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    • 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 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 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 Meredith Rolfe Campbell, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Meredith Rolfe Campbell's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in 1943 and her experiences in New York immediately following.

      Campbell briefly discusses her childhood in rural Montana, including her...
    • WV0397 Meredith Campbell 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
    • 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 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
    • [Diary of Henrietta Pearl Terry, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Henrietta Pearl Terry served as a naval aerologist during the Second World War as a member of the WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service]. She was stationed at Naval Air Station Norfolk outside of Norfolk, Virginia. Her diary spans...
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Basic Training squadron at Randolph Field, Texas, 1944]

    • 1944-04-12
    • Basic Training Squadron 2 Flights A and B Class is pictured in front of a plane on 12 April 1944 at Randolph Field, Texas. The front row contains Women Airforce Service Pilots.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [WASPs on airplane wing, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Hoover stands on the wing of an Advanced Trainer airplane, while two other WASPs sit in the cockpit, circa 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover in airplane, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover, in leather flight jacket and goggles, stands in the cockpit of a PT Trainer airplane in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover on airplane wing, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover sits on the wing of a Basic Trainer airplane at Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943. She is wearing a flight suit, leather jacket, helmet and goggles.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover in airplane cockpit, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover give the "V for Victory" sign while at the helm of a Primary Trainer airplane at Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover beside airplane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover, in flight suit with helmet and goggles, poses by the propeller of a Primary Trainer airplane, circa 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover saluting, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Hoover salutes the cameraman, apparently wearing the WASP "General's white" uniform with khaki slacks, white shirt, and garrison cap at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [WAVES in receiving line, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES in dress white uniforms with officer's combination hats form a receiving line with Captain and Mrs. Greer at an event at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1943. Pictured (left to right) are: 1. Cleaworth, 2. H. Terry, 3. Eunice...
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Meterology class photo, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Meterology class photo at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, circa 1944. The WAVES in the photo wear their white dress uniforms with officer's combination hats with white covers.
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Recieving line at U.S. Navy event, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Navy servicemen and women in dress whites greet other navy personnel at an event at Naval Air Station Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1944. The receiving line includes (right to left) Amelia Cowaia, Capt. Greer, Mrs. Greer, Lt. Cmdr Palmer or Hancock, and...
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers

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