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    • [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
    • [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
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-11
    • Carol writes that the medical WACs are leaving on Friday for Sioux Falls, and hopes that she will get down there to visit her husband for the weekend. She's making plans for shipping her belongings home, and mentions doing laundry.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Captain Naomi Scully at desk, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Commanding Officer Captain Naomi Scully works at her desk at Rapid City Air Force Base, circa 1943. She is wearing the WAC khaki service uniform shirt and tie and a civilian cardigan.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to a Miss Herzog, 4 February 1943]

    • 1943-02-04
    • Fischer begins the letter with a short, overly formal joke note. She then describes the busy schedule of a WAAC and jokes about the rumor that WAACs serve only to find a husband. Much of the letter is sarcastic commentary about her social life,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1944]

    • 1944-10-20
    • Fischer debates whether to come home or wait for Christmas. She likes the free time allowed by her new job, is learning to take advantage of doing little and getting much in return, and has decided she will be "good for nothing" when she gets out...
    • 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, 1943]

    • 1943-01-10
    • Fischer describes kitchen patrol, not received leave, her disapproval of sailors drinking, be unable to apply for Officer Candidate School until she is in the field, and feeling unwell. Fischer is happy that she enlisted and believes She those not...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01-09
    • Fischer discusses a troop reduction on base which is keeping her busy busy, Christmas dinner in the mess hall, New Year's Eve activities, and her hope of attending Administrative Inspector's school in Florida. She enjoys her job, and has a...
    • 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]

    • 1942-12-09
    • 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, 1943]

    • 1943-11-10
    • Fischer discusses writing to friends serving overseas, hoping to get home for Christmas, their Halloween party, the rumor that their base is closing for the winter, receiving vaccinations, and a visit from a friend from Officer Candidate School.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990

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