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  • Veteran's biography: pilot’s
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    • Oral history interview with Elaine Danforth Harmon, 2006

    • 2006-08-07
    • Primarily documents Elaine Danforth Harmon's service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in 1944; and her life after the war, including her involvement in efforts to gain military status for the WASP in the 1970s.

      Harmon recalls...
    • WV0359 Elaine Danforth Harmon Papers
    • Oral history interview with Violet Thurn Cowden, 2007

    • 2007-05-03
    • Primarily discusses Violet Thurn Cowden's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from 1943 to 1944.

      Cowden discusses her childhood on a farm in South Dakota, working for room and board to attend high school in the nearby town,...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • 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 Norma Petree Shaver, 2001

    • 2001-05-24
    • Primarily documents Norma Petree Shaver's service in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) from 1943 to 1945.

      Shaver recalls the attack on Pearl Harbor, her brother being drafted into the service, working at R.H. Hanes Knitting Company, and the...
    • WV0217 Norma Petree Shaver Papers
    • [Portrait of Elaine Harmon, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Elaine Harmon, in 1944, in WASP A2 leather jacket with Fifinella patch and a flight helmet with goggles.
    • WV0359 Elaine Danforth Harmon Papers
    • [Violet Cowden after completing a tandem jump, 2006]

    • 2006
    • Violet Thurn Cowden poses for a photograph under an Army Golden Knight tent following her completing a tandem jump with the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2006. Deployed parachutes can be seen laying beneath an open-air...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • [Violet Cowden parachutes, 2006]

    • 2006
    • Picture of Violet Thurn Cowden taken in mid-air during her tandem jump with the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2006.
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jill Corbusier Mayer, 2013

    • 2013-11-03
    • Primarily documents the life of Jill Corbusier Mayer, and her time in the United States Navy Nurse Corps and United States Navy Reserve.

      Mayer discusses losing both her parents at a young age, her Catholic education, and her decision to...
    • WV0557 Jill Corbusier Mayer Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Linda Morgan Maini, 2008

    • 2008-03-08
    • Primarily documents Linda Morgan Maini's service in the Red Cross during the Vietnam War.

      Maini discusses her childhood in Cleveland, her reasons for enrolling at DePauw University, her college experience, the mood of the country following...
    • WV0406 Linda K. Morgan Maini Papers
    • 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 Deborah Elizabeth Branson

    • 2016-07-08
    • Primarily documents the life of Deborah Elizabeth Branson, and her service with the United States Navy.

      Branson recalls her disappointment upon learning women were not allowed aboard ships, the pressure she felt as a woman, knowing her...
    • WV0617 Deborah Elizabeth Branson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Chamberlin Smith, 2006

    • 2006-06-09
    • Primarily documents Margaret L. Chamberlin Smith's background; service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) during World War II; and the impact of her service on the rest of her life.

      Smith talks briefly about her family and the...
    • WV0349 Margaret Chamberlin Smith Papers
    • [Ruth Mary Petry]

    • n.d.
    • Formal photograph of Ruth Mary Petry wearing her W.A.S.P. (Women's Air Force Service Pilot) uniform.
    • WV0319 Ruth Mary Petry Papers, 1940-1991 and undated;
    • 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
    • [Portrait of Dorothy B. Austell]

    • 1943-06-11
    • Photographic portrait of Dorothy B. Austell, in uniform, standing by a field, with farm workers in the background. The photograph is dated June 11, 1943.
    • WV0184 Dorothy B. Austell Papers

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