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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • After a period of leave, Hancock describes the environment aboard the ship taking her back to her station. She fondly recalls a recent visit with her family and misses them greatly.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1 July 1918]

    • 1918-07-01
    • Hancock writes about her trip aboard ship back to base and mentions several famous individuals she has met, including Lady Chetwynd, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Captain A. Radclyffe Dugmore.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Dr. Lapham inspecting a kitchen, circa 1919]

    • 1919
    • Dr. Mary Lapham, in her Red Cross uniform, looks to the left as she stands behind a table in a kitchen she is inspecting. In addition to many children, four women wearing aprons, a man in civilian clothing, and another female Red Cross worker are...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Boomtown Fort Des Moines]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Caption on back of the photograph:"Agnes Tuiemau and Lois Wilen in front of the home of two WAACs auxiliaries, Boomtown Fort Des Moines, Iowa, on September 26, 1942. The photograph was taken on a Sunday walk."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [The reviewship party]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Caption on back of the photograph reads "the reviewship party, with six unnamed individuals, ends its inspection, at Fort DesMoines, Iowa, October 7, 1942."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAAC in uniform]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Possibly Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) uniform with a gas mask, October 7, 1942. Caption on back of photograph:"What the well dressed WAAC will wear. Oct. 7, '42"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante receives commission ceremony]

    • 1942-10-17
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante outdoor ceremony where LaPlante receives commission. Caption on back of photograph: O.C.[officer candidate] Sears becomes a third officer; second louie[lieutenant] is the preferred title. Oct. 17, 1942."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante]

    • 1942-10-18
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) summer uniform, October 18, 1942, with salute-bars on shoulders, indicating LaPlante is commissioned. Caption on back of photograph:"Oh deu golden bars! October 18, 1942"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses on the steps of a building in her WAVES dress white summer uniform with officer's combination hat in 1943. A note on the back of the photo reads,"Dress whites - we hated this uniform."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Franes Barringer Bailey in uniform beside a car, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses beside a car in front of her home wearing a belted raincoat and officer's combination hat. The back of the photo reads,"The raincoat, we thought it flattering."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Marines, two on crutches. Fiji, circa 1942-1943]

    • 1943
    • Several Marines, some obviously injured, two on crutches, with a small building and palm tree in the background. Writing on reverse: crossed out:"Four of these boys are back in the U.S.A. now" not crossed out:"Marines from Guadalcanal"
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Francis Barringer Bailey poses in front of her home wearing the WAVES white summer uniform with officer's combination hat and a purse. The back of the photo reads, "Summer seersucker - seldom wore the jacket."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller shoveling coal, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Bernice Moran Miller shovels coal at Felts Field, Washington, in 1943, wearing herringbone twill one-piece coveralls and fatigue hat. Back of photo reads "For Aunt Alma, Spokane, Wash. 1943"
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller 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
    • [ANC basic training unit, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Formal group photo of ANC basic training unit seated on stairs at Halloran General Hospital on Staten Island, New York, in 1943. Shirley Van Brakle is second from left in the back row. The nurses wear blue service uniforms with garrison caps.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers
    • [Army bivouac in New Guinea, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Picture of an army bivouac in New Guinea, as seen in 1943 or 1944. Soldiers set up tents and cots under palm trees. A servicewoman stands in the foreground with her back to the camera.
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • [Six WAACs in exercise uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield (back row, second from left) and five other WAACs sit on the ground, circa 1943. The WAACs wear brown and white seersucker exercise uniforms with khaki summer fatigue hats.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [Class of WACs at MacDill Airfield, Florida, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A class of WACs pose for a photo at MacDill Airfield Base in Tampa, Florida, circa 1943. They all wear the WAC summer service uniform with air force patch on the sleeve and matching garrison cap. Heyer is in the back row, fourth from the left.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [WAC softball team at MacDill Airfield, Florida, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Group photo of the WAC softball team at MacDill Airfield, Florida, circa 1943. An army serviceman, probably the coach, poses in the front, and Anne Heyer is in the back row, third from the left. The photo is signed.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Dorothy E. Wain outside of the Mayfield, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorthy E. Wain Thompson, in WAC summer service uniform, stands outside of The Mayfield, circa 1943. A note on the back of the photo reads,"I guess this looks natural, doesn't it?"
    • WV0431 Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers

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