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    • [Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with brother and cousin in New Guinea, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army Nurse Mary Jane Vaughn DeWan with her brother (right), a member of the U.S. Navy, and her cousin Don Lozer (left), stand outside the nurses quarters in New Guinea, ca. 1944. She is wearing the brown and white striped seersucker field hospital...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [10th Station Hospital Nurses, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Jane V. DeWan, first row on the left, and the 10th Station Hospital nurses at Oro Bay or Finschhafen, New Guinea, in 1944. The group is likely wearing the tropical shirtwaist and pants.
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [Mary Jane and John DeWan, 1945]

    • 1945-12
    • Mary Jane and John DeWan, both in uniform, on their day of reunion, after twenty-seven months of separation during the war, in December 1945.
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Jane DeWan, 1999

    • 1999-01-28
    • Documents Mary Jane DeWan's pre-war nurse's training; her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945; and her life and career following World War II.

      DeWan briefly discusses her nursing training before...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers
    • [Mary Williams Elder at Military Reservation, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Mary Williams Elder stands before a building labled "Military Reservation/ Restricted" by the sign in front, probably at Daytona Beach, Florida, during basic training in January 1943. She is wearing the WAAC summer khaki shirtwaist, tie, and skirt...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Williams Elder, 1999

    • 1999-02-02
    • Primarily documents Mary Frances Williams Elder's service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945, and her life after World War II.

      Elder recalls her life before World War II, including...
    • WV0029 Mary Williams Elder Papers
    • [Gretchen Davis, circa 1975]

    • 1975
    • Portrait of Gretchen Davis in Army dark dress uniform with beret, circa 1975.
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • [Gretchen Davis, circa 1975]

    • 1974
    • Portrait of Gretchen Davis in Army mint green uniform and black beret, 1974.
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Gretchen C. Davis, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Gretchen Davis's experiences at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and U.S. Army from 1973 to 1993.


      Davis details her parents' education and...
    • WV0098 Gretchen C. Davis Collection, 1973-1993, 1999
    • [Elizabeth Simpson in Bloomington, 1943]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth Simpson poses beside a structure in Bloomington, Indiana, where she attended storekeepers store from April to June 1943. She wears the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover. A note on the back of the photo...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES at U.S. Naval Training Station San Diego, 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • WAVES Millie Swift of Iowa; Agnes Lawrence of Oakland, California; Elizabeth Simpson of Richmond, Virginia; and Sue Wright of South Dakota pose outside WAVE Barracks 1 at the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, in November 1943. The...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and WAVES at Indiana University, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) poses with two fellow WAVES under an awning with the Indiana University logo in spring 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [WAVES Dot and Janet at Cedar Falls, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson's roommates during basic training, Dot and Janet, pose outside a building at Cedar Falls, Iowa, in 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection

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