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    • [Letter from Mary Lapham, 1918]

    • 1918-11-12
    • In this letter to an unidentified recipient, Dr. Lapham recalls WWI Armistice Day and the celebrations in Paris. She describes joy and chaos in the streets, and ponders her future and that of the Red Cross. This memoir is written on letterhead from...
    • WV0418 Dr. Mary Emily Lapham Papers, 1917 - 1920
    • [Diary of Bernice B. McCormack, 1942-1944]

    • 1942
    • Bernice McCormack served as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. She was stationed in West and North Africa during the conclusion of the Allied North African Campaign. The diary spans the period from December 5, 1942 to May...
    • WV0161 Bernice B. McCormack Papers
    • [Letter from Lynn Garber to Catherine Katopes, circa 1943]

    • 1942
    • Katopes' friend Lynn Garber describes her current WAC experiences, including her job in medical supply, and possible transfer to another department. She refers to her post as a "civilian setup," notes her dislike of the civilians, and claims her...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-22
    • Fischer is at Drake University studying to be a specialist in army administration. She describes a typical, busy day and notes her class is the first to use Drake as a training site.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-27
    • Fischer discusses learning how to code supplies, her Thanksgiving activities, applying for Officer Candidate School, the schedule of a typical day, and getting a weekend pass to come home, where she hopes to have her hair done.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-21
    • Fischer notes she graduated from army administration school at Drake but hasn't received her orders yet. She also mentions going on a date, hoping to get a three day pass for Christmas, and serving commanding officer duty.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Medical Service Training Unit and plane, 1942]

    • 1942-12-25
    • The 12 members of the Medical Service Training Unit of the Emergency Medical Service Training School at Guiyang (formerly Kweiyang) prepare to be flown to India. The unit stands in front of an airplane at Kunming Airfield, China, on Christmas Day...
    • WV0331 Elsie Chin Yuen Seetoo Papers
    • [Betty Berry Godin on graduation day, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Betty Berry Godin, in Army Nurse Corps blue model 1940 uniform, on the day of her graduation from the School of Air Evacuation at Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, in summer 1943.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [WASPs sunbathe beside a barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASPs at Avenger Field, Texas, lie out beside barracks, circa 1943. The caption by Dorothy Avery reads, "a day of rain - a day of rest."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Avery provides a detailed description of a typical day. It includes a minute-by-minute schedule of her meals, classes, flight training, and free time.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-26
    • Avery writes about her first day as a WASP at Avenger Field. Details include the schedule, her roommate and fellow WASPs, her quarters and new wardrobe, and the 40 percent washout rate.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-28
    • Avery describes a graduation parade and the graduates' nice uniforms, their class' misfitting zoot suits, her cleaning activities, taking frequent showers because of the heat and dust, starting on flight line the following day, and worrying about...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery 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
    • [Letter to Charlotte Schuck from father, 1943]

    • 1943-06-23
    • Shuck's father writes about celebrating Father's Day and conditions at his job, including layoffs that haven't affected him yet.
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Evelyn E. Horton at Camp Pickett, 1943]

    • 1943-10
    • Evelyn E. Horton poses on the arm of a chair at Camp Pickett, Virginia, in 1943. She wears her WAC olive-drab winter service uniform. Behind is the building containing the PX and day room. This picture is further described in a letter sent to her...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Army nurses in the snow, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Estelle Garner Ptaszynski (center) and four other Army Nurse Corps members stand outside the field hospital in England on a snowy day, 1943-1945. Garner is wearing the Army Nurse Corps overcoat.
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers
    • [Red Cross day room in Morocco, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo inside the Red Cross day room tent in Morocco, circa 1944. Three men sit at tables in the room, which appears to be lined with books.
    • WV0189 Bernice Bonner Papers

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