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  • Veteran's biography: aircraft
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    • 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 Megan Leighann Mead

    • 2016-06-21
    • Primarily documents the life of Megan Leighann Mead and her service with the United States Army.

      Mead recalls how everyone in basic training had their strengths and weaknesses, and how they had to come together in order to get things...
    • WV0615 Megan Leighann Mead Papers
    • 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 Majorie S. Thompson, 2005

    • 2005-12-29
    • Primarily documents Marjorie Sanford Thompson's service in the WASPs [Women Airforce Service Pilots] from 1943 to 1944.

      Thompson briefly discusses her education, pre-war teaching career, and training in the Civilian Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0337 Marjorie S. Thompson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach, 2000

    • 2000-05-22
    • Sendelbach primarily discusses her pilot training, her ferrying duties as a WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II, and her post-service family life.

      Sendelbach discusses her frequent moves as a child; the Civilian Pilot...
    • WV0168 Nancy Featherhoff Sendelbach Papers
    • 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 Portia R. McCracken, 2013

    • 2013-09-20
    • Primarily documents the adolescence of Portia R. McCracken, and her service with the United States Air Force. McCracken discusses her pragmatic attitude towards joining the U.S. Air Force, the gratification she felt upon completing basic training,...
    • WV0552 Portia R. McCracken Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Galster Layton Starkey

    • 2016-06-11
    • Primarily documents the life of Mary Galster Layton Starkey and her service with the Women's Army Corps and United States Army.

      Starkey recalls her desire to prove herself to her family by completing U.S. Army Airborne School, and the...
    • WV0614 Mary Galster Layton Starkey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lelia Hamilton, 2010

    • 2010-04-20
    • Leila Hamilton tells of her early life, education, entrance into the service, service in the United States Air Force as an aircraft controller and director, and her activities relating to the military after leaving the service.

      Hamilton...
    • WV0483 Lelia L. Hamilton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rosemarie Spagnola Dodd, 1999

    • 1999-01-21
    • Primarily documents Rosemarie "Marie" Spagnola Dodd's service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946.

      Dodd discusses her decision to join the WAVES in the spring of 1944, including her...
    • WV0020 Rosemarie Dodd Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ann Holder Andavall, 2008

    • 2008-12-26
    • Ann Holder Andavall speaks about her early life, work in a war plant, and service in the WAVES.

      Andavall primarily discusses her experiences as a war plant worker and aerial gunnery instructor. She explains the reasons women entered military...
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall Papers
    • Oral History interview with Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin

    • 2016-03-21
    • Primarily documents the life of Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin and her service with the United States Air Force.

      MacSeόin recalls her childhood as a military dependent, and the effect that moving so often throughout her childhood had on her....
    • WV0605 Bridgid Kathleen MacSeόin Oral History
    • Oral History Interview with Cindy Kempkes

    • 2016-08-18
    • Primarily documents the life of Cindy L. Kempkes and her service with the United States Army, Army Reserve, and Army National Guard.

      Kempkes recalls her satisfaction upon receiving the same training in basic training as the male soldiers,...
    • WV0623 Cindy Kempkes Papers
    • Oral history interview with Coralee Burson Davis, 2001

    • 2001
    • Primarily documents Coralee "Coco" Burson Davis' service in the Coast Guard SPARs during World War II, including her involvement in the play and musical Tars and Spars, and her acting career and personal life after the war.

      Davis describes...
    • WV0222 Coralee Burson Davis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Sheila K. Smith, 2005

    • 2005-01-24
    • Primarily documents Sheila K. Rathbone Smith's service with the British Women's Royal Air Force (RAF) from 1942 to 1946 and her post-war modeling career in England.

      Smith discusses her service in the RAF with a detailed description of the...
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • [WAVES aerial gunnery unit, 1945]

    • 1945-09
    • Group photo of WAVES Aerial Gunnery Unit 3A2 poses outside of barracks at Naval Air Station Pensacola, Florida, in September of 1945." Pictured (L to R) are:
      Back row: June Osbourne, Claire Calloway, Shirley Dickstew, Yvonne Forbes, Helen...
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Joan Lyle, 2007

    • 2007-05-01
    • Primarily documents Joan Lyle's service in the WASP [Women Airforce Service Pilots] during WWII and her subsequent work as a pilot.

      Lyle briefly discusses her childhood spent in Minneapolis, Minnesota. She discusses taking flight lessons...
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Rosemary Blakely Zule

    • 2000-02-13
    • Primarily documents Rosemary Blakely Zule's background and employment history in the 1930s; her service in the Women's Army Corps during World War II; and her life after the war.

      Personal topics from her early life include the death of her...
    • WV0149 Rosemary Blakely Zule Papers
    • Oral History Interview with Tasheera Farrington-Nichols Marshall

    • 2016-07-09
    • Primarily documents the life of Tasheera Farrington-Nichols Marshall and her service with the United States Army and United States Army Reserve.

      Marshall recalls having to move many times as child due to her father's military career, how his...
    • WV0618 Tasherra Farrington-Nichols Marshall Papers

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