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    • [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
    • [Elaine Zeigweid in tech library, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAC Elaine Zeigweid, in WAC service uniform, sits at a desk in the tech library at Rapid City Air Force Base, circa 1943. The library also contains cushioned chairs, a table, and some shelves of books.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [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
    • [Group portrait of WAC unit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Group portrait of a WAC unit at Fort Des Moines or Fort Custer, circa 1943. Marcelle Fischer is on the far left of the second row from the bottom. Listed as also pictured are officers Margery C. Hawley, Lois [Burlingame?], Charlotte R. Due, and...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Halloween dinner party in WAC mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-10-31
    • WACs in party hats serve food to fellow WACs at a Halloween party in the mess hall at Rapid City AAB on 31 October 1943. Jack-o-lanterns and party streamers are suspended from the ceiling. Pictured are: Mildred; Stella; and Sue Burford. The WAC in...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-03
    • Goddard writes to her husband about his accident and his recovery. She has two weeks of WAC basic training at Fort Des Moines left, and will see the Company Commander about where she will be relocated and if she will be sent home to Rapid City.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-13
    • Goddard writes of the details of her days, including KP, laundry, classes, and inspections. She is mailing some of her belongings home along with gifts, in case she's not home for Christmas. Her last week of basic training is busy and she is...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-18
    • Goddard has completed her exams and is in her last period at Fort Des Moines. She recounts the details of her Sunday routine, including the care packages received by many.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-21
    • Goddard is still not sure of her next assignment and where she'll be for Christmas. She describes KP, writes of her classes and instructors, and notes the bad war news of late.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-26
    • Goddard mentions her wedding anniversary and speaking to her husband on the phone. She discusses a visit from her parents, her father's health, and packages she received.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-01-02
    • Goddard discusses a potential job opportunity and provides details of the office and some of her duties in Rapid City. She also mentions the cold weather, the need for warmer clothing, her New Years dinner, and her new address.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-01-10
    • Goddard writes of her visit to the dentist, a letter from her parents, and new rules with strict repercussions at Rapid City AAB. She plans to go home to her husband for the weekend and discusses the menu for her visit.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-02-01
    • Goddard assures her husband she doesn't plan on applying for Officer's Candidate School, mentions a brighter war picture, and has heard no word of the base closing.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-03-21
    • Goddard writes of her weekend with her husband and how much she misses him. She tells of a gardening project, a visit to friends in the hospital, and practical jokes the women play on each other. She hopes that Germany will fall in the spring as...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [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
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1945]

    • 1945-07-25
    • Goddard tells of personally arranging for WACs and male soldiers to get furloughs and plane rides home. She also describes her recent activities, including watching a P-61 or Black Widow pilot perform, cleaning, ironing, and dining in the mess hall.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her Husband, August 1945]

    • 1945-08
    • Goddard decided to complete a year's service before getting out in order to receive veterans benefits, even though she has the option of leaving now. She describes the discharge policies in detail in addition to planning a hunting trip with her...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her Husband, May 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • Goddard expresses the love and appreciation she has for her husband and is looking forward to being discharged soon. She also mentions her recent social activities and her duties the following day.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard 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 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

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