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    • [Georgette L. Lutz in Paris, 1945]

    • 1945-07
    • WAC Georgette L. Lutz poses in front of a brick building in Paris, France, in July 1945. She wears the WAC winter service uniform and garrison cap. Photo was attached to letter written 1 August 1945 to Catherine Katopes. Back of photo reads "Paris...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1943]

    • 1943-10-10
    • Cayle is at a small army post at hospital which is understaffed. Recently she started on night duty, which interferes with her dating a captain located at the same post.
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1944]

    • 1945-02-15
    • Cayle is enjoying her work in the service but looks forward to a time of peace. She inquires as to her friend's health and family, writes of the climate in Maryland, and mentions an epidemic that has kept the hospital busy over the winter.
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1944]

    • 1944-02-01
    • Cayle has abdominal pain and is in the the hospital. She also mentions her brother who is serving in the South Pacific, the "horror" inflicted on Bataan, and her dislike of the Japanese.
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1944]

    • 1944-02-22
    • Cayle has learned of the death of her boyfriend and thanks Mrs. Dickson for the consoling letter. She is relieved to know that her mother and sister have moved into their apartment.
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1945]

    • 1945-04-07
    • Cayle recently received an overseas assignment and but can't say where for security reasons. She writes of the social scene onboard ship, including concerts, visiting the recreation room where she listens to records and drinks Coke, which is a...
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • [Letter from Catherine Cox to Bob, 1944]

    • 1944-03-10
    • Kay Cox gives a lengthy description of the physical and emotional state of wounded soldiers returning from overseas to Stark Hospital in Charleston, S.C. She informs Bob that they say conditions in Italy are horrific and that England is a...
    • WV0366 Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters, 1940-1968
    • [Letter from Catherine Cox to Bob, 1944]

    • 1944-09-14
    • Kay Cox describes the difficulty of training three new recruits, an amusing visit from an officer, and the army's ever changing recruitment policies. She reprimands Bob for a depressing comment in a previous letter and confirms their mutual...
    • WV0366 Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters, 1940-1968
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Betty, 1943]

    • 1943-03-21
    • Katopes relates her discouragement at learning she has washed out of Officer Candidate School, and describes the reasons for it, emphasizing the importance befriending the "right" people. She describes her job in Public Relations at Fort...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to brother Charlie, 13 August 1942]

    • 1942-08-13
    • Katopes discusses the details of her physical exam at Fort Ontario, New York, and its inefficiencies; waiting to be sworn in to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, the American Legion convention in town, and her motivation to join the WAAC.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to brother Charlie, 1942]

    • 1942-08-12
    • Discusses her difficulty being accepted into the WAAC [Women Army Auxiliary Corps], finally being allowed to take the army medical exam, her desire to join despite her sister Dena's expected unenthusiastic response, and her recent social activities.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Charlie, Dena, and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-07-01
    • Katopes relates a rumor that the WAAC has approval to be integrated into the army and speculates as to the number of WAACS who will not re-enlist with the WAC. She also notes the number of WAACs receiving overseas assignments; qualifications and...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dean and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-04-06
    • Katopes describes life at Fort Oglethorpe to her sister and brother-in-law, including her improved living quarters and bathroom facilities, listening to the marching band practice next door to where she works, and a WAAC receiving a disability...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jim, 1942]

    • 1942-11-24
    • Katopes relates recent developments to her sister and brother-in-law, including many personnel transfers, getting her uniform altered, being acting first sergeant, and speculating as to her next assignment.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Katopes relays the details of the first leg of her train ride to Des Moines for basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Most of the girls she has met were teachers. In the second half of the letter, Katopes is waiting to check in. She...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-11
    • Katopes describes basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including the base movie theater, kitchen patrol, doing laundry, a typhoid vaccination, and a blister that prevents her from marching.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-14
    • Katopes' describes activities at basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including her company escorting a visiting female English officer, parades, flags, attending OCS graduation exercises where the WAAC director...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-19
    • Katopes' describes her last week of basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Activities including her company being filmed parading and doing calisthenics, seeing a live concert broadcast on TV, receiving winter uniforms and a Congressional...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 3 March 1943]

    • 1943-03-03
    • Katopes describes Fort Oglethorpe at length, including details of the barracks, food, the public relations office to which she has been assigned, the daily schedule, and reuniting with acquaintances from Fort Des Moines.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 8 October 1942]

    • 1942-10-08
    • Katopes describes Basic Training at Fort Des Moines in detail, including a foot blister that confines her to barracks, physical descriptions and impressions of fellow WAACs; WAAC uniforms; loosing wieght; and specific rules and regulations.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers

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