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    • Oral history interview with Mary Kathryn Hampton, 2005

    • 2005-11-21
    • Primarily documents Mary Kay Hampton's youth; her service with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II, particularly her two years in Europe; and her life after the war.

      Hampton briefly discusses her childhood, including her father being...
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton 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 Juanita Webster, 2000

    • 2000-05-21
    • Interview primarily documents Juanita Webster's service with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and her nursing career.

      Pre-service topics include Webster's reasons for becoming a nurse; saving money for nurse's training; her family's life during...
    • WV0167 Juanita Webster 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
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Williams, 1999

    • 1999-03-20
    • Documents Elizabeth Williams's family history; studies at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG); service for the Red Cross in the United States and abroad; and post-war...
    • WV0058 Elizabeth Williams Papers
    • [Portrait of Lucile Leonard, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Portrait of Lucile Leonard in September 1943, right before she shipped out to North Africa. The "HD" on her caduceus pin identifies Leonard as a hospital dietitian.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Lucile Griffin Leonard in Italy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lucile Griffin Leonard stands in front of decorative doors in Florence, Italy, wearing olive drab dietitian uniform, in 1944 or 1945.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Nurses softball team, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Lucile Griffin Leonard and her softball team of nurses, the "Teddy Bears," group together for a photo in Leghorn, Italy, in 1944 or 1945. Leonard is second from right in the back row.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [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
    • [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
    • [Portrait of Mary Kathryn Hampton, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Mary Kay Hampton, circa 1944, in the ANC blue service uniform with matching garrison cap. On her shoulder is the patch of the 4th Army Service Command.
    • WV0335 Mary Kathryn Hampton Papers

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