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    • Oral history interview with Jane Heins Escher, 1999

    • 1999-05-20
    • Interview primarily includes discussion of Jane Escher's childhood in North Carolina and her service as a cryptographer in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during the Korean War.


      Escher recalls moments...
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lucile Griffin Leonard, 1999

    • 1999-01-29
    • Chiefly documents Lucile Griffin Leonard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the late 1930s and early 1940s and her service as a hospital dietitian with the...
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Majorie S. Thompson, 2005

    • 2005-12-29
    • Primarily documents Marjorie Sanford Thompson's service in the WASPs [Women Airforce Service Pilots] from 1943 to 1944.

      Thompson briefly discusses her education, pre-war teaching career, and training in the Civilian Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0337 Marjorie S. Thompson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Johnson Coster, 2000

    • 2000-02-04
    • Chiefly documents Ruth L. Johnson Coster's experiences in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.

      Coster discusses her youth and education in North Carolina and her pre-war employment at the Lucky Strike factory in Durham and a...
    • WV0145 Ruth Coster Papers
    • [Marjorie Thompson in a car with a puppy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WASP Marjorie Sanford Thompson poses in the passenger seat of a car with a puppy, circa 1944. She wears the WASP dark olive drab trousers and shirt with a General Army Air Forces Headquarters patch on the upper left sleeve.
    • WV0337 Marjorie S. Thompson Papers
    • [Jane Heins Escher, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • Formal portrait of Jane Escher in WAVES uniform, taken in San Diego in late 1952 or early 1953.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • [Recruit Training, Company 15, 1951]

    • 1951-08-15
    • Group photo of WAVES Company 15, Recruit Training (W) at the US Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois, on August 15, 1951.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher 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
    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • [Army dietitian olive drab uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • U.S. Army hospital dietitian olive drab jacket and long skirt." In 1942 dietitians became part of the army's Medial Department and were eligible to wear standard army or army nurse uniforms. In 1943 a pair of caducei with the initials "HD" was...
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Army unit with Al D'Amato, 1990]

    • 1990
    • A group of U.S. Army personnel, including Captain Linda L. Bray (front center) pose for a group photo with New York Senator Al D'Amato (in civilian clothing). All service members are dressed in army battle dress uniforms. The photo is signed "Dear...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • [Linda L. Bray and Al D'Amato, 1990]

    • 1990
    • Linda L. Bray shakes hands with New York Senator Al D'Amato in 1990. Bray is dressed in an army battle dress uniform [BDU], as are the male soldiers in the background. The photo is signed:"Captain Bray, A great American hero! Best wishes, Al...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers

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