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    • [Georgette L. Lutz in Paris, 1945]

    • 1945-07
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • WAC Georgette L. Lutz poses in front of a brick building in Paris, France, in July 1945. She wears the WAC winter service uniform and garrison cap. Photo was attached to letter written 1 August 1945 to Catherine Katopes. Back of photo reads "Paris...
    • Wounded grateful to WACS for care, Sgt. Katopes says [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Newspaper article, subtitled "Syracusan Says Need for More Medical Aid Wacs Is Urgent," contains a photo of Catherine Katopes. A note handwritten on the bottom of the article reads,"Cathy, write to the Herald and tell them to throw this picture...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-09-26
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes relays the details of the first leg of her train ride to Des Moines for basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Most of the girls she has met were teachers. In the second half of the letter, Katopes is waiting to check in. She...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-11
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes describes basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including the base movie theater, kitchen patrol, doing laundry, a typhoid vaccination, and a blister that prevents her from marching.
    • [Letter to Catherine Katopes from brother John, 1942]

    • 1942-10-07
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes' brother John compares his army schedule to his sister's; discusses visiting a friend in Los Angeles near the Warner Bros. Studio and seeing many stars there; and mentions going to a football game and his grades in training school.
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-14
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes' describes activities at basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including her company escorting a visiting female English officer, parades, flags, attending OCS graduation exercises where the WAAC director...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-19
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes' describes her last week of basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Activities including her company being filmed parading and doing calisthenics, seeing a live concert broadcast on TV, receiving winter uniforms and a Congressional...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jim, 1942]

    • 1942-11-24
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes relates recent developments to her sister and brother-in-law, including many personnel transfers, getting her uniform altered, being acting first sergeant, and speculating as to her next assignment.
    • [Letter from Lynn Garber to Catherine Katopes, circa 1943]

    • 1942
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes' friend Lynn Garber describes her current WAC experiences, including her job in medical supply, and possible transfer to another department. She refers to her post as a "civilian setup," notes her dislike of the civilians, and claims her...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Betty, 1943]

    • 1943-03-21
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes relates her discouragement at learning she has washed out of Officer Candidate School, and describes the reasons for it, emphasizing the importance befriending the "right" people. She describes her job in Public Relations at Fort...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dean and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-04-06
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes describes life at Fort Oglethorpe to her sister and brother-in-law, including her improved living quarters and bathroom facilities, listening to the marching band practice next door to where she works, and a WAAC receiving a disability...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to family, 9 Aug 1943]

    • 1943-08-09
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes notes the distance limit for travel away from Fort Oglethorpe has been increased, her detachment won a blue ribbon for marching, the outcome of a girl who went AWOL and the WAAC's lack of penalties for such action, and her pride at being a...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to family, 20 Nov 1943]

    • 1943-11-20
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes writes that Washington still has not assigned her anywhere, and mentions several things she hopes for in her next assignment. She provides Johnny with advice on being promoted in the Army, and notes that some stripes are earned while...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to friend Ginny, 1944]

    • 1944-09-23
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes talks of the Army shifting people to various countries and hopes for a good assignment for her friend. She provides a list of folks assigned to a base in Florida, mentions several that have received overseas assignments, and mentions rumors...
    • [Letter from friend Marie to Catherine Katopes, 1944]

    • 1944-09-25
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes' friend Marie writes from France, but describes her recent stay in England including buzz bombs, daily activities, and sightseeing. Marie describes the more primitive conditions after arriving in France, and talks of learning how to...
    • [Letter from Lee to Catherine Katopes and Georgie, 24 June 1945]

    • 1945-06-24
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes' friend Lee describes her transfer to The Phillipines from Australia, including baggage weight limitations, stops in New Guinea, and Biak, Palaw, and Leyte, and enjoying the flights. Lee describes the rubble in Manila, lacking permanent...
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to brother Charlie, 1942]

    • 1942-08-12
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Discusses her difficulty being accepted into the WAAC [Women Army Auxiliary Corps], finally being allowed to take the army medical exam, her desire to join despite her sister Dena's expected unenthusiastic response, and her recent social activities.
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to brother Charlie, 13 August 1942]

    • 1942-08-13
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes discusses the details of her physical exam at Fort Ontario, New York, and its inefficiencies; waiting to be sworn in to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, the American Legion convention in town, and her motivation to join the WAAC.
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 8 October 1942]

    • 1942-10-08
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes describes Basic Training at Fort Des Moines in detail, including a foot blister that confines her to barracks, physical descriptions and impressions of fellow WAACs; WAAC uniforms; loosing wieght; and specific rules and regulations.
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 3 March 1943]

    • 1943-03-03
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Katopes describes Fort Oglethorpe at length, including details of the barracks, food, the public relations office to which she has been assigned, the daily schedule, and reuniting with acquaintances from Fort Des Moines.

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