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  • Item description: airplane
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    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [Three WASPs on a PT-19 airplane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery (center, with helmet and goggles) poses on the wings of a PT-19 airplane with two fellow WASPs, circa 1943. The women wear men's green herringbone twill coveralls, jokingly referred to as "zoot suits."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [WASPs on airplane wing, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Hoover stands on the wing of an Advanced Trainer airplane, while two other WASPs sit in the cockpit, circa 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Elsie Seetoo on plane, 1944]

    • 1944-08
    • Elsie Yuen Seetoo faces backwards as passenger in a B-25 airplane enroute to Calcutta in August 1944. The cockpit is clearly visible behind her, with Capt. James Jackson, U.S. Army Air Force, piloting.
    • WV0331 Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo Papers
    • [Red Cross workers sit on a tarmac in Australia, 1944]

    • 1944-11
    • Five Red Cross workers in fatigues sit on a bench on a tarmac in front of an airplane while in Australia in November 1944. The women, stationed at the U.S. Pacific Theater headquarters in Noumea, New Caledonia, appear to be wearing the WAC (Women's...
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [Gladys Dimmick with Bob Hope, 1946]

    • 1946-06-29
    • Gladys Dimmick and Anna Tabbert pose with Bob Hope on an airport tarmack on June 29, 1946. The women wear the WAVES gray and white seersucker dress. An airplane with an American flag on the side can be seen in the background and a young girl enters...
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • [Jane Doyle on wing of PT-17 plane, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Jane Doyle sits on the wing Stearman PT-17 airplane, circa 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit, type A-2 leather jacket with Fifinella insignia, and flight helmet with goggles.
    • WV0402 M. Jane Doyle Papers
    • [Jane Helms Vance; 1966]

    • 1966-11
    • Jane Helms Vance poses in front of an XT-3 airplane at Medina Base, Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas, in November 1966.
    • WV0581 Jane Helms Vance Papers
    • [RAF barrage balloons, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photo from an airplane of hundreds of barrage balloons floating in skies above England, circa 1943.
    • WV0317 Sheila K. Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dolores Meurer Reed, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Dolores Meurer Reed's service in the WASP from 1943 to 1944.

      Reed discusses her early childhood, her first experience flying, earning money to pay for flight lessons, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. She discusses learning...
    • WV0398 Dolores Reed Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Ruth Petker

    • 1999-12-01
    • Primarily documents Ruth Kent Petker's service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1945.

      Petker chiefly discusses airplane mechanics training in Norman, Oklahoma, and her service at...
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers

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