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    • [Betty Etten Wiker at train station, 1943]

    • 1943-04
    • Betty Etten Wiker walk outside of Union Station in Washington, D.C., where she is about to board a train for Officer Candidate School in April 1943. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) wool overcoat and cap and utility bag and...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty  Etten Wiker and friend at Ladd Field, Alaska, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Betty Etten Wiker poses with a fellow WAC on the steps to a building at Ladd Field in Fairbanks, Alaska. Wiker (standing) is wearing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) officer's field overcoat and outer cover trousers. Wiker's friend is holding...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty Wiker by military vehicle at Camp Simms, 1943]

    • 1943-03-15
    • Betty Etten Wiker stands beside an army jeep in her Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) driver's uniform at Camp Simms [a.k.a Oxon Run Parkway], Washington D.C., on 15 March 1943. The vehicle is either a Willys MB or Ford GPW. A note on the back...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker in recruiting office, circa 1949]

    • 1949
    • Photo of Betty Etten Wiker seated at her desk in a recruiting office at 39 Whitehall Street, New York City, circa 1949. Wiker is wearing a Women's Army Corps (WAC) winter service uniform with captain's rank insignia, United States Army Air Forces...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAC cadre at Hill Field, Utah, 1944]

    • 1944-12-14
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) cadre of the 4135th Army Air Force base unit pose for a Christmas photograph in front of their orderly room at Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, on 14 December 1944. The eight WACs are wearing service wool overcoats with garrison...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs board airplane, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members prepare to board an airplane outside at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, or Ladd Field, Alaska, in April of 1945. They are carrying suitcases and appear to be preparing to travel to a new duty assignment. All the...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs sing in chapel, 1944]

    • 1944-06-04
    • Members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) at Hill Field, Utah, sing in the chapel choir on 4 June 1944. Betty Etten Wiker (right of post) is wearing the officer's service uniform and cap, while others wear an assortment of cold and wet weather WAC...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAC squadron in formation, 1944]

    • 1947-05-19
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) squadron stands in formation prior to a parade on Long Island, New York, on 19 May 1947. The women are all in winter service dress uniform with garrison caps. This squadron is commanded by Betty Etten Wiker.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Teletype operators, 1945]

    • 1945-04-28
    • Four teletype workers of the Airborne Air Control Squadron (AACS) at Ladd Field, Alaska, are pictured at work in April of 1945. Two unidentified men work alongside WACs Mary Moreland and Hedwig Delicek.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Betty Etten Wiker at dining hall, Hill Field, Utah, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs Lieutenant Martha Stone (right), Lieutenant Colonel Betty Bandel (cneter), and Lieutenant Betty Etten Wiker (left) enjoy a meal at the Hill Field, Utah, mess hall, circa 1944. The women wear the WAC officer's winter service uniforms with U.S....
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs serve food in mess hall, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • A line of Women's Army Corps (WAC) members in white food handler uniforms serve a meal to servicemen in April of 1945. A supply of Eddy's sliced bread can be seen on the shelf behind the women. Pictured are: Douchinsky, Kozarnowicz, Smith, Swann,...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAC flight operations clerks, 1945]

    • 1945-04-28
    • Three Women's Army Corps (WAC) clerks perform their flight operation duties at Ladd Field, Alaska, on 28 April 1945. Two are seated at desks, one of whom is using a typewriter. A third standing WAC is completing a form, perhaps for the serviceman...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs interview for duty assignments, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members interview for duty assignments at Malmstrom Air Force Base, Montana, in April 1945. The WACs sit in folding chairs as they are interviewed by male and female amry personnel seated at desks. Several period war bond...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs serve troops in mess hall, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members serve food to army servicemen at Ladd Field, Alaska, in April of 1945. The women are wearing army food handler overcoats and hats. Pictured are: Douchinsky, Kozarnowicz, Ardizzone, Smith, Swann, Hiles, and Callaway.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs at transient service information desk, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) members receive information from the transient service information desk manned by soldiers at Ladd Field, Alaska in April of 1945. A WAC in the foreground holds an issue of Liberty Magazine published on April 21, 1945....
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Betty Etten Wiker, 2008

    • 2008-09-08
    • Primarily documents Betty Etten Wiker's service in the U.S. Army during WWII and the Korean War.

      Wiker briefly discusses her childhood and education in Chicago, her reasons for enlisting in the WAAC, and her basic training at Fort Des...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • WACs parade in Salt Lake City [1944]

    • 1944-06
    • This picture clipped from a newspaper shows WACs from Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, marching in formation in Salt Lake City. The WACs are parading in support of the Fifth War Bond campaign and commanded by Betty Etten Wiker, who can be seen far right.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers

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