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    • Oral history interview with Jane Beetham Jones, 2006

    • 2006-07-19
    • Primarily documents Jane Beetham Jones's service from 1952 to 1980 with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserve for twenty-eight years and her military and civilian career in public information and journalism.

      Jones discusses her high education and...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lucy Smith, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Primarily documents Lucy M. Smith's experiences in the Women's Army Corps from 1943 to 1945, particularly her time at Camp Patrick Henry.


      Smith details hearing about the attack on Pearl Harbor while recovering from injuries she sustained...
    • WV0081 Lucy Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Baker, 1999

    • 1999-02-19
    • Primarily documents Betty Baker's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (WC); her service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in Miami, Florida, and Karachi, India, during World War II; and her personal life after the...
    • WV0042 Betty Baker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Edith Kimsey League, 1999

    • 1999-04-08
    • Primarily documents League's experiences at the North Carolina College for Women (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her various duty stations with the Women's Army Corps during World War II; and her marriages.

      League...
    • WV0061 Edith Kimsey League Papers
    • Oral history interview with Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk, 2003

    • 2003-03-17
    • Primary documents Barbara W. Kucharczyk's career in the U.S. Air Force.

      Kucharczyk describes frequently moving during her childhood due to her father's military service. Related topics include attending Department of Defense Schools and...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • Oral history interview with Mary Palek Turner, 2002

    • 2002-04-18
    • Primarily documents Mary Palek Turner's service as a nurse in the air force and her personal life afterwards.

      Turner discusses her Austria-Hungarian heritage; blackouts in New Jersey after the attack on Pearl Harbor; attending nursing...
    • WV0254 Mary L. Turner Papers
    • Betty Magnusson letter

    • Undated
    • Manuscript collection. Not yet digitized.
    • WV0341 Betty Magnusson Letters, 1943-1945
    • [Lucy Smith, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Lucy Smith in WAC uniform, circa 1944.
    • WV0081 Lucy Smith Papers
    • [Barbara W. Kucharczyk receiving award, circa 1978]

    • 1978
    • Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk, in fatigue shirt with rolled sleeves, is handed a certificate of achievement by General Brown for writing a history of her squadron, circa 1978.
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Portrait of Barbara W. Kucharczyk, 1977]

    • 1977-10-12
    • Portrait of Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk taken 12 October 1977, after completion of Officer Training School and commission as second lieutenant.
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Barbara W. Kucharczyk on base, circa 1980]

    • 1980
    • Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk poses at the Squadron Officer School at Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery, Alabama. She is wearing the USAF dress blue uniform with slacks and officers cap; circa 1980.
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Portrait of Barbara W. Kucharczyk, 1992]

    • 1992
    • Portrait of Barbara W. Kucharczyk taken in 1992, while she was on the faculty of the Air Command and Staff College at Maxwell-Gunter Air Force Base in Alabama.
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Six USAF squadron commanders, 1997]

    • 1997
    • Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk (second from the right) poses with five other squadron commanders of the command element of the 82nd Training Group at Sheppard Air Force Base in Wichita Falls, Texas, in 1997. The group commander (third from right), as...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk circa 1998]

    • 1998
    • Barbara Kucharczyk poses for a studio photo in the USAF battle dress uniform (BDU), circa 1998.
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Barbara W. Kucharczyk with serviceman and child, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk (center) stands with fellow Air Force member Sergeant Rivera and his son while she was stationed with the 18th Tactical Fighter Wing in Okinawa, Japan, in July 1977. Kucharczyk wears an olive green short-sleeved fatigue...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Barbara W. Kucharczyk receiving award, circa 1977]

    • 1977
    • Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk at her commissioning, has her Second Lieutenant bars pinned on by her father, Retired USAF Lieutenant Colonel, Roland L. Wolfe. In the background is the logo of the Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Barbara W. Kucharczyk in an airplane cockpit, circa 1980]

    • 1980
    • Barbara W. Kucharczyk sits in the cockpit of a T-38 simulator as part of her aircraft maintenance officer technical school training, at Chanute Air Force Base, Illinois in 1978. A note on the back reads, "Do I look like a 'Fighter Jock'?"
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Jane Beetham Jones, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Jane Beetham Jones poses in the Women Marines green and white seersucker summer service uniform, circa 1954. She has earned her Private 1st class stripe.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Two Women Marines, 1954]

    • 1954-06
    • Two female Marines, possibly including Jane Beetham Jones on the right, stand together in green and white seersucker summer service uniforms at the Marine Corps League Convention in June 1954.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers

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