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  • Veteran's biography: instructor’s
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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
    • [Portrait of Joan Lyle, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Portrait of Joan Lyle taken in September, 1943. Lyle wears a WASP flight helmet and leather jacket.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [Joan Lyle on plane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Joan Lyle stands on the wing of a plane at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit and B-6 leather jacket.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [Joan Lyle in cockpit, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Joan Lyle poses in the cockpit of a plane at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • A boot's eye-view [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Orientation book for WAVES recruits "boots" entering the U.S. Naval Training School at Hunter College, New York, during World War II. Included are photos of officers and information on barracks life, meals, uniforms, exercise, drills, classes,...
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • WAVES song lyrics [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • 6 typed, mimeographed pages containing the lyrics to WAVES songs, circa 1945. Songs include "WAVES of the Navy"The Duration and Six Months"Ginny the Ninny"WAVES of America"We are the Women's Reserve" and "Bell Bottom Skirts."
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • The story of you in navy blue [1944]

    • 1944
    • 45-page recruitment brochure for the U.S. Navy WAVES, 1944. Included are illustrated job descriptions; an illustrated day-in-the-life of a WAVE; a question and answer section; an index of recruiting stations; as well as details of recruit school...
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • 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 Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rechel, 2001

    • 2001-01-22
    • Documents Dorothy Rechel's service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1953 to 1976.

      Rechel discusses her German ancestry; her parents' career; playing softball; her father serving in the Civil Defense Corps during WWII; and a VE Day...
    • WV0196 Dorothy Jane Rechel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis, 1999

    • 1999-03-01
    • Primarily documents Eloise Patricia Rallings Lewis's nursing education; service with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) and Cadet Nurse Corps during World War II; and her career in nursing education, particularly her tenure as dean of the School of Nursing...
    • WV0047 Eloise Rallings Lewis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Amie Modigh, 2010

    • 2010-03-16
    • Primarily documents Modigh's childhood in Sweden, 29-year career with the Army Nurse Corps as a reservist, and her civilian career in nursing, nurse education and administration.

      Modigh recounts her childhood in Sweden as the daughter of an...
    • WV0480 Amie Modigh Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Margaret (June) Crowel, 1999

    • 1999-12-31
    • Chiefly documents Margaret "June" Crowel's experiences as a career member of the U.S. Marine Corps from 1945 to 1979.

      Crowel discusses her pre-military service work making nacelles for B-29s or B-25s in a defense plant; her mother's...
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver on recruiting duty, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver (center) and a fellow WAC in a military jeep speak with a woman while on recruiting duty in Ashland, Ohio, circa 1944. The unidentified WAC shakes a nurses' hand from the passenger side of a jeep. Both WACs wear the khaki summer...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver and fellow WAC at a storefront, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver and a fellow WAC walk out of a store, past the storefront, circa 1944. Shaver (center) wears the WAC olive drab winter uniform with light drab (pink) skirt, a matching garrison cap, and a WAC-issue handbag.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • A group of three WACs and three soldiers pose in a street in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Also pictured (left to right) are: Stephenson, Polly, Kent, Salz, Shearer, Ruth Shaver, and Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs in front of a jeep, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Five WACs, including Ruth Shaver (center) stand in a line in front of a jeep, circa 1944. The WACs are wearing the khaki summer uniform with Hobby hat.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • Close-up of three WACs and three servicemen posing together on a Paris street on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Pictured (left to right) are: (back row) Shearer, Stephenson, Ruth Shaver, Kent; (front) Salze, Polly, Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers

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