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  • Veteran's biography: officer's
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    • Oral history interview with Mary Ellen West, 1999

    • 1999-03-30
    • Documents Mary Ellen West's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Doris Wilson, 2007

    • 2007-03-08
    • Primarily covers Doris Dickens (Hoye) Wilson's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during WWII, and her education and career following the war.

      Wilson discusses life during the Depression; her...
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lelia Hamilton, 2010

    • 2010-04-20
    • Leila Hamilton tells of her early life, education, entrance into the service, service in the United States Air Force as an aircraft controller and director, and her activities relating to the military after leaving the service.

      Hamilton...
    • WV0483 Lelia L. Hamilton Papers
    • [WAVES officer's wool coat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES officer's navy blue wool double-breasted overcoat with three pairs of Navy gold buttons, belt sewn on the back, and reserve blue stripes on cuffs. This coat worn by Mary Ellen West from 1943 to 1946.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • 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 Gail Adams, 2008

    • 2008-10-30
    • Documents Gail Adams' early life; her lengthy service in the United States Air Force between the years 1970-1993; and her life after receiving an honorable discharge.

      Adams recalls her early life and her mother's remarriage to an air force...
    • WV0434 Gail Adams Oral History
    • [Elsie Prevatte Picket signing document, 1962]

    • 1962-04-14
    • WAC Elsie Prevatte Pickett, seated at a desk, prepares to sign document on 14 April 1962. The desk appears to belong to Brigadier General B.E. Powell. According to the caption on the back of the photo, Prevatte, as Post Entertainment Officer and...
    • WV0462 Elsie Prevatte Pickett Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elsie Prevatt Pickett, 2009

    • 2009-04-21
    • Elsie P. Pickett documents her early life, collegiate education, wide ranging military service, and later civilian career.

      Pickett primarily discusses her career in the United Army Women's Army Corps [WAC] during the Cold War and Vietnam...
    • WV0462 Elsie Prevatte Pickett Papers
    • [Elsie Prevatte Pickett]

    • 1960-02-12
    • Caption on back reads: U.S. WAC Center, Fort McClellan, 12 Feb 60 --- ""Then the fission would actually occur during--"" queries Second Lieutenant Elsie A. Prevatte (left) of her instructor, Captain Frances E. Castleberry following an hour of...
    • WV0462 Elsie Prevatte Pickett Papers
    • [Army unit with Al D'Amato, 1990]

    • 1990
    • A group of U.S. Army personnel, including Captain Linda L. Bray (front center) pose for a group photo with New York Senator Al D'Amato (in civilian clothing). All service members are dressed in army battle dress uniforms. The photo is signed "Dear...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • [Linda L. Bray and Al D'Amato, 1990]

    • 1990
    • Linda L. Bray shakes hands with New York Senator Al D'Amato in 1990. Bray is dressed in an army battle dress uniform [BDU], as are the male soldiers in the background. The photo is signed:"Captain Bray, A great American hero! Best wishes, Al...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary Ellen West, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Mary Ellen West taken while she was attending Navy Storekeepers School at the University of Indiana in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West at work in office, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Storekeeper Third Class Mary Ellen West (right) sits at a typewriter while two other WAVES work at desks in their shared office at Whiting Field, Florida, in 1944. The women were assigned to a Pensacola housing project; through the window a...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West in uniform, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Ellen West poses by a palm tree in Pensacola, Florida, wearing the WAVES all-purpose coat and soft-brimmed hat, in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [WAVES marching in formation, circa 1944.]

    • 1945
    • WAVES marching in formation, circa 1944. The unit is wearing the WAVES blue service dress uniform and service cap. The female officer (signaled by her gold buttons) leading the formation wears the WAVES blue double breasted overcoat.
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • [Four WAVES laughing, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Jaenn Coz Bailey (second from right) and three fellow WAVES have a hearty laugh while standing beside a residential street, circa 1945.
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • [Doris Wilson and fellow WAAC, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Doris Dickens Wilson (left), in WAAC winter uniform with Hobby hat and gloves, stands beside a WAAC nicknamed "Tennessee" who wears the WAAC overcoat, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers

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