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    • [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
    • [Store window display]

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

    • 1942-10-18
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante as a WAACs[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] company officer, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, October 18, 1942.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante, Boomtown]

    • 1943-01
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante in Boomtown, Fort Des Moines, Iowa, wearing the WAACs[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] officers' wool overcoat. Caption for photograph:"Twelfth co.[company] third regt.[regiment]"
    • 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
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante posing with recruitment poster]

    • Undated
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante, wearing WAACs[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] wool overcoat for officers with the winter cap with the officers WAAC eagle insignia, posing next to a WAACs recruitment poster.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Official United States Army Signal Corps photograph, circa 1942-1945]

    • 1942-1945
    • African American WAAC or WAC officers, a Red Cross worker, and one enlisted man pose in front of a U.S. flag. Irma Wertz is standing, first from left. The seated WAACs wear Captain pins, and the remaining WAACs are all either First or Second...
    • WV0523 Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz 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
    • [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
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • Documents Rachel Leuella Summers McGee's early life; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1942 to 1943; and her life after World War II.

      McGee discusses her decision to join the army and people's reaction to women in...
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [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
    • Oral history interview with Lillie M. Henson, 1999

    • 1999-04-24
    • Interview documents Lillie M. Henson's career as a nurse; including her service in the Army Nurse Corps from 1942 to 1945 and her nursing education after World War II.


      Henson recalls attending nursing school; briefly working as a nurse;...
    • WV0068 Lillie M. Henson Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Sullivan, 2004

    • 2004-02-09
    • Interview primarily documents Dorothy Collins Sullivan's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Sullivan details her reasons for joining the WAC, including the slogan "Free a Man to Fight." She...
    • WV0187 Dorothy R. Collins Sullivan Papers
    • [Irma Cayton cutting into a cake, circa 1942-1945]

    • 1942-1945
    • Irma Cayton cuts into a cake as three African American WAACs or WACs watch. Cayton is wearing a Ninth Service Command patch, ribbon bar, and the Pallas Athene pin; circa 1942-1945.
    • WV0523 Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Six WAACs in exercise uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield (back row, second from left) and five other WAACs sit on the ground, circa 1943. The WAACs wear brown and white seersucker exercise uniforms with khaki summer fatigue hats.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 8 October 1942]

    • 1942-10-08
    • Katopes describes Basic Training at Fort Des Moines in detail, including a foot blister that confines her to barracks, physical descriptions and impressions of fellow WAACs; WAAC uniforms; loosing wieght; and specific rules and regulations.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Charlie, Dena, and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-07-01
    • Katopes relates a rumor that the WAAC has approval to be integrated into the army and speculates as to the number of WAACS who will not re-enlist with the WAC. She also notes the number of WAACs receiving overseas assignments; qualifications and...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Betty, 1943]

    • 1943-03-21
    • Katopes relates her discouragement at learning she has washed out of Officer Candidate School, and describes the reasons for it, emphasizing the importance befriending the "right" people. She describes her job in Public Relations at Fort...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers

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