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  • Veteran's biography: petty
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    • Oral History interview with Shelley Witzke Kirk

    • 2016-02-07
    • Primarily documents the life of Shelley Witzke Kirk and her service with the United States Navy.
      Kirk recalls surviving six weeks of ""initiation"" after her promotion to Chief Petty Officer, the satisfaction she felt when she was finally pinned...
    • WV0604 Shelley Witzke Kirk Oral History
    • Oral History interview with Robin D. Hamilton

    • 2016-04-22
    • Primarily documents the life of Robin. D. Hamilton and her service with the United States Navy and U.S. Navy Reserve.

      Hamilton recalls being the first person in her family to go this far in life, and how she hopes her story, of being a...
    • WV0606 Robin D. Hamilton
    • Oral history interview with Anna Jean Coomes Woods, 1999

    • 1999-01-21
    • Primarily documents Anna Jean Coomes Woods' experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946, including basic training in New York and her duty stations in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Also...
    • WV0019 Anna Jean Coomes Woods Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jacqueline Marion Edmunds, 2012

    • 2012-10-25
    • Documents the life of Jacqueline Marion Edmunds from her early life growing up in Greensboro, North Carolina during the 1950s and 1960s, her decision to join the United States Navy in 1979, basic training in Orlando, Florida, and "A" School...
    • WV0541 Jacqueline Marion Edmunds Oral History
    • [How WAAC officers are selected, 1942]

    • 1942-12-24
    • Poster describing how a woman would go about joining the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.
    • WV0375 Thelma L. Meyer Petty Papers, 1942-1948
    • Oral history interview with Jaenn Bailey, 2000

    • 2000-01-13
    • Primarily documents Bailey's childhood, family, and service with the U.S. Navy WAVES working with top secret messages during World War II.

      Bailey discusses the origins of her name; her mother's independent lifestyle during her childhood in...
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • Oral history interview with Myrtle Hanke, 2000

    • 2000-02-11
    • Primarily documents Myrtle Otto Hanke's early life and her experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Washington, D.C., during World War II."

      Hanke discusses her family, education, and work in...
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [Photograph of Jacqueline Edmunds]

    • Undated
    • This photograph shows Jacqueline Edmunds receiving a plaque for her promotion to chief petty officer for her work in the U.S. Navy. She and the other service members are seen wearing their service khaki uniforms.
    • WV0541 Jacqueline Marion Edmunds Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Patricia L. Childers, 2002

    • 2002-08-10
    • Primarily documents Patricia L. Childers' career in the U.S. Navy from 1972 to 1996.

      Childers discusses her reasons for joining the navy, the influence the Vietnam War and her family's service history had on her decision, and the Delayed...
    • WV0256 Patricia L. Childers Papers
    • [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
    • [Myrtle Otto Hanke with her family, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle Otto Hanke (on left) poses with her mother and sister, circa 1945. She wears her WAVES gray and white seersucker dress with seersucker garrison cap.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [Myrtle Otto Hanke in the snow, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle Otto Hanke poses outdoors in the snow, wearing her WAVES dress blue uniform, service hat with blue cover, and issue handbag, circa 1945.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [Two WAVES in havelocks, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle Otto Hanke (left) and a fellow WAVE pose on a sidewalk, circa 1945. Hanke wears the WAVE blue service dress with winter havelock, while her friend wears the blue wool overcoat with junior grade lieutenant sleeve stripes and a havelock.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [Myrtle O. Hanke with friend, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle O. Hanke (top right) and a fellow WAVE pose on a stairway wearing belted raincoats and issue handbags, circa 1945.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers

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