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    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [Lt. Elizabeth Ray saluting child, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lt. Elizabeth Ray crouches and returns the salute of a little girl she befriended at a base in Bari, Italy, in 1944. The girl wears a garrison cap and a shirt with army patches, while Ray is in WAC service dress.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [Retirement ceremony of Elizabeth Ray, 1965]

    • 1965
    • Colonel Elizabeth Ray stands in front of a color guard during her retirement ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1965.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [WAC troop review, Bari, Italy, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs march in formation four wide during troop review in Bari, Italy, in 1944. Lt. Elizabeth Ray is seen at bottom in command.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [WAF 25th anniversary collage, 1973]

    • 1973-06-12
    • Collage featuring photos of Women in the Air Force (WAF), celebrating the WAF's 25th anniversary in 1973. Across the bottom, the former directors of the WAF are pictured. They are: Jeanne M. Holm, Elizabeth Ray, Emma Riley, Phyllis Gray, Mary Jo...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth C. Hickcox, 1999

    • 1999-04-23
    • Primarily documents Elizabeth C. Hickcox's early life, her Standard Oil job, and her experiences at Hunter College and Anacostia Naval Station with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • Oral history interview with Norma Petree Shaver, 2001

    • 2001-05-24
    • Primarily documents Norma Petree Shaver's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.

      Shaver recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brother being drafted into the service, working at R.H. Hanes Knitting Company, and the...
    • WV0217 Norma Petree Shaver Papers
    • Oral History interview with Ruth Heavner Sheperd, 2015

    • 2015-06-20
    • Primarily documents the life of Ruth Heavner Shepherd and her service with the United States WAVES.

      Shepherd recalls growing up during the Great Depression, the sacrifices she and her family were forced to make, and the food relief that...
    • WV0587 Ruth Heavner Sheperd Oral History
    • [Elizabeth C. Hickcox and friends, 1944]

    • 1944-11-28
    • Elizabeth C. Jordan Hickcox (left) poses with fellow WAVE Gladys Horness Davis and sailor Jesse Fowler on a sidewalk in front of a car on Nov. 11, 1944. Both women wear their dress blue uniform with garrison cap.
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Regiment 31 at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, NY, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAVES Regiment 31 marches in Building I at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, New York, where they are completing boot camp in the spring of 1944. All women wear dark uniforms, black and white hats, and white gloves.
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Graduation photo of Cooks and Bakers Class XI, 1944]

    • 1944-09-29
    • A formal group photo upon the graduation of the Cooks and Bakers Class XI at the U.S. Naval Training Station in Bronx, New York on September 29, 1944. Elizabeth C. Hickcox is in the center of the back row. The women pictured are: Alice Reed, Glenda...
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Elizabeth C. Hickcox and sailor, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth C. Hickcox and an unidentified sailor sit in a booth at a restaurant during off-hours, circa 1944. Hickcox wears a dark blue shirt and a WAVES reserve (light) blue tie.
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers

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