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  • Item description: duty
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    • [Women's Army Auxiliary Corps fatigue hat, 1942]

    • 1942
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps khaki summer fatigue hat, to be worn on duty, 1942. This unpopular hat was replaced by the WAC garrison cap.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • [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
    • [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
    • How to serve your country in the WAVES or the SPARS [1942]

    • 1942-12-18
    • Blue-and-white illustrated recruiting brochure provides detailed descriptions about the WAVES and SPARS. Topics include training; duty stations; uniform allowances; pay; and requirements for enlisted women and officers. Also includes a...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [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
    • [Nancy Wooddell Thorton, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photograph of Nancy Wooddell Thorton, on left. Caption on back reads: Nandee in the far East and an Army Dr. both on duty, circa 1943. She wears the brown and white seersucker field hospital uniform.
    • WV0363 Roberta Wooddell House and Nancy Wooddell Thornton Papers, 1941-1946
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-05-04
    • Marshall lists the items she purchased at the PX; discusses potential birthday presents, including pajamas, a prayer book, and an identification bracelet; explains the information on her dog tags; and mentions that other nurses are leaving for...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall 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 from Catherine Katopes to Charlie, Dena, and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-07-01
    • Katopes relates a rumor that the WAAC has approval to be integrated into the army and speculates as to the number of WAACS who will not re-enlist with the WAC. She also notes the number of WAACs receiving overseas assignments; qualifications and...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-08-03
    • Marshall is busy preparing for her transfer to the 32nd General Hospital, which appears to be bound for overseas duty soon. She has been issued more equipment and clothing, and lists things she has yet to acquire. Marshall briefly describes the...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Cayle to friend, 1943]

    • 1943-10-10
    • Cayle is at a small army post at hospital which is understaffed. Recently she started on night duty, which interferes with her dating a captain located at the same post.
    • WV0232 Catherine Cayle Letters
    • [WAC and male soldiers around radio, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photograph of four service members surrounding a radio. The woman on the left wears what appears to be a combination of various Women's Army Corps [WAC] approved uniform types. She has on a summer dress uniform jacket, and a WAC officers winter...
    • WV0034 Reva Ingram Fortune Papers
    • [Leah T. Willis in duty dress, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Dietitian Leah T. Willis, in the brown and white seersucker duty dress with cap and cape also worn by army nurses, circa 1944.
    • WV0182 Leah T. Willis Papers
    • [Ruth Shaver on recruiting duty, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Ruth Shaver (center) and a fellow WAC in a military jeep speak with a woman while on recruiting duty in Ashland, Ohio, circa 1944. The unidentified WAC shakes a nurses' hand from the passenger side of a jeep. Both WACs wear the khaki summer...
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • From recruit to salty wave! [1944]

    • 1944
    • Forty-six page book, illustrated with line drawings by WAVE Marjorie Sue Green, to record the "evolutionary process by which a recruit became a very salty 'woman-of-war.'" Publication illustrates details of enlistment process and basic training,...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • The story of you in navy blue [1944]

    • 1944
    • 45-page recruitment brochure for the U.S. Navy WAVES, 1944. Included are illustrated job descriptions; an illustrated day-in-the-life of a WAVE; a question and answer section; an index of recruiting stations; as well as details of recruit school...
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • WAC handbook [1944]

    • 1944
    • Women's Army Corps (WAC) handbook published for the training center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, in 1944. Included is information for trainees about standards for dress and conduct; the history of Fort Des Moines; facilities at the base; off duty...
    • WV0436 Idelle Singletary Meng Scrapbook
    • [Letter from Charlotte Schuck to her family, 1944]

    • 1944-10-10
    • Charlotte Schuck writes of seeing a movie, bemoans the fact that she hasn't had a permanent in nine months, talks about her job of calculating servicemen's points for discharge, and describes a new system she has for simplifying the current...
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1944]

    • 1944-12-17
    • In Reeves' last letter before embarking for overseas duty, she notes she has played a lot of volleyball, has had her pants taken in, and describes their Christmas decorations.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Mary McLeod Rogers behind barracks, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary McLeod Rogers stands with a mop behind a barracks during cleaning duty at Henderson Hall in 1945. She wears a green work uniform of bibbed trousers (overalls) and a white shirt.
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers

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