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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
    • [Rachel Summers McGee outside building, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands in front of an unknown building, wearing the WAAC enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform and garrison cap, circa 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [Rachel Summers McGee at Ft. Knox, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands beside the sign for the Headquarters, Armored Force, at Ft. Knox in winter 1943. She wears the enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform with Hobby hat.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [WAAC 5th Company, 3rd Regiment, 1942]

    • 1942-12-19
    • 5th Company of the WAAC 3rd Regiment is photographed at the Fort Des Moines Training Center on December 19, 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • 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
    • [Women's Army Auxiliary Corps khaki uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps second pattern khaki summer uniform with four plastic buttons, two pocket flaps, two slash pockets, enlisted "U.S." disc on right collar, and enlisted Pallas Athene disc on left collar. Does not have belt or passants....
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [Blanche Holt Gwyn]

    • 1943
    • Formal Potrait of Blanche Holt Gwyn
    • WV0031 Blanche Holt Gwyn Papers
    • [Women Marines at Mt. Vernon, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Women Marines Betty Falbrecht, Jo Kasar, Betty Eichert, and Audrey Knyrim pose seated in front of Mount Vernon's plantation house in October 1943.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [End of the war watermelon party, 1945]

    • 1945-08
    • Nine Women Marines dressed in pants and casual clothing eat watermelon at a party celebrating the end of the war in August 1945.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [End of the war watermelon party, 1945]

    • 1945-08
    • Women Marines eat watermelon at tables during a party celebrating the end of war in August 1945. The party-goers wear various types of clothing at the outdoor event, where trashcans overflow with watermelon rinds.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Audrey Mattern at Henderson Hall, 1945]

    • 1945-02-11
    • Audrey Knyrim Mattern seated in front of the recreation building at Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, on February 11, 1945. She is dressed in her winter service uniform and holds a book.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Audrey Knyrim and Jo Kasar at Mt. Vernon, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Marines Audrey Knyrim and Jo Kasar pose in winter dress uniform with bell-crowned hat in front of a tree at Mount Vernon in October 1943.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Audrey Knyrim Mattern in snow, 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Audrey Knyrim Mattern stands in snow at Henderson Hall, Virginia, in January 1944, wearing winter uniform and forest green overcoat.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Audrey Knyrim Mattern with snowman, 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Audrey Knyrim Mattern poses next to a snowman wearing a United States Marines sweatshirt at Henderson Hall in Virginia following a January 1944 snow storm.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Review for General Littleton Waller, 1944]

    • 1944-08-30
    • Women Marines stand at parade rest while waiting for review by General Littleton W. T. Waller, Jr, on August 30, 1944. Eleven rows of Women Marines can be seen, all wearing their white summer uniforms and hats.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Entrance of General Littleton Waller, 1944]

    • 1944-08-30
    • General Littleton W. T. Waller and his Marine Reserves attendants walk past saluting women who line the sidewalk during his visit on August 30, 1944. On the left side of the photo, an all-male Marine brass band is playing.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • [Women Marines marching to work, 1944]

    • 1944-06
    • Women Marines march to work in their white summer uniforms, passing through the gated fence at Henderson Hall in Arlington, Virginia, in June of 1944.
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers

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