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    • 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 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
    • [Two WACs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Two WACs, possibly including Florence S. Weil, stand in front of snow-covered steps on a windy day at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1944. The WAC on the right wears a utility coat and Hobby hat.
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Florence S. Weil on base, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Florence S. Weil walks on a road on base, circa 1944, as two other WACs smile in the background. All three women wear the WAC wool overcoat.
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Portrait of Florence S. Weil, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Florence S. Weil, circa 1944. Weil is wearing the WAC olive drab service uniform with a port of embarkation sleeve patch and garrison cap.
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Florence S. Weil on set, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAC Florence S. Weil (right, in olive drab winter service uniform with port of embarkation patch) is pictured at a NBC studio set, circa 1944. A fellow soldier and a female civilian are also present. The set backdrop is a brick wall, supplemented...
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Florence S. Weil accepts award, 1943]

    • 1943-07
    • Florence S. Weil shakes hands with a colonel while accepting a silver plate trophy for winning a July 1943 officer's tennis tournament.
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Florence S. Weil beside a car, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Florence S. Weil poses beside a car in summer 1943. She wears the WAC khaki summer uniform without the jacket and a matching garrison cap.
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment by guidon, 1943]

    • 1943-07-30
    • Nine members of Company 10, 21st Regiment stand outside their orderly room at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. They are looking at the unit's guidon after being awarded a blue ribbon on 30 July 1943. Florence S. Weil, center, holds the corner of the...
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Members of WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment with trophies, 1943]

    • 1943-07-30
    • Florence S. Weil (center) and four other members of WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment, stand outside their orderly room at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, with trophies they won in tennis and badminton tournaments. The women wear the WAC khaki summer uniform...
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment with guidon, 1943]

    • 1943-07-30
    • Members of WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment, at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, admire the unit's guidon, held by commanding officer Florence S. Weil. The company, pictured on 30 July 1943 in WAC summer uniforms with Hobby hats, has just been awarded the...
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil 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
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Chaplain, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Chaplain Father Bob McKenzie poses with Kathryn Wirkus following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Saudi Arabian officer candidate, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus talks to a Saudi Arabian officer candidate who was completing pilot training in the U.S., following her commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Wirkus wears the air force service dress uniform, while the...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in "blues," 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her dorm room in her newly-issued "blues" service dress uniform during Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. She wears the designator of the Chapel Representative on her shoulder boards.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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