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    • 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 Elaine Danforth Harmon, 2006

    • 2006-08-07
    • Primarily documents Elaine Danforth Harmon's service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in 1944; and her life after the war, including her involvement in efforts to gain military status for the WASP in the 1970s.

      Harmon recalls...
    • WV0359 Elaine Danforth Harmon 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 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 Violet Thurn Cowden, 2007

    • 2007-05-03
    • Primarily discusses Violet Thurn Cowden's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from 1943 to 1944.

      Cowden discusses her childhood on a farm in South Dakota, working for room and board to attend high school in the nearby town,...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Chamberlin Smith, 2006

    • 2006-06-09
    • Primarily documents Margaret L. Chamberlin Smith's background; service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II; and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Smith talks briefly about her family and the...
    • WV0349 Margaret Chamberlin Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jane Doyle, 2007

    • 2007-07-02
    • Primarily documents Jane Doyle's service in the WASP during World War II.

      Doyle briefly discusses her childhood and education, including her desire to become an architect. She talks about earning her private pilot license through the...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Mayes, 2000

    • 2000-05-23
    • Mayes primarily discusses WASP training, working overseas with the Red Cross and Air Force Pacific Command, and her experiences in the Air Force Reserves, GE, and as a WASP veteran.

      Mayes details her mother's experiences teaching and being a...
    • WV0169 Nancy Mayes Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy H. Jordan, 1999

    • 1999-05-03
    • Primarily documents Dorothy H. Jordan's early life in New York; her service in the Women's Army Corps, especially her military police (MP) duty at Fort Oglethorpe, and the effects of her disabling skin condition.


      Jordan details playing...
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dolores Meurer Reed, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Dolores Meurer Reed's service in the WASP from 1943 to 1944.

      Reed discusses her early childhood, her first experience flying, earning money to pay for flight lessons, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. She discusses learning...
    • WV0398 Dolores Reed Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Post Hoover, 2000

    • 2000-06-05
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dot" Post Hoover's early life and service with the WASP.

      Pre-service topics include Hoover's aspirations to become a writer and a pilot; admiration of Charles Lindbergh; attending the Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [WAC convoy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A convoy of military vehicles driven by and transporting WACs pictured at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Bunk instruction, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • One WAC instructs another on how to properly make up a bed at the Third WAC Training Center at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Marching to class, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of WACs in formation marching to class at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Ball game, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, gather for softball game, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Pay day, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of WACs lined up to receive checks on payday at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [WAC in review, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of WAC units in review at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [WACs making doughnuts, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs make doughnuts at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Dorothy Jordan and friend, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Dorothy Jordan and a fellow WAC military police member pose for a portrait in front of a painted garden backdrop. Both are wearing their WAC-issue overcoat with "MP" armbands.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [WAC MPs in front of sign, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Three WAC military police pose in front of a "W.A.C. Training Center" sign at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1945.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers

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