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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to Favie and Sylva, 1918]

    • 1918-09-17
    • The conditions that Glory Hancock is working under are starting to wear her down, as she is "so sick of having people depend on me I could scream." She also discusses large artillery being removed from her village, her relationship woes with her...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Ella regarding Pearl Harbor, 13 December 1941]

    • 1941-12-13
    • Ella, stationed at Pearl Harbor, describes in detail the Japanese attack and the effects it had on the lives of people on base and in the city. Topics include America's denial of the potential for attack; hearing the attack; rushing to the...
    • WV0343 Pearl Harbor Letter
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to brother Charlie, 1942]

    • 1942-08-12
    • Discusses her difficulty being accepted into the WAAC [Women Army Auxiliary Corps], finally being allowed to take the army medical exam, her desire to join despite her sister Dena's expected unenthusiastic response, and her recent social activities.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-14
    • Katopes' describes activities at basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including her company escorting a visiting female English officer, parades, flags, attending OCS graduation exercises where the WAAC director...
    • 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 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 Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jim, 1942]

    • 1942-11-24
    • Katopes relates recent developments to her sister and brother-in-law, including many personnel transfers, getting her uniform altered, being acting first sergeant, and speculating as to her next assignment.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • Be a Marine [1943]

    • 1943
    • Illustrated recruiting brochure for the Marine Corps Women's Reserve encourages women to free a male Marine to fight. Includes brief description of the advantages of being a Marine; the necessary qualifications; the pay and rank of Women Marines;...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [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 Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-31
    • Avery describes her first day of flying, including being allowed to do maneuvers and land the PT-19. She also mentions watching a movie on base, attending vespers, their first physical training (PT) exercises, the showers, and how everyone enjoys...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Butch, 1943]

    • 1943-06-01
    • Avery has a had busy day with two flight periods and cleanup duty, and thinks she is being picked on. She has been practicing stalls and spins.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment by guidon, 1943]

    • 1943-07-30
    • Nine members of Company 10, 21st Regiment stand outside their orderly room at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. They are looking at the unit's guidon after being awarded a blue ribbon on 30 July 1943. Florence S. Weil, center, holds the corner of the...
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to family, 9 Aug 1943]

    • 1943-08-09
    • Katopes notes the distance limit for travel away from Fort Oglethorpe has been increased, her detachment won a blue ribbon for marching, the outcome of a girl who went AWOL and the WAAC's lack of penalties for such action, and her pride at being a...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to family, 20 Nov 1943]

    • 1943-11-20
    • Katopes writes that Washington still has not assigned her anywhere, and mentions several things she hopes for in her next assignment. She provides Johnny with advice on being promoted in the Army, and notes that some stripes are earned while...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Nuns at 95th Station Hospital, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Four of the five Sisters of Charity stand outside at the 95th Station Hospital after being evacuated from their hospital in eastern China, which was threatened by Japanese advance and occupation, in late 1944 or early 1945.
    • WV0331 Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo Papers
    • Processing begins with your spine [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Poster created for the 2nd Women's Army Corps Training Center in Daytona Beach, Florida, depicting a new recruit being processed. Text reads:"Processing Begins With Your Spine!" 13 inches x 16.25 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1944-01-20
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves, awaiting assignment, describes attending a lecture on censorship, swimming, being visited by friends, and needing to alter uniforms but having no thread. She also provides details from her visit to a native village.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • So proudly we serve [1944]

    • 1944-02-18
    • Illustrated recruiting brochure for the Marine Corps Women's Reserve that encourages women to become a Marine to release a male Marine "to drive that tank...man that gun...down that plane." Includes detailed description of boot camp; the benefits...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her Husband, 26 February 1944]

    • 1944-02-26
    • Marshall discusses news of U.S. politics, including her fears about passage of a tax bill, the possibility that Roosevelt would not get re-elected, and the feeling among enlisted personnel that politicians are to blame for the war continuing. ...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers

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