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    • 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 Shirley Lyle, 1999

    • 1999
    • Documents Shirley McCorquodale Lyle's career in the Army Nurse Corps from 1939 to 1960, including her service in the Pacific with the Army Nurse Corps during World War II.

      Lyle briefly details her high school education; her parents' reaction...
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • Oral history interview with Doris Mesina Ehlenfeldt, 2013

    • 2013-11-02
    • Primarily documents the early life of Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt and her service in the United States Navy.

      Ehlenfeldt recounts growing up in West Haven, Connecticut with her parents and three brothers, her decision to leave home and join the...
    • WV0554 Doris Messina Ehlenfeldt Oral History
    • [Army nurses in Philippino marketplace, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Army nurses Alice Clark (right) and Shirley "Corky" McCorquodale Lyle (left) at a marketplace in Mindanao, Philippines, 1945.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • [General Eichelberger and Eleanor Roosevelt, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Eleanor Roosevelt, in Red Cross uniform, and Gen. Robert L. Eichelberger walk side-by-side in Rockhampton, Australia, in 1943. Behind Mrs. Roosevelt is Admiral Claud A. Jones.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle Papers
    • [54th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps, 1955]

    • 1955-02-02
    • Ten of Fort Monroe's eleven Army Nurses, including Shirley McCorquodale Lyle (center), pose around a table with a large cake at the tea they gave to celebrate the 54th anniversary of the Army Nurse Corps on 2 February 1955.
    • WV0116 Shirley McCorquodale Lyle 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
    • [Doris Wilson in gas mask, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Doris Wilson wearing her gas mask, circa 1944. She notes that "those gas masks hid all your worst features!"
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Portrait of Doris Wilson, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Doris Dickens Wilson as a corporal, wearing her army uniform with Hobby hat. The photo indicates her pay went from $21 a month to $36.00 a month when she made corporal.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Doris Wilson in St. Louis, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Doris Dickens Wilson seated on a wall overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WAAC sisters, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Unidentified sisters who were friends of Doris Dickens Wilson pose for a portrait in their WAAC uniforms, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WAACs digging, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Two WAACs with shovels dig under a building, while another turns the spigot of a water hose, circa 1943.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Doris Wilson on KP duty, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Doris Dickens Wilson holds a broom while lifting the lid of a garbage can, part of her Kitchen Patrol duties. Photo identification indicates she was wearing her fatigue uniform.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Garbage cans, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Garbage cans outside the kitchen at a military installation, probably Fort Des Moines, Iowa, circa 1943. They are in "GI Order" and are labeled "Bones"Coffee Grounds"Grease"Trash" and "Edible Garbage."
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WAC officer, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • One of Doris Dickens Wilson's company officers, circa 1944.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers

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