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  • Veteran's biography: 1940
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    • [Portrait of three SPARS,1944]

    • 1944
    • Virginia Van Dongen (top) and two fellow Coast Guard SPARS from the Atlantic City station pose in 1944.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Elna Jones in nurse uniform, ca. 1946-47]

    • 1946
    • Elna Jones in Army Nurse Corps brown and white seersucker hospital uniform and cap at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, circa 1946.
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • [Elna Allran Jones and friend, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Elna Allran Jones (right) and a Cadet Nurse Corps friend both wear the gray and white striped summer uniform and beret outside Charlotte Memorial Hospital, North Carolina, circa 1944.
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • [Elna Jones with two patients, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Elna Jones in her Army Nurse Corps brown and white uniform stands outside with patients Scotty (left) and Ollie (right) at Camp Kilmer, New Jersey, in 1946 or 1947.
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • [Elna Jones and two men, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Elna Jones, in nursing uniform, stands between a man in a suit and a man in fatigues, 1944-1947.
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elna Allran Jones, 1999

    • 1999-02-12
    • Primarily documents Elna Allran Jones's early life; her service with the Cadet Nurse Corps and Army Nurse Corps (ANC); and her post-World War II career as a nurse.

      Jones discusses her parents and her background, then comments on her decision...
    • WV0023 Elna Allran Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Jean Wrenn Higgins, 1999

    • 1999-01-26
    • Primarily documents Jean Wrenn Higgins's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the 1930s; her experiences in the WAVES from 1943 to 1945; and her post-war...
    • WV0025 Jean Wrenn Higgins Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Laura G. Anderton, 1999

    • 1999-01-27
    • Documents Laura G. Anderton's early life and employment before World War II; her leadership duties in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946; and her experiences in academia after World War II....
    • WV0026 Laura G. Anderton Papers
    • [Nurses in field uniforms in Burford, England, 1944]

    • 1944-05
    • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski and other female army personnel wearing the field uniform and helmet use barrels to wash and rinse their mess gear in Burford, England, in May 1944.
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [Tent Quarters of the 305th Station Hospital, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nurse Helen Savage (in image on right) and nurses of the 305th Station Hospital (image on left with Ptaszynski in the center of the group) pose in front of the tents in Southampton, England, they called home for thirteen months in 1944 and 1945....
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [Operating room staff on D-Day, 1944]

    • 1944-06-06
    • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski (left) and other medical staff stand above a patient in an operating room of the 305th Station Hospital on D-Day, June 6, 1944. The nurses are wearing the brown and white seersucker field hospital uniform.
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [Army nurses in the snow, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski (center) and four other Army Nurse Corps members stand outside the field hospital in England on a snowy day, 1943-1945. Garner is wearing the Army Nurse Corps overcoat.
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers

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