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  • Veteran's biography: Japan
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    • Oral history interview with Grace Swank Alexander, 1999

    • 1999-01-20
    • Documents Grace Alexander's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1951 to 1953; her following years of reserve and Special Services duty operating clubs and teaching school at bases...
    • WV0018 Grace Alexander Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Mattie Donnell Hicks, 1999

    • 1999-02-25
    • Documents Mattie Donnell Hicks's nurse education and training; service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) from 1945 to 1966; and post-war life in Greensboro, North Carolina.

      Hicks provides a brief description of her pre-war nurse education and...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • [Army Nurse Corps seersucker dress, 1945]

    • 1945
    • One-piece brown and white seersucker field hospital uniform with wrap-around tie at left waist and one pocket on right skirt. Uniform was worn with brown and white striped seersucker nurse's cap. Initially designed for overseas service, but...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • [Army Nurse Corps taupe raincoat, circa 1950]

    • 1950
    • Army Nurse Corps taupe nylon-rayon raincoat with belt and removable hood. The coat was also worn by members of the Women's Army Corps. Worn by Mattie Donnell Hicks in the 1950s.
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • [Army Nurse Corps taupe overcoat, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • Army Nurse Corps taupe overcoat with large rounded collar, two pockets, shoulder straps with gold buttons, and four pairs of gold embossed buttons. The coat matched the "Hattie Carnegie" taupe uniform designed in 1950 and was also worn by members...
    • WV0044 Mattie Donnell Hicks Collection, 1942-1999
    • [Elizabeth Williams hands out doughnuts, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Williams holds a doughnut out to the hands of flyers returning from bombing runs at an American Red Cross clubmobile in southern Italy in 1943. The photo is a classic depiction of a Red Cross "Doughnut Dolly."
    • WV0058 Elizabeth Williams Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Williams, 1999

    • 1999-03-20
    • Documents Elizabeth Williams's family history; studies at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG); service for the Red Cross in the United States and abroad; and post-war...
    • WV0058 Elizabeth Williams Papers
    • Oral history interview with Violet K. Caudle, 1999

    • 1999-05-10
    • Primarily documents Violent Kathleen Caudle's early life; her service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1945 to 1949; and her career as a librarian in North Carolina.

      Caudle recalls her life before the service, including frequent moves...
    • WV0066 Violet K. Caudle Papers
    • [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

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