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    • 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 Patricia Chamings, 2007

    • 2007-01-27
    • Primarily discusses Chamings' nursing education, teaching, and thirty years of service with the Air National Guard.

      Chamings mentions her childhood in Florida; her mother's nursing career; her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital...
    • WV0378 Patricia Ann Chamings 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
    • [WAC parade on V-J Day, 1945]

    • 1945-08-15
    • Panoramic view of WACs in formation on V-J Day, probably at Wright-Patterson Field in Dayton, Ohio, on August 15, 1945.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller outside WAC facility, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bernice Moran Miller stands outside the brick, arched entrance to the home used by the WAC in Dayton, Ohio, wearing enlisted off-duty dress and matching garrison cap, circa 1944.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller in overcoat, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Bernice Moran Miller wearing WAAC enlisted olive drab overcoat and Hobby hat outside facility in Des Moines, Iowa, in late 1942.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller in front of sign, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Bernice Moran Miller, in Hobby hat and overcoat, stands beside a sign reading "No Males Allowed" on a building at Lowry Field in Colorado, Spring 1943.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller with camera, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Bernice Moran Miller posing with a camera, probably taken while she was at photography school at Lowry Field, Colorado, in 1943. Miller is wearing the WAC enlisted olive drab winter uniform and olive drab garrison cap.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller shoveling coal, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Bernice Moran Miller shovels coal at Felts Field, Washington, in 1943, wearing herringbone twill one-piece coveralls and fatigue hat. Back of photo reads "For Aunt Alma, Spokane, Wash. 1943"
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Two WACs play in sand, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WACs Bernice Moran Miller and Elsie Ribiero play in the sand at Peterson Field, Colorado Springs, in 1943. Behind them, mattresses are draped over a wooden fence.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [WAC unit at Lowry Field,1943.]

    • 1943
    • Group photo of a WAC unit, probably photography school graduates, with male commander at Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado, in 1943. Bernice Moran Miller is in the top row, last on the right.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker at train station, 1943]

    • 1943-04
    • Betty Etten Wiker walk outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C., where she is about to board a train for Officer Candidate School in April 1943. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) wool overcoat and cap and utility bag and...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty  Etten Wiker and friend at Ladd Field, Alaska, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Betty Etten Wiker poses with a fellow WAC on the steps to a building at Ladd Field in Fairbanks, Alaska. Wiker (standing) is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) officer's field overcoat and outer cover trousers. Wiker's friend is holding...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty Wiker by military vehicle at Camp Simms, 1943]

    • 1943-03-15
    • Betty Etten Wiker stands beside an army jeep in her Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) driver's uniform at Camp Simms [a.k.a Oxon Run Parkway], Washington D.C., on 15 March 1943. The vehicle is either a Willys MB or Ford GPW. A note on the back...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker in recruiting office, circa 1949]

    • 1949
    • Photo of Betty Etten Wiker seated at her desk in a recruiting office at 39 Whitehall Street, New York City, circa 1949. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Corps (WAC) winter service uniform with captain's rank insignia, United States Army Air Forces...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAC cadre at Hill Field, Utah, 1944]

    • 1944-12-14
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) cadre of the 4135th Army Air Force base unit pose for a Christmas photograph in front of their orderly room at Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, on 14 December 1944. The eight WACs are wearing service wool overcoats with garrison...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs board airplane, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members prepare to board an airplane outside at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, or Ladd Field, Alaska, in April of 1945. They are carrying suitcases and appear to be preparing to travel to a new duty assignment. All the...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs sing in chapel, 1944]

    • 1944-06-04
    • Members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) at Hill Field, Utah, sing in the chapel choir on 4 June 1944. Betty Etten Wiker (right of post) is wearing the officer's service uniform and cap, while others wear an assortment of cold and wet weather WAC...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers

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