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    • [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
    • [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
    • [Assignment orders, 1942]

    • 1942-10-01
    • Special Order 159 lists the temporary duty assignments of WAACs along with transportation and ration information. The WAACs listed are leaving either Wilmington or Charlotte for Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, by October 16, 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [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 Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-19
    • Katopes' describes her last week of basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Activities including her company being filmed parading and doing calisthenics, seeing a live concert broadcast on TV, receiving winter uniforms and a Congressional...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes 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 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
    • [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

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