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  • Source collection: WV0253
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    • [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 her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-22
    • Fischer is at Drake University studying to be a specialist in army administration. She describes a typical, busy day and notes her class is the first to use Drake as a training site.
    • 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]

    • 1942-12-05
    • 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, 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, 1942]

    • 1942-12-21
    • Fischer notes she graduated from army administration school at Drake but hasn't received her orders yet. She also mentions going on a date, hoping to get a three day pass for Christmas, and serving commanding officer duty.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Marcelle Fisher outside barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Marcelle Fisher poses outside a barracks in the WAC seersucker exercise uniform, circa 1943. Behind her, laundry is hanging to dry.
    • 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
    • [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 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 dining in mess hall, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Overhead photo of WACs dining in a mess hall, probably at Rapid City Army Air Force Base, circa 1943. The women wear various service uniforms and civilian clothing.
    • 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
    • [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
    • [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
    • [WACs in formation, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WACs stand at attention in formation, probably for an inspection, circa 1943. The women wear various WAC cold weather clothing and all wear olive drab garrison caps.
    • 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
    • [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 mother, 1943]

    • 1943-01-27
    • Fischer, probably now stationed at Fort Custer, Michigan, discusses catching as cold that has been going around, attending a dance at Battle Creek, working in the file department, and going on a date to celebrate her birthday.
    • 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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