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  • Veteran's biography: Defense
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    • [WAVES dress white summer uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WAVES officer's dress white summer uniform, including tailored white lightweight blouse with distinctive rounded collar with WAVES insignia, four gold buttons, and reserve blue cuff stripes. Worn with white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie and...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • [Portrait of Dorthy E. Wain Thompson, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Pvt. Dorthy E. Wain Thompson taken while she was stationed in England in 1943. Thompson wears the WAC winter service uniform with the 8th Air Force patch on her shoulder.
    • WV0431 Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
    • [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
    • [Dorthy Wain in a field, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy E. Wain Thompson stands in a field, probably at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in 1943. She is wearing the WAAC enlisted winter service uniform and barracks cap and holding a cup and utensils. A flagpole and a group of seated servicemen can be...
    • WV0431 Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
    • [Portrait of Dorthy E. Wain, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Dorothy E. Wain Thompson in the WAC enlisted winter service uniform and Hobby hat, circa 1943.
    • WV0431 Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
    • [Wedding of Judith Bullock and Edward Thomson, 1943]

    • 1943-04-24
    • Judith Bullock Nisbet and Edward "Shorty" Thomson walk down the aisle at Lee Chapel at Washington and Lee University after their wedding on April 24, 1943. Nisbet wears her Navy white dress uniform but carries the glove she removed to accept her...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • [WAVES unit, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAVES unit poses on steps, possibly at Hunter College, 1944.
    • WV0020 Rosemarie Dodd Papers
    • [Lt. Elizabeth Ray saluting child, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Lt. Elizabeth Ray crouches and returns the salute of a little girl she befriended at a base in Bari, Italy, in 1944. The girl wears a garrison cap and a shirt with army patches, while Ray is in WAC service dress.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [WAC troop review, Bari, Italy, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs march in formation four wide during troop review in Bari, Italy, in 1944. Lt. Elizabeth Ray is seen at bottom in command.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [Nina Greenlee shaking hands with Governor of SC, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAC Nina M. Greenlee shakes hands with the Governor of South Carolina, Olin Johnston, at a Bond Rally in South Carolina. A quote on the back of the photo reads,"What did the Private from NC say to the Governor of SC?"
    • WV0041 Nina M. Greenlee Papers
    • [Jane Brister, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Jane Brister, 1945.
    • WV0115 Jane Gail Brister Papers, 1943-1988, 1999
    • [June Crowell and friend at Camp Lejeune, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Margaret Helen "June" Crowel (on left) poses with a fellow Marine behind a barracks at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, during basic training in summer 1945. Both women wear olive-drab long-sleeved fatigue shirts over overalls with daisy mae hats.
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers
    • [Women Marines at work, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Six Marine Corps Women Reserves, including Margaret Helen "June" Crowel (4th from left), pose with mops and a mower during basic training at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, in summer 1945. The women wear olive-drab long-sleeved fatigue shirts, work...
    • WV0137 Margaret Helen "June" Crowel Papers

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