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    • WAAC welcome [1942]

    • 1942
    • 4 page typed newsletter welcoming women to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Contains information on uniforms, orientation, and classification, in addition to the words to 13 WAAC songs.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • [Class of WACs at MacDill Airfield, Florida, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A class of WACs pose for a photo at MacDill Airfield Base in Tampa, Florida, circa 1943. They all wear the WAC summer service uniform with air force patch on the sleeve and matching garrison cap. Heyer is in the back row, fourth from the left.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Opening of Red Cross Club in Japan, 1945]

    • 1945-12-24
    • A crowd of sailors sit in chairs and on the floor for opening night of the Red Cross Club at the Naval Operating Base at Buckner Bay (Nakagusuku Bay), Okanawa, Japan, on Christmas Eve 1945."Tex" and Mary Clark are the women seated on the front row...
    • WV0089 Ruth White Papers
    • [Female airman doing a pull-up, 2003 ]

    • 2003-11-07
    • A female airman does a pull-up exercise from a beam in a tent while stationed in Iraq in July 2003. A male airman looks on. Both service members are dressed in desert combat uniforms.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [A female airman lifts weights in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003-07-11
    • A female airman, in desert combat uniform, uses a barbell to workout while stationed in Iraq in 2003. Camouflage netting appears to cover the makeshift weight room.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [Jane Beetham Jones at dock, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • A female Marine, likely Jane Beetham Jones, walks near a dock, circa 1955. She wears the Women Marines summer service uniform and matching garrison cap. A ship can be seen in the background and bicycles are parked near the water.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is handed to the first of five officers representing " Kathryn Wirkus' five rank promotions during her retirement ceremony, circa 2005. Pictured are the officers representing 2nd lieutenant and 1st lieutenant.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Female officers perform the flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is passed to Captain Jennifer Suarez from a first lieutenant at the retirement ceremony of Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus, circa 2005. The women represent two of Wirkus' five ranks during her air force career.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Group of WACs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A group of WACs from Rapid City Army Air Base appears to pose in the back of a military vehicle, circa 1944. Mildred Estabrook is back row, center, in sunglasses. The WACs wear a variety of service and civilian clothing, including head wraps,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs with duffel bags, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A group of WACs pose around a pile of duffel bags, circa 1944. The WACs wear the service uniform with garrison caps.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Company 1, 3rd Regiment, 1st Wac Training Center, 1945]

    • 1945-05-22
    • A group photograph of Company 1 of the 3rd Regiment at the 1st WAC Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, taken 22 May 1945. All WAC personnel are wearing service dress uniforms with skirts and barracks caps. The male officer is wearing an army...
    • WV0468 Mary L. Sutton Oral History
    • [Chow line in Iraq, 2003]

    • 2003
    • A line of service people await entrance to the tent structure serving as the mess hall at a U.S. military installation in Iraq, 2003. The two green devices are hand washing stations.
    • WV0400 Ingrid Ruffin Papers
    • [WAVES on New York sidewalk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • A line of WAVES stands on a sidewalk in Bronx, New York, near Hunter College, in 1943. Some have suitcases; they were preparing to depart for another assignment.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [WACs serve food in mess hall, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • A line of Women's Army Corps (WAC) members in white food handler uniforms serve a meal to servicemen in April of 1945. A supply of Eddy's sliced bread can be seen on the shelf behind the women. Pictured are: Douchinsky, Kozarnowicz, Smith, Swann,...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers

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