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    • Oral history interview with Shirley Lyle, 1999

    • 1999
    • Documents Shirley McCorquodale Lyle's career in the Army Nurse Corps from 1939 to 1960, including her service in the Pacific with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

      Lyle briefly details her high school education; her parents' reaction...
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • 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 Shirley F. John, 2002

    • 2002-02-01
    • Interview primarily documents Shirley Ferren John's service in the USMC (United States Marine Corps) from 1953 to 1955.

      John discusses her reasons for joining the Marines; her family's reaction to her enlistment; segregation; the cap on...
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • [Army nurses in Philippino marketplace, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Army nurses Alice Clark (right) and Shirley "Corky" McCorquodale Lyle (left) at a marketplace in Mindanao, Philippines, 1945.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • [54th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps, 1955]

    • 1955-02-02
    • Ten of Fort Monroe's eleven Army Nurses, including Shirley McCorquodale Lyle (center), pose around a table with a large cake at the tea they gave to celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps on 2 February 1955.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • [Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954]

    • 1954
    • Portrait of Shirley F. John, circa 1954, in the Women Marines' forest green uniform and bell-crown hat. The photo is signed "With love, Shirley."
    • WV0248 Shirley F. John Papers
    • [General Eichelberger and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Eleanor Roosevelt, in Red Cross uniform, and Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger walk side-by-side in Rockhampton, Australia, in 1943. Behind Mrs. Roosevelt is Admiral Claud A. Jones.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle 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
    • [Shirley Van Brakle in London, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Shirley Van Brakle, in Army Nurse Corps olive drab uniform with service cap, stands outside a building in London, circa 1945.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers
    • [Portrait of Shirley Van Brakle, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Shirley Van Brakle, circa 1944, in Army Nurse Corps olive drab service uniform with 2nd service command sleeve patch and service hat.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers
    • [Shirley Van Brakle on roof, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Shirley Van Brakle stands on the roof of a structure while stationed in Europe, circa 1945. She wears the European Theater of Operations (ETO) field uniform with skirt and garrison cap.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers
    • [Shirley Van Brakle with gas mask bag, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Shirley Van Brakle wears a gas mask in its bag while attending basic training at Halloran General Hospital on Staten Island, New York, in 1943. Behind her is a wire course used in live fire training.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers
    • [Shirley Van Brakle in hospital uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Shirley Van Brakle, in the ANC seersucker hospital uniform, stands beside a stair railing at Halloran General Hospital in Staten Island, New York, in 1943.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers
    • [Shirley Van Brakle with army nurse and servicemen, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Shirley Van Brakle (left, in olive drab service uniform) poses with a fellow army nurse (in ETO field jacket and a "pink" skirt) outside a building with a checkered floor portico while stationed in Europe, circa 1944. They are joined two servicemen.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers

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