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    • Oral history interview with Doris Melvin, 2002

    • 2002-01-30
    • Primarily documents Doris Onita Melvin's career with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during the Korean and Vietnam wars, as well as her relationship with friend Cecelia Ingram.

      Melvin details her early nurse training at McCain Hospital in Hoke...
    • WV0243 Doris O. Melvin Oral History
    • [Recruiting parade in Ft. Myers, Florida, 1943]

    • 1943-11-13
    • WACs march in a recruiting parade down US 41 in Ft. Myers, Florida, past the Bradford Hotel, Arcade Theatre, and Sears Roebuck and Co. on November 13, 1943. People line the street and watch from windows.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WASP Jacqueline Cochran visits Ft. Myers, 1944]

    • 1944-03-15
    • Jacqueline Cochran, Chief of WASPs, visits with WACs at Buckingham Army Air Field in Fort Myers, Florida. The women, in khaki uniforms with pants, pose in front of a map on March 15, 1944.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAAC Retreat Formation, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAAC unit of Reva Ingram Fortune in retreat formation at Buckingham Army Air Field at Fort Myers, Florida, in the summer of 1943.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs in group shot, Fort Myers, Florida]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of a group of WAC [Women's Army Corps] members stationed at Fort Myers, Florida. Most are attired in WAC summer uniforms with standard neckties, but two appear to be attired in non-regulation gowns. A poster with the words "Save...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Control tower operator at Ft. Myers, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • An unidentified control tower operator at Buckingham Army Air Field at Fort Myers, Florida, poses with a microphone to her mouth in office overlooking the tarmac, circa 1944.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC quarters at Ft. Myers, 1945]

    • 1945-04-18
    • Photo shows bunk beds at Buckingham Army Air Field at Fort Myers, Florida, as arranged for inspection on April 18, 1945. The bed is made with a dark sheet, a white pillow, and an army-issue blanket rolled at the foot of the bed. Shoes are lined up...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC in Motor Pool Office, Fort Myers, Florida]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of Women's Army Corps [WAC] motor pool clerk "Curtia" operating a logistical system at Fort Myers, Florida. An United States Army Air Forces' insignia is visible on Curtia's sleeve. She is attired in a summer WAC uniform.
      " Text on...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC at desk at Fort Myers, Florida]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of Rebecca Jo Congdom filling out paper work at the payroll office of Fort Myers, Florida. She is attired in a Women's Army Corps uniform. An Army Air Force patch and the rank insignia of corporal are visible on her left uniform sleeve....
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC Mail Orderly, Fort Myers, Flordia]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of a Women's Army Corps [WAC] mail orderly. The insignia on the left and right on her upper shoulder indicate the rank of technician fifth grade. She wears a standard WAC enlisted summer service uniform with WAC necktie. She wears a...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • Oral history interview with Helen Black, 2002

    • 2002-01-23
    • Primarily documents Helen Dorothy Doyle Black's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1942 to 1946.


      Black briefly discusses her early life, her father and uncle's service as seamen in WWI,...
    • WV0270 Helen Doyle Black Oral History
    • [WACs by a jeep, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Reva Ingram Fortune (right) and three other WACs pose on and beside an army vehicle at Buckingham Army Air Field, Fort Myers, Florida. Another woman can be seen behind the wheel.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC foot locker arrangement at Ft. Myers, Florida, 1945]

    • 1945-04-18
    • Photo shows the proper arrangement of a foot locker, taken April 18, 1945. Socks and other items are rolled tightly in the bottom left, while the bottom right compartment contains gloves, ties, and hats are stacked separately. In the top...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC and male soldiers around radio, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of four service members surrounding a radio. The woman on the left wears what appears to be a combination of various Women's Army Corps [WAC] approved uniform types. She has on a summer dress uniform jacket, and a WAC officers winter...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC with Christmas tree, Fort Myers, Florida]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of a WAC [Women's Army Corps] solider attired in winter service uniform. The insignia on her arm sleeve indicates the rank of private and membership in the Army Air Force.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs dining in the mess hall, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Seven WACs in various uniforms dine off of trays at a table in the mess hall at Buckingham Army Air Field, circa 1945.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC clothing and personal items in barracks, 1945]

    • 1945-04-18
    • Photo of the proper arrangement of clothing and personal items in the barracks taken April 18, 1945. Uniforms are hung from a bar, with shirts, dresses, and coats hanging left to right. Above the clothing rack is an open cabinet with two shelves...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Customs and manners flyer, August, 1945]

    • 1945-08-11
    • Produced by J.Hill, this cartoon consists of an African tribesman holding a spear and large cooking spoon. Across from the tribesman a United States Army Air Force serviceman sits in a large black tub. The text on the front reads "Respect The Local...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Reva and Laura Ingram, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Sisters Reva and Laura Ingram pose back to back in their respective Army and Coast Guard uniforms.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers

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