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    • [Portrait of three SPARS,1944]

    • 1944
    • Virginia Van Dongen (top) and two fellow Coast Guard SPARS from the Atlantic City station pose in 1944.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Young Van Dongen, 1999

    • 1999-10-10
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Young Van Dongen's early life in Rochester, New York; her service with the U.S. Coast Guard SPARs (Semper Paratus—Always Ready) from 1943 to 1945; and her family life after World War II.

      Van Dongen recalls her...
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Portrait of Marjory Johnson, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of Marjory Johnson taken in Paris in 1945. Army physical therapist's caduceus pin can be seen on the lapel.
    • WV0111 Marjory Johnson Papers
    • [Marjory Johnson outside living quarters, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Marjory Johnson stands outside her living quarters at Mourmelon-le-Petit, France, in spring 1945. She is wearing the Army Nurse Corps olive drab skirt and khaki shirt and tie.
    • WV0111 Marjory Johnson Papers
    • [WAC unit at Fort Meade, Maryland, 1944]

    • 1944-07
    • Group photo of Marjory Johnson and her unit at basic training at Fort Meade, Maryland, in July 1944. The WACs wear olive drab skirts with khaki shirts and tie and olive drab visored hats.
    • WV0111 Marjory Johnson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marjory Johnson, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Marjory W. Johnson's education at the Women's College of the University of North Carolina and at Walter Reed Medical Center in the early 1940s, her experiences in Europe with the army during World War II, and her post-war...
    • WV0111 Marjory Johnson Papers
    • [The reviewship party]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Caption on back of the photograph reads "the reviewship party, with six unnamed individuals, ends its inspection, at Fort DesMoines, Iowa, October 7, 1942."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Women marching]

    • Undated
    • Photograph of the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) marching, Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Boomtown Fort Des Moines]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Caption on back of the photograph:"Agnes Tuiemau and Lois Wilen in front of the home of two WAACs auxiliaries, Boomtown Fort Des Moines, Iowa, on September 26, 1942. The photograph was taken on a Sunday walk."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Parade grounds, Fort Des Moines]

    • Undated
    • Caption on back of photograph:"Parade grounds, Fort Des Moines" Possibly WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) walking across the parade grounds at Fort Des Moines, Iowa.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAACs]

    • Undated
    • WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) sitting in the field.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAACs in the field]

    • Undated
    • WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) Caption on back of photograph:"'messing in the field' in the middle of October"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAACs out in the field]

    • Undated
    • WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) in the field. A tent can be seen in the background.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAACs training in the field]

    • Undated
    • WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps)are possibly listening to training instructions in the field.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [The barracks]

    • Undated
    • Caption on back of photograph reads "The Barracks at Fort Des Moines, Iowa."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [WAAC in uniform]

    • 1942-10-07
    • Possibly Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) uniform with a gas mask, October 7, 1942. Caption on back of photograph:"What the well dressed WAAC will wear. Oct. 7, '42"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante first payday]

    • 9-30
    • Caption on back of photograph:"Adeline Sears LaPlante receives her very first paycheck, forty-one dollars, on army payday, September 30."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante]

    • 1942-10-18
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) summer uniform, October 18, 1942, with salute-bars on shoulders, indicating LaPlante is commissioned. Caption on back of photograph:"Oh deu golden bars! October 18, 1942"
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945

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