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  • Item description: (WASP)
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    • [WASP beside sign, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A WASP poses with a sign that reads "Women Trainees Only In This Area," circa 1944. She wears the WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-27
    • Avery describes Sweetwater, Texas, a snake disrupting their drill practice, having a morning off to clean, the possibility of starting to fly soon, the regimentation of the WASP, and planning a parade for the second graduating class.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-26
    • Avery writes about her first day as a WASP at Avenger Field. Details include the schedule, her roommate and fellow WASPs, her quarters and new wardrobe, and the 40 percent washout rate.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Avery writes that the planes are grounded due to a new technical order, so everyone is catching up on cleaning since they can't fly. There are 15 days left before she graduates from WASP training.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Ribbon cutting at Fort Story, 1967]

    • 1967
    • Colonel Mildred Bailey, Director of the WAC, and an unidentified man in civilian clothing ceremonially cut a ribbon at a facility near or at Fort Story, Virginia, in 1967. In front of the ribbon and flanking Bailey (left to right) are WACs Pat...
    • WV0413 Carol Alban Johnson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susie Winston Bain, 2000

    • 2000-10-11
    • Documents Susie Bain's early life and school experiences in Texas; her service in the WASP and its influence on her opinions and non-military life; and her life in Greensboro, North Carolina, after the war.

      Bain discusses growing in Texas...
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Dorothy Avery beside sign, circa 1943.]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery poses beside a sign for Squadron D of the 420th Army Air Force Base Unit, circa 1943. She wears the WASP santiago blue dress uniform with trousers.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery poses in her WASP trainee dress "General's white" uniform of a white blouse and khaki trousers, circa 1943.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery beside a plane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery, in WASP flight suit and seat-type parachute, stands beside a plane at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943. Of the parachute, the back of the photo says, "Boy, that's heavy."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover saluting, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Hoover salutes the cameraman, apparently wearing the WASP "General's white" uniform with khaki slacks, white shirt, and garrison cap at Avenger Field in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [WASPs on tarmac, 1944]

    • 1944-11-29
    • Four WASPs pose together on a tarmac in front of a B-29 bomber on 29 November 1944. The women wear the WASP Santiago blue dress uniform with slacks or skirt. Mildred Dalrymple may be on the far right.
    • WV0336 Mildred D. Dalrymple Papers
    • The avenger [1943]

    • 1943-05-11
    • Inaugural issue (Vol.1, No.1) of The Avenger, the newsletter for WASPs training at Avenger Field, Texas. Article topics include Jacqueline Cochran's formation of the WASP, description of a check ride, photos from Avenger Field, and biographies of...
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ann Watters, 2000

    • 2000
    • Interview primarily documents Ann K. Watters' interest in flying planes and her service with the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots).

      Pre-service topics include her father's flight career; other pilots in the family; taking an aviation...
    • WV0175 Ann K. Watters Oral History
    • [Three WASPs in front of propeller, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane B. Doyle (left) and two fellow WASPs pose together on a tarmac in front of a plane, circa 1944. Doyle wears the WASP battle jacket and slacks with a field cap. The middle WASP wears the Santiago blue dress uniform with skirt and beret but no...
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle and fellow WASP, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle (left) and Faye Wolfe (right), both of WASP class 44-W-4, pose in their Santiago blue dress uniforms with berets," handbag, and white gloves, circa 1944.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Doyle on wing of PT-17 plane, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle sits on the wing Stearman PT-17 airplane, circa 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit, type A-2 leather jacket with Fifinella insignia, and flight helmet with goggles.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers

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