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  • Veteran's biography: Portsmouth
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    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nell Smith Lutz

    • 2003-03-23
    • Primarily discusses Nell Smith Lutz's service in the supply corps of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Lutz breifly discusses her childhood in Florida and education at Florida State...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • Oral history interview with Edna Andrews Weston, 1999

    • 1999-06-10
    • Primarily documents Edna Andrews Weston's early life, her experiences in the Navy Nurse Corps (NNC) during World War II, and her post-war nursing career.


      Weston talks about becoming a nurse to get away from outdoor farm work; book work...
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Morey, 1999

    • 1999-11-03
    • Primarily documents Jane G. Morey's early life and her service in the Coast Guard SPARs from 1943 to 1945.

      Morey discusses her love of reading; early aspirations to be an antiquarian; knowledge of the war in Europe during high school; and...
    • WV0114 Jane G. Morey Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Irene Parsons, 2005

    • 2005-08-02
    • Primarily documents Irene Adelaide Parsons' service in the U.S. Coast Guard SPARS from 1943 to 1946, and her thirty years of service with the Veterans Administration.

      Parsons discusses her education at Brevard College and Woman's College,...
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers
    • [Nell Smith Lutz and female navy service member, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Nell Smith Lutz (left, in civilian clothing) and a fellow member of the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) walk side by side. The servicewomen is dressed in a blue WAVES officer's service dress "b" uniform and service...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Two WAVES and a civilian man on a bench, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nell Smith Lutz (right, in service dress blue uniform) and fellow WAVE Anne Cox Worth sit on a outdoor bench in Raleigh, N.C. John S. Cox, father of Anne Cox, sits in between then with one arm around each. Anne Cox Worth is dressed in a white rayon...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Nell Smith Lutz at desk, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nell Smith Lutz is seated at a desk, where she is filling out a daily balance sheet as a part of her disbursing duties for the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). Lutz is wearing the seersucker working uniform with...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [Elizabeth Williams hands out doughnuts, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Williams holds a doughnut out to the hands of flyers returning from bombing runs at an American Red Cross clubmobile in southern Italy in 1943. The photo is a classic depiction of a Red Cross "Doughnut Dolly."
    • WV0058 Elizabeth Williams Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Edna Andrews Weston in Navy Nurse Corps uniform and first pattern blue service hat, 1944.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston in NNC uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Edna Andrews Weston, circa 1944, stands outside wearing the Navy Nurse Corps navy blue uniform and 1944 service hat with white top, and holding gloves.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston in NNC uniform, 1945]

    • 1945-06
    • Edna Andrews Weston on vacation in June 1945, wearing the Navy Nurse Corps white dress uniform and 1944 service hat with white top, holding a purse in gloved hands somewhere outdoors.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston in NNC uniform, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Edna Andrews Weston, in her Navy Nurse Corps white blouse and skirt, stands next a white building and models her NNC dark blue cape with velvet collar, circa 1945.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston at Naval Hospital Unit, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Edna Andrews Weston in her Navy Nurse Corps black dress uniform stands in front of the sign for the the U.S. Naval Hospital Unit 2, probably at San Diego, California, in 1945.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers
    • [Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Irene Parsons, circa 1945, in the SPARs blue service dress uniform with collar insignia and officer's service hat with white cover.
    • WV0311 Irene Parsons Papers

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