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    • [Portrait of Lucile Leonard, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Portrait of Lucile Leonard in September 1943, right before she shipped out to North Africa. The "HD" on her caduceus pin identifies Leonard as a hospital dietitian.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Lucile Griffin Leonard in Italy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lucile Griffin Leonard stands in front of decorative doors in Florence, Italy, wearing olive drab dietitian uniform, in 1944 or 1945.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Nurses softball team, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Lucile Griffin Leonard and her softball team of nurses, the "Teddy Bears," group together for a photo in Leghorn, Italy, in 1944 or 1945. Leonard is second from right in the back row.
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lucile Griffin Leonard, 1999

    • 1999-01-29
    • Chiefly documents Lucile Griffin Leonard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) in the late 1930s and early 1940s and her service as a hospital dietitian with the...
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Army dietitian olive drab uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • U.S. Army hospital dietitian olive drab jacket and long skirt." In 1942 dietitians became part of the army's Medial Department and were eligible to wear standard army or army nurse uniforms. In 1943 a pair of caducei with the initials "HD" was...
    • WV0028 Lucile Griffin Leonard Papers
    • [Margaret Greene, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Formal portrait of Margaret Greene in her Red Cross uniform, circa 1944.
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • [Red Cross cottage in Norwich, England, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Uniformed men walk in front of the Red Cross cottage at "the broads" (on the water) in Norwich, England, circa 1943. Two boats are tied up in front of it, and another uniformed man stands on the porch.
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • [Red Cross workers serving airmen, 1944]

    • 1944-07-04
    • Red Cross workers serve food to a line of U.S. airmen at a Fourth of July picnic in Norwich, England, on July 4, 1944.
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • [Bishop's Palace in Norwich, England, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Margaret Greene points up to the sign on the front of Bishop's Palace labeling it as the American Red Cross headquarters in Norwich, England, circa 1943.
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • [Margaret Greene with friend, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Margaret Greene (right) and fellow Red Cross worker Helen Paulsen stand outside the Norwich (England) Cathedral in 1944.
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • [Red Cross workers serve airmen at picnic, 1944]

    • 1944-07-04
    • Red Cross workers, including Margaret Greene (center), roast hotdogs and serve a line of U.S. airmen at a Fourth of July picnic in Norwich, England, in 1944. The bottom is signed "In memory of a swell 4th of July 1944 with a lovely person. Jack R."
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Greene, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Margaret "Peg" Greene's interest in physical education; her studies at the Woman's College (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); and her experiences as a Red Cross worker in Europe during World War...
    • WV0099 Margaret Greene Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Sabourin, 1999

    • 1999-06-25
    • Primarily documents Mary Sabourin's career in the Women Marines, but also mentions her early life and her Marine Corps service during World War II.


      Discussion of pre-service life includes working in the defense plant where her father was...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Women Marines summer uniform, circa 1950s]

    • 1955
    • Green and white pinstriped summer uniform dress and jacket for Women Marines, designed by Mainbocher and introduced in 1952. The uniform is made of Dacron and nylon material with green piping around collar lapels, shoulder straps, and on sleeves of...
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • [Women Marines summer garrison cap, circa 1950s]

    • 1950
    • Women Marines garrison cap, worn with the green and white summer uniform. Includes green piping and the Marine Corps insignia. The curtain around the brim of the cap was new to the Mainbocher style garrison cap introduced in 1952.
    • WV0100 Mary Sabourin Oral History and Uniform
    • Oral history interview with Luvenia Griffin Mitchell, 2001

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Luvenia Griffin Mitchell's early life; her service with the Women in the Air Force (WAF) in the early 1950s; and her life after the military.

      Mitchell briefly describes her decision to join the air force; the negative image of...
    • WV0200 Luvenia Mitchell Papers

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