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    • [ WASPs in the mud, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery (left) and fellow WASPs Emy and Dottie stand in the mud at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943. Emy and Dottie wear "zoot suits"; the caption by Dorothy Avery reads "Muddy - nothing to do but play."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery beside a plane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery, in WASP flight suit and seat-type parachute, stands beside a plane at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943. Of the parachute, the back of the photo says, "Boy, that's heavy."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery beside sign, circa 1943.]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery poses beside a sign for Squadron D of the 420th Army Air Force Base Unit, circa 1943. She wears the WASP santiago blue dress uniform with trousers.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery in flight suit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery poses outside barracks at Avenger Field, Texas, in a size 42 "zoot suit," circa 1943. WASPs referred to the men's green herringbone twill jumpsuit they had to wear as "zoot suits" because of their tendency to be too large.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery in flight suit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Avery, wearing a "zoot suit" and holding a helmet, stands beside a structure at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery poses in her WASP trainee dress "General's white" uniform of a white blouse and khaki trousers, circa 1943.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Elizabeth Williamson in cockpit, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WASP Elizabeth Williams, in leather B-3 jacket, flight helmet, and goggles, is pictured in the cockpit of an airplane in 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Five WASPs in work suits, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery (bottom left) and four other WASPs in "zoot suits" pose together outside a barracks at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Five WASPs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain (2nd from right) poses with four fellow WASPs by a car, circa 1944. The women wear the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, khaki trousers, and A-2 leather jacket with Fifinella patch.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Group of WASPs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WASPs holding books and papers stand in front of a barracks, circa 1944. The women wear the early WASP trainee uniform of a white blouse, khaki trousers, and leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Joan Lyle in cockpit, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Joan Lyle poses in the cockpit of a plane at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [Joan Lyle on plane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Joan Lyle stands on the wing of a plane at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit and B-6 leather jacket.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Butch, 1943]

    • 1943-06-01
    • Avery has a had busy day with two flight periods and cleanup duty, and thinks she is being picked on. She has been practicing stalls and spins.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-26
    • Avery writes about her first day as a WASP at Avenger Field. Details include the schedule, her roommate and fellow WASPs, her quarters and new wardrobe, and the 40 percent washout rate.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-27
    • Avery describes Sweetwater, Texas, a snake disrupting their drill practice, having a morning off to clean, the possibility of starting to fly soon, the regimentation of the WASP, and planning a parade for the second graduating class.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers

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