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    • Oral history interview with Barbara Wolfe Kucharczyk, 2003

    • 2003-03-17
    • Primary documents Barbara W. Kucharczyk's career in the U.S. Air Force.

      Kucharczyk describes frequently moving during her childhood due to her father's military service. Related topics include attending Department of Defense Schools and...
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • Oral history interview with Heather Gonzalez, 2013

    • 2013-08-12
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Heather Gonzalez; and her time served in the United States Navy.

      Gonzalez recounts living at various air force stations throughout her childhood, her active involvement from the age of sixteen with...
    • WV0547 Heather L. Gonzalez Oral History
    • Oral History Interview with Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Etten Wiker, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Betty Etten Wiker's service in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War.

      Wiker briefly discusses her childhood and education in Chicago, her reasons for enlisting in the WAAC, and her basic training at Fort Des...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Russell Reavis, 2000

    • 2000-09-17
    • Primarily documents Virginia Russell Reavis' service in Europe with the Army Air Forces' 810th Medical Air Evacuation Squadron during World War II and her nursing career and personal life following the war."

      Discussion of Reavis' early...
    • WV0183 Virginia Russell Reavis Papers
    • Oral History interview with Bernadine "Bernie" Donato, 2015

    • 2015-10-06
    • Primarily documents the life of Bernadine "Bernie" Donato and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps and California Air National Guard.

      Donato recalls the nursing education she received at Ellis Hospital School of Nursing and...
    • WV0594 Bernadine "Bernie" Donato Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Moran Miller, 1999

    • 1999-10-13
    • Miller primarily discusses her military service, especially as a member of the 2nd Mapping Squadron "

      Miller details caring for her invalid mother as a child; difficulty of finding a job during the Depression; listening to speeches from...
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • Oral History interview with Paula G. Flores

    • 2016-09-26
    • Primarily documents the life of Paula Benway Flores, and her service with the United States Air Force.

      Flores recalls the physical and mental exertion of basic training, and having to learn to count on her fellow airmen for support during...
    • WV0625 Paula G. Flores Papers
    • Oral History interview with Shelley Witzke Kirk

    • 2016-02-07
    • Primarily documents the life of Shelley Witzke Kirk and her service with the United States Navy.
      Kirk recalls surviving six weeks of ""initiation"" after her promotion to Chief Petty Officer, the satisfaction she felt when she was finally pinned...
    • WV0604 Shelley Witzke Kirk Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Jeannine Marie Franz

    • 2016-05-15
    • Primarily documents the life of Jeannine Marie Franz, and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Franz recalls the satisfaction she received from teaching junior marines to take initiative and become more independent thinkers, and...
    • WV0612 Jeannine Marie Franz Papers
    • Oral history interview with K. Faye Kane Giles, 2001

    • 2001-05-15
    • Primarily documents Faye Kane Giles' service in the Women Marines from 1943 to 1945 and her life after the war.

      Giles briefly discusses her education, including attending business school, and her employment at the American Steel and Wire...
    • WV0215 Katherine Faye Giles Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Berry Godin, 1999

    • 1999-06-19
    • Interview primarily focuses on Betty Berry Godin's service as an Army Air Force Evacuation Nurse.


      Pre-service topics include Godin's nursing education and employment; being reject for a job as a flight attendant; and the death of a...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Oral history interview with Phyllis Hinton Snyder, 2000

    • 2000-02-10
    • Primarily documents Phyllis Hinton Snyder's childhood in Ohio in the 1930s; her service with the Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1945; and her life after World War II.

      Snyder discusses growing up in Ohio. She details helping out on...
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Pegg Hemphill, 2002

    • 2002-01-04
    • Primarily documents Betty Pegg Hemphill's service in the Women's Air Force from 1949 to 1951.

      Hemphill briefly describes her early life, including a visit from soldiers stationed at the Greensboro Airport near her home and her aunt serving...
    • WV0235 Betty Pegg Hemphill Papers
    • Oral History interview with Dolores Gallardo Luhm

    • 2016-04-23
    • Primary documents the life of Dolores Gallardo Luhm and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Luhm recalls her desire to leave El Paso, Texas, because she felt she was going nowhere and needed a challenge, and the guidance she...
    • WV0609 Dolores Gallardo Luhm
    • Oral history interview with Dolores Meurer Reed, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Dolores Meurer Reed's service in the WASP from 1943 to 1944.

      Reed discusses her early childhood, her first experience flying, earning money to pay for flight lessons, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. She discusses learning...
    • WV0398 Dolores Reed Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Janice Butler Ryckeley, 2015

    • 7/26/2015
    • Primarily documents the life of Janice Butler Ryckeley and her service with the United States Air Force Nurse Corps.

      Ryckeley recalls the expanded nursing education she received through providing health care to people in various countries,...
    • WV0589 Janice Butler Ryckeley Collection
    • Oral History interview with Lisa Gibbs Potts

    • 2016-05-14
    • Primarily documents the life of Lisa Gibbs Potts and her service with the United States Marine Corps.

      Potts recalls the inspiring leadership she had throughout her time in the U.S. Marine Corps, and the lessons she learned along the way,...
    • WV0610 Lisa Gibbs Potts Papers
    • [WAC squadron in formation, 1944]

    • 1947-05-19
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) squadron stands in formation prior to a parade on Long Island, New York, on 19 May 1947. The women are all in winter service dress uniform with garrison caps. This squadron is commanded by Betty Etten Wiker.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers

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