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    • 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 Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Oral History interview with Rhonda Lynn Crawford Sloan

    • 2016-01-29
    • Primarily documents the life of Rhonda Lynn Crawford Sloan and her service with the United States Army.
      Sloan recalls being inspired to join the U.S. Army by seeing her three older sisters prosper in their military careers, the many duty...
    • WV0602 Rhonda Lynn Crawford Sloan Papers
    • Oral history interview with JoAnn Sesher Webb, 2013

    • 2013-08-16
    • Primarily documents the life of JoAnn Webb and her service in the United States Air Force.

      Webb recounts her childhood growing up in Pennsylvania, her memories of the beginning of World War II, her desire to join the military, and her time...
    • WV0548 JoAnn Sesher Webb Papers
    • [Two army air evacuation nurses in India, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Tex (left) and another flight nurse stationed with the 803rd Air Evacuation Squadron pause to speak to a soldier carrying supplies in India in 1943 or 1944. The nurse carrying gloves is wearing the blue wool Army Nurse Corps flight nurse uniform.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Betty Berry Godin carrying gas mask, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Betty Berry Godin carries her gas mask satchel while stationed in India, 1943-1944. She is wearing the Army Nurse Corps flight utility suit and hat. Behind her are two soldiers in overcoats and helmets.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Betty and Gene Godin in Tokyo, 1947]

    • 1947
    • Betty Berry and Gene Godin pose in uniform on a bridge in Tokyo, shortly after their wedding, in 1947. Berry's wears the Army Nurse Corps second pattern beige summer uniform and garrison cap with officer piping.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Betty Berry Godin and parents on graduation day, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Betty Godin, wearing Army Nurse Corps blue model 1940 uniform, stands with her parents at her graduation from the School of Air Evacuation at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, summer 1943.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Betty Berry Godin on graduation day, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Betty Berry Godin, in Army Nurse Corps blue model 1940 uniform, on the day of her graduation from the School of Air Evacuation at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, in summer 1943.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Earl Mountbatten in India, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Louis Mountbatten, Supreme Allied Commander South East Asia Theatre and later Viceroy of India, rides in a jeep with three men in uniform in India, circa 1944.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [ANC nurse getting ready for bed, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Fellow U.S. Army Air Forces evacuation nurse "Johnnie", in pajamas, prepares to bunk down in their barracks while stationed with the 803rd Air Evacuation Squadron in Chabua, India, circa 1944. Johnnie's bunk is covered with mosquito netting, and...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Betty Berry Godin knitting, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Betty Berry Godin sits on the floor and knits while stationed with the 803rd Air Evacuation Squadron in Chabua, India, 1943-1944.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [ANC nurse in India, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A U.S. Army Air Forces evacuation nurse, a friend of Betty Godin, sits on a fence in India, circa 1944.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Mess hall crew in India, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army evacuation nurse Betty Berry Godin poses for a group shot with the mess hall crew outside their facilities in Chabua, India, circa 1944.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Shirley Brantley and man, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Shirley Brantley, wearing her air force summer uniform and holding a cigarette, stands with an unidentified man outside a building, circa 1952.
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • [Dental Technicians Basic class, 1952]

    • 1952-12-08
    • Group photo of the U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel who completing dental technician training at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, on 8 December 1952. Shirley D. Brantley is on the far right of the third row.
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • [JoAnn Webb standing next to a sign, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • JoAnn Webb is seen here standing next to sign at Lackland Air Force Base, TX, circa 1952. The sign reads: 741st WAF (Women in the Air Force) Training Squadron Supply.
    • WV0548 JoAnn Sesher Webb Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers

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