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    • 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
    • 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 Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [WAVES aboard the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES Elizabeth Ryan and Mildred Fitzgerald view the binnacle, a case housing the compass, of the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • [WAVES view the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES, including Elizabeth Ryan (2nd from left) and Mildred Fitgerald (far right) view the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • [El Toro Marine Air Station tower staff, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin Rice (second from right) and fellow flight clearance, tower operator, and aerologist staff pose in front of a propeller plane on the tarmac at El Toro Marine Corps Air Station, California, in 1945.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • [Denver Marine Recruiting Office staff, 1944]

    • 1944-06
    • Group photo of Dorothy "Dottie" Griffin (second from left) and the staff of the Marine Recruiting Office in Denver, Colorado, in June 1944.
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • [Maxine Pierce's retirement, 1964]

    • 1964-09-16
    • Maxine Newcom Pierce is read a citation by a U.S. Navy captain at her retirement ceremony at Moffett Field, California, on 16 September 1964. Pierce, at the top of the stairs, wears the WAVES blue service dress uniform, officers cap, and white...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • [Maxine Pierce, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Maxine Pierce poses in the WAVES gray and white seersucker work uniform and service cap with white cover, circa 1945. On her sleeve is the insignia of Yeoman 3rd Class Petty Officer.
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • [U.S. Navy WAVES musical review, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • U.S. Navy WAVES perform a musical review, circa 1945. All the women wear the WAVES blue service dress uniform and matching garrison cap. There is a cartoon character holding a feather on the center microphone.
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Denise Hand at OTS, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Kathryn Wirkus (right) and Denise Hand, both members of the "Snoopy Squadron," pose by the sign in front of their dorm during the first week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. The sign has a picture of...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Female OTS participants in fatigues, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Air Force members (l to r) Kathryn Wirkus, Kay Hansen, and Kathy Jackson are pictured in their newly-received fatigues during Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. Wirkus uses masking tape for her nametag...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Fifth Squadron at commissioning, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Members of the Fifth Squadron pose together at their commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Pictured are (L to R) David Pace, Stephen Kaumans, Kathryn Wirkus, Bill Black, and Steve Torrence.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus receives 2nd Lieutenant bars, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus (center) has her second lieutenant bars pinned on her collar by Captain Vince Reynolds (left) and her father, Leonard Vincent Wirkus (right), a WWII veteran, during a commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. Her...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Ed Edwards salutes Kathryn Wirkus, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus and her childhood friend, Technical Sergeant Ed Edwards, salute each other following Wirkus' commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Edwards earned the traditional reward of a silver dollar for being the...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Four Air Force officers at commissioning parade, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Colonel Alain Boughton, the wing commander; Kathryn Wirkus; reviewing officer Major General Robert Malloy; and Bill Black pose on the tarmac at Lackland Air Force Base after the final parade and commissioning ceremony of Officer Training School in...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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