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    • [Daphine Doster Mastroianni in uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Daphine Mastroianni poses beside a building in her olive drab winter uniform with garison cap, circa 1942, probably just after receiving the uniform. Of it, she says "just plain medium size - regular - and not a bad fit. Now I know all women come...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Army nurses at thermal region in Rotorua, New Zealand, 1942]

    • 1942
    • A group of Army nurses at the thermal region in Rotorua, New Zealand, in 1942. They are attired in dark-colored overcoats with matching garrison caps and oxford shoes. The background of the photo is shrouded in a cloud from the thermals. Writing on...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Army nurses in front of nurses' quarters, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Army nurses during basic training, two attired in the white hospital uniform with long sleeves, two attired in what may be the blue seersucker uniform with short sleeves, all holding gas mask bags. 1942.
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [WAVES dress white summer uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WAVES officer's dress white summer uniform, including tailored white lightweight blouse with distinctive rounded collar with WAVES insignia, four gold buttons, and reserve blue cuff stripes. Worn with white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie and...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • [Wooden palisade around Maori village, 1942]

    • 1942-06
    • Wooden fortifications around Maori village or settlement. Writing on reverse:"Fortifications around Maori "Pa"(Fortress) Rotorua June 1942"
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Army nurses in front of Maori meeting house, 1942]

    • 1942-06
    • Group of Army nurses attired in dark overcoats and matching garrison caps, some in service caps, standing in front of Maori meeting house or wharenui. June 1942. Writing on reverse:"Rotorura[sic] June 1942 Rangi - Maori guide and her group -...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni 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 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]

    • 1942-12-05
    • Fischer describes how she was unable to come home for the weekend because she did not receive her pay. She describes the unit parading in the snow and ice, supply and administration exams, her latest paycheck, and the distribution of her finances.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-09
    • Fischer discusses seeing Bob Hope, having kitchen patrol duty, a fire drill, studying for several exams, and going home for the weekend, bringing some of her laundry with her.
    • 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
    • [WAACs march in parade, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps unit marches in parade, probably at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1943.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [WAACs parade past barracks, 1943]

    • 1943
    • A WAAC unit, lead by an all-male band, marches in a parade past barracks, probably at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in 1943.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy and Carter Farrington, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her brother Henry Carter Farrington pose in their uniforms, displaying their stripes, while at home in North Carolina on leave. Dorothy holds a WAAC-issued purse. This is the last time they were together; Carter died...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Dorothy Farrington and friend in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her friend Kay Craven pose in uniform on the steps of barracks in 1943. They jokingly raise their fists and Craven has slightly hiked her skirt.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Army Administration Class, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her Army Administration Class at Russellville, Arkansas, in 1943. The women are seated in an auditorium and are uniformed in khaki with Hobby hats.
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers

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