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    • Women's army auxillary corps [1942]

    • 1942-05-13
    • Five-panel, fold-out recruiting pamphlet for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) provides brief information for applicants for officers' training school. Questions and answers explain the organization of the WAAC; how the first officers would...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Sammie M. Rice to Estelle Rice, 2 September 1942]

    • 1942-09-02
    • Rice believes she will be sent overseas soon. She writes of her hopes to get to Florence, SC, before leaving; writing her will, taking out Army Insurance; and her friend's promotion. She will be among the first African American nurses sent...
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Katopes relays the details of the first leg of her train ride to Des Moines for basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Most of the girls she has met were teachers. In the second half of the letter, Katopes is waiting to check in. She...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes 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 Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jim, 1942]

    • 1942-11-24
    • Katopes relates recent developments to her sister and brother-in-law, including many personnel transfers, getting her uniform altered, being acting first sergeant, and speculating as to her next assignment.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Official United States Army Signal Corps photograph, circa 1942-1945]

    • 1942-1945
    • African American WAAC or WAC officers, a Red Cross worker, and one enlisted man pose in front of a U.S. flag. Irma Wertz is standing, first from left. The seated WAACs wear Captain pins, and the remaining WAACs are all either First or Second...
    • WV0523 Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Aviation mechanics class at Norman, O.K., 1943]

    • 1943
    • Group photo of Mechanics Class 51, the first class of Women Marines to complete aviation mechanics school at Norman, Oklahoma," on 13 November 1943.
    • WV0146 Phyllis Hinton Snyder Papers
    • [Portrait of Marie Mason, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Marie Mason, circa 1943. She wears the Women Army Corp service uniform with first lieutenant rank insignia and 5th Army, Italy shoulder sleeve insignia. Photo taken at Lafayette Studio, Lexington, Kentucky.
    • WV0510 Marie M. Mason Oral History
    • [Portrait of Marie Mason, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Portrait of Marie Mason, circa 1943. She wears the Women Army Corp service uniform with first lieutenant rank insignia and 5th Army, Italy shoulder sleeve insignia. Photo taken at Lafayette Studio, Lexington, Kentucky.
    • WV0510 Marie M. Mason Oral History
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dean and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-04-06
    • Katopes describes life at Fort Oglethorpe to her sister and brother-in-law, including her improved living quarters and bathroom facilities, listening to the marching band practice next door to where she works, and a WAAC receiving a disability...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes 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]

    • 1943-05-31
    • 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 Mary, 1943]

    • 1943-06
    • Avery has had a successful first solo flight and wanted to celebrate, but decided to stay in Sweetwater instead. She notes that everyone is tense and wondering who will wash out; several WASPs released their tensions by going out during the...
    • 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

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