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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
    • [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 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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [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
    • Oral history interview with Reva Ingram Fortune, 1999

    • 1999-02-08
    • Documents Reva Ingram Fortune's early life in rural North Carolina; her military service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and later the Women in the Air Force (WAF) from 1943 to 1952; and her experience as a student at the Woman's College of the...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lenora Nagel, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Documents Lenora I. Nagel's early life in western North Dakota; her family history; her service with the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956; and her work teaching overseas as a civilian with the Department of Defense for almost thirty...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • [Reva and Laura Ingram, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Sisters Reva and Laura Ingram pose back to back in their respective Army and Coast Guard uniforms.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAAC Retreat Formation, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAAC unit of Reva Ingram Fortune in retreat formation at Buckingham Army Air Field at Fort Myers, Florida, in the summer of 1943.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs dining in the mess hall, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Seven WACs in various uniforms dine off of trays at a table in the mess hall at Buckingham Army Air Field, circa 1945.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs assisting paratroopers, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Privates Thea Coates, Mattie Turner, and Francis Cockran, members of the WAC detachment of the Parachute School, assist soldiers in dropping an equipment bundle from the door of an army transport plane over Fort Benning, Georgia. Photo by U.S. Army...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs by a jeep, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Reva Ingram Fortune (right) and three other WACs pose on and beside an army vehicle at Buckingham Army Air Field, Fort Myers, Florida. Another woman can be seen behind the wheel.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Recruiting parade in Ft. Myers, Florida, 1943]

    • 1943-11-13
    • WACs march in a recruiting parade down US 41 in Ft. Myers, Florida, past the Bradford Hotel, Arcade Theatre, and Sears Roebuck and Co. on November 13, 1943. People line the street and watch from windows.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs march in President Roosevelt Memorial Parade, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Lt. Husmann takes the WAC squadron in review as a part of the President Roosevelt Memorial Parade, probably April 1945. Credit: U.S. Army Air Forces Flying Training Command
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WASP Jacqueline Cochran visits Ft. Myers, 1944]

    • 1944-03-15
    • Jacqueline Cochran, Chief of WASPs, visits with WACs at Buckingham Army Air Field in Fort Myers, Florida. The women, in khaki uniforms with pants, pose in front of a map on March 15, 1944.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC Squadron, 1947]

    • 1947-10-11
    • Reva Ingram Fortune, third from left in the first row, poses with Squadron D at Randolph Field, Texas, for a formal shot on October 11, 1947.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers

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