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    • [Agnes Cantwell in ANC uniform, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Agnes Cantwell in Army Nurse Corps olive drab jacket and khaki skirt, at home before leaving for overseas, 1945.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • [Agnes Cantwell in jeep, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Agnes Cantwell drives an army vehicle in the Philippines in 1945. The pant legs and shirt sleeves of her work uniform are rolled up.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • [Three WACS in field uniforms, circa 1944]

    • 1945
    • Three hometown friends, (left to right) Peggy Clarke, Jeanne Bayne, and Agnes Cantwell, all from New York, enlisted together in early 1945. They are all wearing their olive drab field jackets and helmets.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • [WACs at Philippines field hospital, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Agnes Cantwell's WAC co-workers are seated on steps in front of an army hospital in the Philippines in 1945. The seated WACs wear service uniforms with pants while a soldier and a nurse in the cotton seersucker field uniform stand above them.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • [Army nurses in Tokyo, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Agnes Cantwell (right) and a fellow nurse stand in front of a large billboard that announces their entrance into Tokyo,"Home of the Cavalry Division," in 1946.
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Agnes Cantwell, 1999

    • 1999-05-27
    • Interview includes discussion of Agnes Cantwell's early nursing studies; service during World War II in the Pacific Theater; postwar enrollment at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina; and work with cancer...
    • WV0086 Agnes Cantwell Papers
    • Oral history interview with Bernice Heath, 2001

    • 2001-01-20
    • Documents Bernice Heath's early life, nursing training, service overseas with the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) during World War II, and duties stateside and abroad with the ANC from 1948 to 1964.

      Topics from Heath's early life include nursing...
    • WV0195 Bernice Isabel Heath Papers
    • [Josephine Martin Flynn, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Seated portrait of Josephine Martin Flynn, circa 1944, in WAC officers' overcoat, chamois scarf, garrison cap, and gloves.
    • WV0212 Josephine Martin Flynn Papers
    • [Josephine Martin Flynn, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of WAC Josephine Martin Flynn, circa 1944. She wears her winter officer's uniform of a olive drab jacket and light drab (pink) shirt. The jacket has general headquarters service forces patch.
    • WV0212 Josephine Martin Flynn Papers
    • Oral history interview with Josephine Martin Flynn, 2001

    • 2001-05-05
    • Documents Josephine Martin Flynn's early life; her four years of service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II; and its relation to her opinions and non-military life.

      Flynn...
    • WV0212 Josephine Martin Flynn Papers
    • Oral history interview with Irene Rich, 2006

    • 2006-08-09
    • Primarily documents Irene Meyers Rich's childhood in Anchorage, Alaska; her education at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) in the late 1960s and early 1970s; her service with the Army Nurse Corps from 1972 to 1999, including her...
    • WV0361 Irene M. Rich Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus and Denise Hand at OTS, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Kathryn Wirkus (right) and Denise Hand, both members of the "Snoopy Squadron," pose by the sign in front of their dorm during the first week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. The sign has a picture of...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Female OTS participants in fatigues, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Air Force members (l to r) Kathryn Wirkus, Kay Hansen, and Kathy Jackson are pictured in their newly-received fatigues during Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. Wirkus uses masking tape for her nametag...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Fifth Squadron at commissioning, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Members of the Fifth Squadron pose together at their commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. Pictured are (L to R) David Pace, Stephen Kaumans, Kathryn Wirkus, Bill Black, and Steve Torrence.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus receives 2nd Lieutenant bars, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus (center) has her second lieutenant bars pinned on her collar by Captain Vince Reynolds (left) and her father, Leonard Vincent Wirkus (right), a WWII veteran, during a commissioning ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. Her...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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