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    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Mayes, 2000

    • 2000-05-23
    • Mayes primarily discusses WASP training, working overseas with the Red Cross and Air Force Pacific Command, and her experiences in the Air Force Reserves, GE, and as a WASP veteran.

      Mayes details her mother's experiences teaching and being a...
    • WV0169 Nancy Mayes Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elaine Danforth Harmon, 2006

    • 2006-08-07
    • Primarily documents Elaine Danforth Harmon's service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in 1944; and her life after the war, including her involvement in efforts to gain military status for the WASP in the 1970s.

      Harmon recalls...
    • WV0359 Elaine Danforth Harmon Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan Lyle, 2007

    • 2007-05-01
    • Primarily documents Joan Lyle's service in the WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilots] during WWII and her subsequent work as a pilot.

      Lyle briefly discusses her childhood spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She discusses taking flight lessons...
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ann Watters, 2000

    • 2000
    • Interview primarily documents Ann K. Watters' interest in flying planes and her service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).

      Pre-service topics include her father's flight career; other pilots in the family; taking an aviation...
    • WV0175 Ann K. Watters Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Dolores Meurer Reed, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Dolores Meurer Reed's service in the WASP from 1943 to 1944.

      Reed discusses her early childhood, her first experience flying, earning money to pay for flight lessons, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. She discusses learning...
    • WV0398 Dolores Reed Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Jane Doyle, 2007

    • 2007-07-02
    • Primarily documents Jane Doyle's service in the WASP during World War II.

      Doyle briefly discusses her childhood and education, including her desire to become an architect. She talks about earning her private pilot license through the...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Meredith Rolfe Campbell, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Meredith Rolfe Campbell's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in 1943 and her experiences in New York immediately following.

      Campbell briefly discusses her childhood in rural Montana, including her...
    • WV0397 Meredith Campbell Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Chamberlin Smith, 2006

    • 2006-06-09
    • Primarily documents Margaret L. Chamberlin Smith's background; service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II; and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Smith talks briefly about her family and the...
    • WV0349 Margaret Chamberlin Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Post Hoover, 2000

    • 2000-06-05
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dot" Post Hoover's early life and service with the WASP.

      Pre-service topics include Hoover's aspirations to become a writer and a pilot; admiration of Charles Lindbergh; attending the Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach, 2000

    • 2000-05-22
    • Sendelbach primarily discusses her pilot training, her ferrying duties as a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II, and her post-service family life.

      Sendelbach discusses her frequent moves as a child; the Civilian Pilot...
    • WV0168 Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Avery writes of the death of an instructor and student after a plane crash. She also notes they are swimming for PT to prepare for crashes into water. She explains where her nickname of "Sunny" came from.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Ruth Mary Petry]

    • n.d.
    • Formal photograph of Ruth Mary Petry wearing her W.A.S.P. (Women's Air Force Service Pilot) uniform.
    • WV0319 Ruth Mary Petry Papers, 1940-1991 and undated;
    • [Ruth Mary Petry]

    • n.d.
    • Ruth Mary Petry in flight jacket and goggles
    • WV0319 Ruth Mary Petry Papers, 1940-1991 and undated;
    • [Basic Training squadron at Randolph Field, Texas, 1944]

    • 1944-04-12
    • Basic Training Squadron 2 Flights A and B Class is pictured in front of a plane on 12 April 1944 at Randolph Field, Texas. The front row contains Women Airforce Service Pilots.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [WASPs on airplane wing, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Hoover stands on the wing of an Advanced Trainer airplane, while two other WASPs sit in the cockpit, circa 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover in airplane, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover, in leather flight jacket and goggles, stands in the cockpit of a PT Trainer airplane in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover on airplane wing, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover sits on the wing of a Basic Trainer airplane at Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943. She is wearing a flight suit, leather jacket, helmet and goggles.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers

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