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    • Oral history interview with Annie Pozyck, 2005

    • 2005-07-20
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Primarily documents Annie Pozyck's career as a nurse and her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during WWII."

      Pozyck briefly describes her childhood during the Depression, her reasons for becoming a nurse, work as a nurse's assistant, ...
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01-13
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • The ship Pozcyk is aboard has just crossed the equator, and the crew put together an equatorial initiation ceremony. Pozcyk is enjoying the on-ship food, attending church, and has purchased a Valentine's Day card for her husband Louis.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozcyk to her  parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-19
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck tells how she passes time aboard ship, including playing Bridge and writing letters. She lists meal times, and reminisces about time spent with her husband Louis.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her  parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01-25
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck, aboard ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, is enjoying herself and recently watched the movie "Ball of Fire." She believes her husband is currently involved in a military action with the US Ninth Army on the western front.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her  parents, circa 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck has recovered from her seasickness, feels that she is turning into a decent sailor, and enjoys her shipboard accommodations. She tells her parents about her husband's promotion and address change.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945  ]

    • 1945-01-28
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck writes that she is doing fine and learning a lot about playing Bridge. Pozyck tells her parents how to care for processions that she left behind and about her increased allotment check.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-31
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck describes her recent birthday celebration, in which the ship's crew and fellow army nurses sung her happy birthday and gave her gifts and a birthday cake.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945 ]

    • 1945-02-02
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck has landed on an island in the Philippines and is stationed at the 133rd General Hospital until another hospital is completed." She describes living in a tent camp in thick mud, washing herself and her clothes using only her helmet, and...
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-04
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck has just received lots of letters. She is working in an orthopedic ward with army nurses and native Filipinos. She notes the poverty of the native people, the frequent rain, and her gear being constantly damp.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-06
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck has just taken her first shower since arriving in the Philippines. She is eating coconut and reading letters from home, and hopes to send home pictures.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-08
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck has been transferred to a new location in the Philippines and has visited her former commander, Colonel Arn. She reminds her parents not to send gifts.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-09
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck is serving with the surgical division of the 13th General Dispensary, which is in a former Filipino school house, and is sharing a house with a fellow nurse. She has begun to go out at night with Major Arn, and hopes that her husband will...
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-12
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck writes that she has not heard from her husband Louis. She notes dining and swimming with friends, taking photographs of Filipinos, Filipino swimming habits, and her roommate's engagement.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-23
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck has received a telegram and mail from the first of the month, and is thankful that so many people are thinking of her and her husband's safety. She notes the Filipinos' celebration of George Washington's birthday.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-18
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck has just received news that her husband Louis is missing in action. She describes her emotions and the support that fellow nurses, a chaplain, and the Red Cross Field Director are providing.
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-02-25
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Pozyck is disconcerted that letters she sent to her husband in November have been returned. She assumes that he hasn't received any of her letters and does not know she is overseas.

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