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  • Veteran's biography: Wisconsin
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    • Oral history interview with Olga Lewandowski Lathrop, 2003

    • 2003-01-31
    • Primarily documents Olga "Dusty" Lewandowski Lathrop's service in the Women's Army Corps from 1944 to 1946.

      Lathrop discusses her Polish heritage, her grandmother's death during the Nazi invasion of Poland, her desire to join the navy, and...
    • WV0271 Olga L. Lathrop Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Ahlswede Baker, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • Primarily documents Dorothy A. Baker's nurse's training and service with the Army Nurse Corps from 1945 to 1947.

      Baker describes her childhood, including her German ancestry and being raised by her grandparents in Wisconsin. She discusses...
    • WV0385 Dorothy Baker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marjorie Wolff German, 2009

    • 2009-03-08
    • Marjorie German tells of her early life, education, and service in World War II.

      German gives a detailed description of serving as a nurse aboard a hospital ship operating in the North Atlantic, her military training, and her travels across...
    • WV0479 Marjorie Wolff German Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elaine Anderson, 2000

    • 2000-12-14
    • Primarily documents Elaine A. Anderson's time in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) and her personal life before and after her service.

      Personal topics from Anderson's life before military service include: details of her hometown; her brother's...
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ellen Peebles, 2010

    • 2010-10-20
    • Ellen Peebles speaks of her early life, education, military service, and retirement from military service.

      Peebles discusses her experiences in the Military Police Corps, her various duty stations, her deployments, the experience of being a...
    • WV0502 Ellen R. Peebles Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Mattie Donnell Hicks, 1999

    • 1999-02-25
    • Documents Mattie Donnell Hicks's nurse education and training; service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1966; and post-war life in Greensboro, North Carolina.

      Hicks provides a brief description of her pre-war nurse education and...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • Oral history interview with Valeria F. Hilgart, 2000

    • 2000-03-01
    • Primarily documents the life of Valeria F. Hilgart and her service with the United States Marine Corps. Hilgart discusses her dissatisfaction with menial work, her desire to join the military and follow in her sister's footsteps, her belief that...
    • WV0158 Valeria F. Hilgart Oral History
    • [Large army office, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Men and women sit at desks in a large office, probably at Camp McCoy in Wisconsin, circa 1945. The women wear civilian clothing.
    • WV0271 Olga L. Lathrop Papers
    • [Two WACs in chairs aboard ship, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Elaine Agnes Anderson (right) and a fellow WAC sit in wooden lounge chairs on the deck of a ship headed to Europe, circa 1950. Anderson wears a twill utility overcoat and hood.
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • [Elaine Anderson in Germany, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Elaine A. Anderson stands outside Harnack House Annex B near Berlin, Germany, circa 1950, wearing a WAC twill utility overcoat and holding gloves.
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • [WACs on bivouac in Germany, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Seven WACs, including Elaine A. Anderson (3rd from left) stand in the woods among their tents while on bivouac in Germany, circa 1950.
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • [Three WACs on bivouac in Germany, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Three WACs sit in the woods while on bivouac in Germany, circa 1950. They have field uniforms, helmets, and canvas field bags; a military vehicle can be seen in the background.
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • [WACs in pajamas, circa 1949]

    • 1949
    • WACs in pajamas sit on a bunk bed in the barracks at Fort Lee, Virginia, during basic training, circa 1949.
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • [WACs and airmen at NCO club, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Elaine Agnes Anderson (center) and a fellow servicewoman are seated at a table in an NCO club in Germany with six Air Force enlistees, circa 1950.
    • WV0191 Elaine Agnes Anderson Papers
    • [Olga L. Lathrop, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Olga Lewandowski Lathrop sits in a patch of grass, circa 1945, wearing the WAC two-piece herringbone twill work suit and fatigue cap.
    • WV0271 Olga L. Lathrop Papers

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