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    • [Assignment orders, 1942]

    • 1942-10-01
    • Special Order 159 lists the temporary duty assignments of WAACs along with transportation and ration information. The WAACs listed are leaving either Wilmington or Charlotte for Ft. Des Moines, Iowa, by October 16, 1942.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Commendation for exceptional academic excellence, 1986 ]

    • 1986-03-11
    • An letter presented to Wendy Gellert from the Department of the United States Navy for academic excellence notifying her that she has received the "City of Newport Academic Excellence Award" for distinguishing herself as the member of her class...
    • WV0493 Wendy P. Gellert Papers
    • [Diagram of WAC locker and contents, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Hand-drawn diagram of the bottom section and tray of a WAC foot locker, with a list of wall locker contents and shoes. Also contains instructions on preparing bunk for Saturday inspections.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Individual clothing and equipment slip, 1944]

    • 1944-06-20
    • Reciept acknowledging that Doris J. Dickens turned in a gask mask to the supply officer at Hamilton Field, California, on 20 June 1944.
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents discussing daily life in the service. She describes her relations with the other women she works with as well as the fit of her uniform.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the challenges of life in the WAAC. She discusses exams and a peer-rating system her platoon uses. She also provides information about her schedule and expenses.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-25
    • Adeline LaPlante writes a Christmastime letter to her parents discussing promotions and a potential career move into recruiting. LaPlante is mildly distressed about relations with Doug and expresses disappointment in her ranking.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1943-09-25
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the difficulties she is facing in regards to her work and ranking. LaPlante is disappointed with her assignment in Intermediate Officers' School, and speaks of her desire to be out of the corps. LaPlante...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-22
    • Adeline LaPlante writes her parents discussing her work and living situation in Charlotte, North Carolina. LaPlante writes about recruiting young women and her experience representing the WAAC on air at the local radio station, WBT in Charlotte....
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-08
    • LaPlante writes a letter to her parents mentioning recent leave spent at a beach in Florida, and a subsequent train journey to Air Service Command at Patterson Field in Ohio. LaPlante writes about her desires for her impending assignment. Also...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-13
    • LaPlante writes to her parents about her living situation in Ohio, her new roommate. LaPlante discusses her new position in public relations and the publicity materials she is producing. LaPlante speaks of airplanes seen on a recent trip to...
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Annie Pozcyk to her  parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01
    • Pozyck, who is aboard ship, has received her family's letters and a newspaper clipping they sent. She informs them she is doing well and attending church.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozcyk to her  parents, 1945]

    • 1945-01-19
    • Pozyck tells how she passes time aboard ship, including playing Bridge and writing letters. She lists meal times, and reminisces about time spent with her husband Louis.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her mother, 1945]

    • 1945-04-27
    • Pozyck thinks the war in Europe will be over soon, but is not anxious to return home after seeing how badly nurses are needed in the Philippines and feeling like she is contributing to the war effort. She also describes her recent activities with...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 12 March 1945]

    • 1945-03-12
    • Pozyck is grateful for mail from her family and feels closer to home when listening to American radio programs. She describes their open-air movie theater, her disgust for a captured Japanese prisoner, the possibility of a nurse's draft, and...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01-13
    • The ship Pozcyk is aboard has just crossed the equator, and the crew put together an equatorial initiation ceremony. Pozcyk is enjoying the on-ship food, attending church, and has purchased a Valentine's Day card for her husband Louis.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her  parents, 1944]

    • 1944-01-25
    • Pozyck, aboard ship somewhere in the Pacific Ocean, is enjoying herself and recently watched the movie "Ball of Fire." She believes her husband is currently involved in a military action with the US Ninth Army on the western front.
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers

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