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  • Veteran's biography: aviation
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    • Oral history interview with Ann Watters, 2000

    • 2000
    • Interview primarily documents Ann K. Watters' interest in flying planes and her service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).

      Pre-service topics include her father's flight career; other pilots in the family; taking an aviation...
    • WV0175 Ann K. Watters Oral History
    • 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 Cindi Basenspiler, 2014

    • 2014-06-13
    • Primarily documents the life of E. Cindi Basenspiler and her service with the United States Reserve Officer Training Corps and the United States Army. Basenspiler recalls her brief childhood in Russia, and the experience of moving to the United...
    • WV0566 E. Cindi Basenspiler Oral History
    • 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 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 Theressa Jeanne Fillmore, 2015

    • 2015-11-10
    • Primarily documents the life of Theressa Jeanne Fillmore and her service with the United States Army.

      Fillmore recalls the various cross-training that she completed during her thirty-one years in the army, the gratification she received from...
    • WV0599 Theressa Jeanne Fillmore
    • 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 Frances Hunt Hall, 1999

    • 1999-04-29
    • Primarily details France Hunt Hall's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)...
    • WV0071 Frances Hunt Hall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kate Bonds, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Mary Kate Bonds primarily tells of coming of age during the Great Depression and of her service in the WAVES during World War Two and in the U.S. Navy until 1971.

      Bonds discusses her childhood in Chickamauga, Georgia, near the Civil War...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Rosie Noel poses with shrapnel, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • In her left hand, Rosie Noel holds the shrapnel that wounded her, circa 2005. In her right hand, she holds a stone with an angel etching. This was in her pocket when she was hit and has special significance for her. Noel is seated in a hospital bed...
    • WV0516 Rosie Grosshans Noel Papers
    • [Mortar attack site where Rosie Noel was hit, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Photo of the mortar attack site where Rosie Noel was wounded by shrapnel, circa 2005. Three Marines stand near a blackened spot in the desert, where the projectile hit. Noel was riding her bicycle near this area when the attack occurred, and a...
    • WV0516 Rosie Grosshans Noel Papers
    • [Rosie Noels taking an oath, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Rosie Noels takes an oath, circa 2005. She wears the Marines Corps Combat Utility Uniform in desert camouflage.
    • WV0516 Rosie Grosshans Noel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Maxine Pierce, 2006

    • 2006-06-06
    • Primarily documents Maxine Newcom Pierce's background; her twenty-year career in the WAVES; and the impact of her military service on the rest of her life.

      Pierce briefly discusses growing up in Southern Illinois in the 1930s, including her...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers

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