WAVES and three male sailors.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Four WAVES and a sailor, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Five U.S. Navy members pose outside a building at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, circa 1946. The WAVES are identified as colleagues of Francis B. Bailey, who worked in the base's dispersing and payroll offices.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey with coworker, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses with a coworker, a sailor, on the steps of a building at the Naval Air Station at Corpus Christi, Texas, in 1946. Both carry pistols in holsters on their hips because Bailey is transporting the payroll.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers

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