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  • Veteran's biography: 1958
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    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • Letter from WAAC Jenny Lea, then stationed at Fort Des Moines, that convinced Mary Kate Bonds to join the military, dated 14 September 1942. Lea had just completed Officer Candidate School, and describes the difficulties and rewards of OCS,...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [WAAC Retreat Formation, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAAC unit of Reva Ingram Fortune in retreat formation at Buckingham Army Air Field at Fort Myers, Florida, in the summer of 1943.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAVES apartments in Bronx, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Apartment building where WAVES were billeted in Bronx, New York, near Hunter College, 1943.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Hunter College, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photograph of Hunter College in New York as seen in 1943. The college served as a WAVES Training Center during World War II.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds 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
    • [Women's Army Corps khaki hobby hat, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) khaki summer visored hat, with chin strap placed above visor, and enlisted insignia. Referred to as "Hobby Hat" after the director of the WAC, Oveta Culp Hobby. Worn by Reva Ingram Fortune from 1943 to 1945.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAVES Platoon 3 at Hunter College, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • WAVES Platoon 3 of Company 111 stands in formation for a group photo in front of a building at at Hunter College in February 1943. The WAVES are wearing overcoats and enlisted service hats with blue cover.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Recruiting parade in Ft. Myers, Florida, 1943]

    • 1943-11-13
    • WACs march in a recruiting parade down US 41 in Ft. Myers, Florida, past the Bradford Hotel, Arcade Theatre, and Sears Roebuck and Co. on November 13, 1943. People line the street and watch from windows.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Control tower operator at Ft. Myers, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • An unidentified control tower operator at Buckingham Army Air Field at Fort Myers, Florida, poses with a microphone to her mouth in office overlooking the tarmac, circa 1944.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Three WACs exit Douglass C-54 Skymaster, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of three women close together disembarking from a C-54 Douglass Skymaster.
      " Pictured with her arm extended and with boots on the ground is Major Frances S. Comick. Comick was a WAC deputy Staff director during the war. Comick wears...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC in Motor Pool Office, Fort Myers, Florida]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of Women's Army Corps [WAC] motor pool clerk "Curtia" operating a logistical system at Fort Myers, Florida. An United States Army Air Forces' insignia is visible on Curtia's sleeve. She is attired in a summer WAC uniform.
      " Text on...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC and male soldiers around radio, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of four service members surrounding a radio. The woman on the left wears what appears to be a combination of various Women's Army Corps [WAC] approved uniform types. She has on a summer dress uniform jacket, and a WAC officers winter...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC with Christmas tree, Fort Myers, Florida]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of a WAC [Women's Army Corps] solider attired in winter service uniform. The insignia on her arm sleeve indicates the rank of private and membership in the Army Air Force.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC at desk at Fort Myers, Florida]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of Rebecca Jo Congdom filling out paper work at the payroll office of Fort Myers, Florida. She is attired in a Women's Army Corps uniform. An Army Air Force patch and the rank insignia of corporal are visible on her left uniform sleeve....
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WAC Mail Orderly, Fort Myers, Flordia]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of a Women's Army Corps [WAC] mail orderly. The insignia on the left and right on her upper shoulder indicate the rank of technician fifth grade. She wears a standard WAC enlisted summer service uniform with WAC necktie. She wears a...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [WACs in group shot, Fort Myers, Florida]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of a group of WAC [Women's Army Corps] members stationed at Fort Myers, Florida. Most are attired in WAC summer uniforms with standard neckties, but two appear to be attired in non-regulation gowns. A poster with the words "Save...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers

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