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    • Oral history interview with Sheila K. Smith, 2005

    • 2005-01-24
    • Primarily documents Sheila K. Rathbone Smith's service with the British Women's Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1942 to 1946 and her post-war modeling career in England.

      Smith discusses her service in the RAF with a detailed description of the...
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • [RAF barrage balloons, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photo from an airplane of hundreds of barrage balloons floating in skies above England, circa 1943.
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • [Portrait of Sheila K. Smith]

    • Undated
    • Professional modeling photo of Sheila Smith with a ring prominent on her middle finger.
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Estelle Garner Ptaszynski, 1999

    • 1999-02-05
    • Primarily documents Estelle Ptaszynski's nurses training; service in England with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II; and personal life and nursing career after the war.

      Ptaszynski discusses her decision to become a nurse and...
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [Four WAVES in front of fountain, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead (second from left) and three fellow WAVES pose in front of a fountain, like in Seattle. They are all dressed in WAVES dress blue uniforms, black oxford shoes, and soft brims hats with white covers.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Nurses in field uniforms in Burford, England, 1944]

    • 1944-05
    • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski and other female army personnel wearing the field uniform and helmet use barrels to wash and rinse their mess gear in Burford, England, in May 1944.
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [Tent Quarters of the 305th Station Hospital, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nurse Helen Savage (in image on right) and nurses of the 305th Station Hospital (image on left with Ptaszynski in the center of the group) pose in front of the tents in Southampton, England, they called home for thirteen months in 1944 and 1945....
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [Operating room staff on D-Day, 1944]

    • 1944-06-06
    • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski (left) and other medical staff stand above a patient in an operating room of the 305th Station Hospital on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The nurses are wearing the brown and white seersucker field hospital uniform.
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [Army nurses in the snow, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski (center) and four other Army Nurse Corps members stand outside the field hospital in England on a snowy day, 1943-1945. Garner is wearing the Army Nurse Corps overcoat.
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [Portrait of Janet Muriel Mead, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Official headshot of Janet M. Mead in WAVES blue service dress and service hat with white cover. The WAVES insignia can be seen on her jacket lapels.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [NAS Seattle gatehouse, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Marine gatehouse at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington. The road leading to the gate is lined with a retaining wall and yucca plants, and a car can be observed in the background.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955

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