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  • Veteran's biography: Illinois
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    • [Doris Wilson in St. Louis, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Doris Dickens Wilson seated on a wall overlooking the Mississippi River in St. Louis, Missouri, in 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Soldier in Wilmington, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Joe poses in front of the Kenan Memorial Fountain in Wilmington. Doris Dickens Wilson indicates "Joe hamming it up in Wilmington, 1942"
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Doris Dickens Wilson and soldier in Wilmington, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Doris Dickens Wilson, in civilian clothing, and a soldier holds hands outside of the house at 619 Market Street in Wilmington, circa 1942. Wilson indicates it was her "home away from home."
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Beds outside during barracks move, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Marian Hagen sits on one of the beds lined up outside the new barracks into which WACs were moving in Wilmington, NC, circa 1942. The beds are in disarray with mattresses, pillows, and blankets generally thrown on top of the frames. A white, long,...
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [WAC discussion group, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WAAC postcard showing how "informal discussion groups add interest to life in the WAAC" 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • Letter from WAAC Jenny Lea, then stationed at Fort Des Moines, that convinced Mary Kate Bonds to join the military, dated 14 September 1942. Lea had just completed Officer Candidate School, and describes the difficulties and rewards of OCS,...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Assignment orders, 1942]

    • 1942-10-01
    • Special Order 159 lists the temporary duty assignments of WAACs along with transportation and ration information. The WAACs listed are leaving either Wilmington or Charlotte for Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, by October 16, 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fischer to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-08
    • Fischer notes her unit has been preparing for inspection, her auxiliary class is the first to complete the four weeks of basic training in only three, she has not received all of her uniforms, likes being kept busy, and is about to march in her...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-22
    • Fischer is at Drake University studying to be a specialist in army administration. She describes a typical, busy day and notes her class is the first to use Drake as a training site.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-27
    • Fischer discusses learning how to code supplies, her Thanksgiving activities, applying for Officer Candidate School, the schedule of a typical day, and getting a weekend pass to come home, where she hopes to have her hair done.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-05
    • Fischer describes how she was unable to come home for the weekend because she did not receive her pay. She describes the unit parading in the snow and ice, supply and administration exams, her latest paycheck, and the distribution of her finances.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-09
    • Fischer discusses seeing Bob Hope, having kitchen patrol duty, a fire drill, studying for several exams, and going home for the weekend, bringing some of her laundry with her.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-21
    • Fischer notes she graduated from army administration school at Drake but hasn't received her orders yet. She also mentions going on a date, hoping to get a three day pass for Christmas, and serving commanding officer duty.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WAAC Retreat Formation, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAAC unit of Reva Ingram Fortune in retreat formation at Buckingham Army Air Field at Fort Myers, Florida, in the summer of 1943.
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [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

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