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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • Hancock talks of the high number of French and English casualties due to the latest increase in fighting. She tells of the dinner she gave before the fighting increased, lists the people who attended, and tells how it ended with an air raid. She...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Elsie Seetoo posing on charcoal truck, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Elsie Yuen Seetoo sits on a charcoal truck outside the headquarters of the Chinese Red Cross Medical Relief Corps in summer 1942. The vehicle has a red cross on the side, and behind it a large convoy of similar trucks can be seen.
    • WV0331 Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo Papers
    • [Beds outside during barracks move, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Marian Hagen sits on one of the beds lined up outside the new barracks into which WACs were moving in Wilmington, NC, circa 1942. The beds are in disarray with mattresses, pillows, and blankets generally thrown on top of the frames. A white, long,...
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Inside WAC barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Rows of twin beds and footlockers inside a women's Army Air Forces barracks, circa 1943. Uniforms hang against the wall, while several women can be seen laying on beds at the far end of the room.
    • WV0138 June Neely Baker Papers
    • [Evelyn E. Horton and WAC drinking Coca-Cola, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Evelyn E. Horton (left) and a fellow WAC hold Coca-Colas, possibly at an officers' club, circa 1943. Both women wear WAC summer service uniforms. Army servicemen can be seen behind them.
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Doris Wilson on KP duty, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Doris Dickens Wilson holds a broom while lifting the lid of a garbage can, part of her Kitchen Patrol duties. Photo identification indicates she was wearing her fatigue uniform.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Dorthy Wain in a field, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy E. Wain Thompson stands in a field, probably at Fort Devens, Massachusetts, in 1943. She is wearing the WAAC enlisted winter service uniform and barracks cap and holding a cup and utensils. A flagpole and a group of seated servicemen can be...
    • WV0431 Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
    • [Helen Weant fording a stream, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Helen Weant (center) fords a stream, circa 1943. Two other army nurses can be seen in the background. All three women wear field work uniforms and helmets.
    • WV0446 Helen Weant Papers
    • [Nurses at field exercise, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Helen Weant (second from left) poses with four fellow army nurses at a field exercise, circa 1943. All wear Army Nurse Corps field uniforms, canvas leggings, helmets, and gas mask bags, and a military vehicle can be seen on the dirt road in the...
    • WV0446 Helen Weant Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Avery writes that the planes are grounded due to a new technical order, so everyone is catching up on cleaning since they can't fly. There are 15 days left before she graduates from WASP training.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Enlist in a proud profession! join the Cadet Nurse Corps [circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Recruiting poster for the Cadet Nurse Corps. Illustration by Edmundson features Cadet Nurse in brown uniform against a blue background. Poster text advertises "A lifetime education-FREE!If you can qualify." 20 inches x 28 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter to Charlotte Schuck from mother, 1943]

    • 1943-04-11
    • Schuck's mother again discusses the postal service, writing letters, and sending packages. She mentions her daughter's recent promotion, hopes that she can get leave for Easter Sunday and her grandparent's 50th anniversary, and describes a bond...
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • You are needed now: join the army nurse corps [1943]

    • 1943-06
    • World War II era recruiting poster for the Army Nurse Corps. Illustration by Ruzzie Green depicts an Army Nurse, identifiable by the "N" on her lapel insignia. Text indicates nurses can sign up for the service at Red Cross recruiting stations. 20...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Evelyn E. Horton in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses in her newly issued WAC olive-drab winter service uniform, in 1943. Behind her can be seen the officers' quarters at her base, Camp Pickett, Virginia. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her parents on 12...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [WACs in group shot, Fort Myers, Florida]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of a group of WAC [Women's Army Corps] members stationed at Fort Myers, Florida. Most are attired in WAC summer uniforms with standard neckties, but two appear to be attired in non-regulation gowns. A poster with the words "Save...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Mary Ellen West at work in office, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Storekeeper Third Class Mary Ellen West (right) sits at a typewriter while two other WAVES work at desks in their shared office at Whiting Field, Florida, in 1944. The women were assigned to a Pensacola housing project; through the window a...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Bernice Bonner in Italy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bernice Bonner in Italy, circa 1944. The back of the photo reads, "This windblown witch is me. You can see I need to do something about my hair."
    • WV0189 Bernice Bonner Papers
    • [Florence S. Weil on set, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WAC Florence S. Weil (right, in olive drab winter service uniform with port of embarkation patch) is pictured at a NBC studio set, circa 1944. A fellow soldier and a female civilian are also present. The set backdrop is a brick wall, supplemented...
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Portrait of Janet Muriel Mead, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Official headshot of Janet M. Mead in WAVES blue service dress and service hat with white cover. The WAVES insignia can be seen on her jacket lapels.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955

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