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  • Item description: California
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    • [Two army nurses, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy and a fellow army nurse pose among agave plants in Carmel, California, circa 1942. Twiddy is still wearing the navy blue army nurse uniform with blue 1st pattern service cap and wool overcoat. Her friend wears the new olive...
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses at Fort Ord, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Two army nurses, including Rachel Brower Twiddy (seated), are pictured at the nurses' station on their ward at Fort Ord, California, circa 1942.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [Army nurses at Fort Ord, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Brower Twiddy (second from right) poses with six of her army nurse coworkers at Fort Ord, California, circa 1942. The group is attired in the white hospital uniform, with the exception of the nurse in the middle who wears the off-duty dress.
    • WV0133 Rachel Brower Twiddy Papers
    • [WAVES at U.S. Naval Training Station San Diego, 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • WAVES Millie Swift of Iowa; Agnes Lawrence of Oakland, California; Elizabeth Simpson of Richmond, Virginia; and Sue Wright of South Dakota pose outside WAVE Barracks 1 at the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, in November 1943. The...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • Avery describes doing stalls, steep turns, and shot landings during flight training at Mather Field, California, and mentions top speeds of 350 to 450 mph. She notes that several men are now in their class training. She hopes she is able to...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Stanford Lee Hoye, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Doris Dickens Hoye (later Wilson)'s husband, Stan Hoye, at Hamilton Field in California, circa 1944.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Lt. Dorothy Frome, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lt. Dorothy Frome, seated at desk at Hamilton Field, California, circa 1944. She painted a WAC recruiting poster and remained in the service through the 1940s.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WACs in gas masks, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Four WACs stand outside a building, wearing gas masks and WAC two-piece work suits at Mather Army Support Facility in Sacramento, California, circa 1944.
    • WV0448 Audrey Brewington Knight Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Avery recounts a harrowing flight from March Field in Riverside, California, to George Air Force Base in Victorville, California, where they were the first WASPs ever to land. She describes their greeting, quarters, and the base, and ponders what...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Individual clothing and equipment slip, 1944]

    • 1944-06-20
    • Reciept acknowledging that Doris J. Dickens turned in a gask mask to the supply officer at Hamilton Field, California, on 20 June 1944.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Reeves describes her train ride from Washington D.C. to California. She comments on some of her recent activities in Washington, the Ohio State-Michigan football game, and inquires after matters at home.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1944]

    • 1944-12-01
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves describes her station in California, including her physical and gas mask training, equipment, nurses' quarters, dating life, and upcoming hiking trip.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Edna Andrews Weston at Naval Hospital Unit, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Edna Andrews Weston in her Navy Nurse Corps black dress uniform stands in front of the sign for the the U.S. Naval Hospital Unit 2, probably at San Diego, California, in 1945.
    • WV0091 Edna Andrews Weston Papers

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