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  • Veteran's biography: Illinois
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    • [Great Lakes Supply Department staff, 1943]

    • 1943-11-12
    • A formal group photograph of the Great Lakes Supply Department staff at U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, taken November 12, 1943.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Portrait of Frances Barringer Bailey, 1943]

    • 1943-06
    • A formal portrait of Frances Barringer Bailey taken upon completion of WAVES basic training in the summer of 1943. She wears a dark uniform with the combination hat.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Nurses at party, June 1967]

    • 1967-06
    • A group of Navy Nurse Corps members surround Captain Bulschefski at a party in Bethesda, Maryland, in June of 1967. The nurses hold up the contents of a box marked "Care package" and addressed to the nurse corps officers at Danang, Vietnam, in...
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [Group of WACs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A group of WACs from Rapid City Army Air Base appears to pose in the back of a military vehicle, circa 1944. Mildred Estabrook is back row, center, in sunglasses. The WACs wear a variety of service and civilian clothing, including head wraps,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs with duffel bags, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A group of WACs pose around a pile of duffel bags, circa 1944. The WACs wear the service uniform with garrison caps.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WAVES on New York sidewalk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • A line of WAVES stands on a sidewalk in Bronx, New York, near Hunter College, in 1943. Some have suitcases; they were preparing to depart for another assignment.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [WACs serve food in mess hall, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • A line of Women's Army Corps (WAC) members in white food handler uniforms serve a meal to servicemen in April of 1945. A supply of Eddy's sliced bread can be seen on the shelf behind the women. Pictured are: Douchinsky, Kozarnowicz, Smith, Swann,...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAACs marching, 1943]

    • 1943-03
    • A long double-file line of WAACs, many both carrying and wearing coats, march down a snow-cover street at Fort Custer, Michigan, in early 1943. The photo, taken from overhead, also shows portions of the base and several military vehicles in the...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Group photograph at All Navy Golf Championship, 1968]

    • 1968
    • A photograph taken during the 1968 All Navy Golf Championships at Naval Station Long Beach, California. Photographed individuals (Left to Right) are Lieutenant Commander Collins, Lieutenant Commander Ryder, Lieutenant Junior Grade Hudson,...
    • WV0339 Agnes 'Scottie' Hudson Papers
    • [WACs singing, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A room full of WACs, including women in civilian clothing, read from sheet music at the Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota, circa 1943. They are led in singing by a WAC and piano accompanist.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs singing, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A room of WACs, including some in civilian clothing, are led in singing by a WAC and a piano accompanist, circa 1943, while at the Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota. Servicemen play pool in the background.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs dine, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A table of WACs, all wearing the winter service uniform with army air forces insignia on the right shoulder, eat a meal at the Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota circa 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs celebrate Halloween in the mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-10-31
    • A table of WACs, both in and out of uniform, celebrate Halloween in the mess hall of Rapid City (South Dakota) Army Air Base in 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs drill at Rapid City Army Air Base, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • A unit of WACs march in formation down a dirt road during a drill at Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota in September 1943. The women wear the WAC winter service uniform, some with the light-khaki "pink" skirt.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WAC with lieutenant at desk, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A WAC identified as Margaret stands and speaks with Lieutenant Verner L. Billdt at his desk at Rapid City Air Force Base, circa 1943. She appears to be taking notes on a pad of paper and is dressed in the WAC winter service uniform with staff...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WAC on mail duty, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A WAC stands with a U.S. Mail bag while looking at letters pulled from the mail drop, circa 1943. The photo was probably taken at the Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Esther Williams at WAVES Training Center, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Actress and competitive swimmer Esther Williams walks underneath the sign at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center reading "Through these portals pass the women of the greatest navy on earth," while on a visit to the base in Illinois in 1949. Two men...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers

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