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    • WAAC welcome [1942]

    • 1942
    • 4 page typed newsletter welcoming women to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Contains information on uniforms, orientation, and classification, in addition to the words to 13 WAAC songs.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • [Class of WACs at MacDill Airfield, Florida, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A class of WACs pose for a photo at MacDill Airfield Base in Tampa, Florida, circa 1943. They all wear the WAC summer service uniform with air force patch on the sleeve and matching garrison cap. Heyer is in the back row, fourth from the left.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is handed to the first of five officers representing " Kathryn Wirkus' five rank promotions during her retirement ceremony, circa 2005. Pictured are the officers representing 2nd lieutenant and 1st lieutenant.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Female officers perform the flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is passed to Captain Jennifer Suarez from a first lieutenant at the retirement ceremony of Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus, circa 2005. The women represent two of Wirkus' five ranks during her air force career.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Army unit with Al D'Amato, 1990]

    • 1990
    • A group of U.S. Army personnel, including Captain Linda L. Bray (front center) pose for a group photo with New York Senator Al D'Amato (in civilian clothing). All service members are dressed in army battle dress uniforms. The photo is signed "Dear...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray 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
    • [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
    • [Flag folding, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A member of the honor guard performs the flag folding at Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. Wirkus sits in the background.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus 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
    • [U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve, 1943]

    • 1943-05-27
    • A sticker advertising the U.S Marine Corps Women's Reserve, featuring an illustatrion of a woman Marine, May 27, 1943.
    • WV0465 Mary C. Dickson Papers, 1943-1946
    • [Store window display]

    • Undated
    • A store window display, advertising the WAACs[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps].
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [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 taking a photo, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A WAC in summer service uniform and Hobby hat holds up a camera to take a photo, circa 1943.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [WAC in gas mask, 1943]

    • 1943-02-18
    • A WAC poses in a gas mask while at basic training at Daytona Beach, Florida, in early 1943. She also wears the WAC utility coat. In the background, a tent is set up in the sand and the corner of the Clarendon Hotel is visible.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated

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