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  • Item description: flight
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    • [Two army air evacuation nurses in India, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Tex (left) and another flight nurse stationed with the 803rd Air Evacuation Squadron pause to speak to a soldier carrying supplies in India in 1943 or 1944. The nurse carrying gloves is wearing the blue wool Army Nurse Corps flight nurse uniform.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Betty Berry Godin carrying gas mask, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Betty Berry Godin carries her gas mask satchel while stationed in India, 1943-1944. She is wearing the Army Nurse Corps flight utility suit and hat. Behind her are two soldiers in overcoats and helmets.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover in airplane, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover, in leather flight jacket and goggles, stands in the cockpit of a PT Trainer airplane in Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover on airplane wing, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover sits on the wing of a Basic Trainer airplane at Sweetwater, Texas, in 1943. She is wearing a flight suit, leather jacket, helmet and goggles.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Hoover beside airplane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WASP Dorothy Hoover, in flight suit with helmet and goggles, poses by the propeller of a Primary Trainer airplane, circa 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [Dorothy Avery beside a plane, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery, in WASP flight suit and seat-type parachute, stands beside a plane at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943. Of the parachute, the back of the photo says, "Boy, that's heavy."
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Anne Heyer with camera in trick photo, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Anne Heyer, in a flight suit, leans against a structure while holding her camera, circa 1943. The print has been manipulated so that image is mirrored down the center.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Anne Heyer in winter flight suit, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Anne Heyer, in a winter flight suit consisting of a B-3 shearling jacket, A-3 shearling trousers, and Type B-6 winter flying helmet, poses as if using an unidentified piece of mapping equipment, circa 1943. In the background are stacks of labeled...
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Two WACs at MacDill Airfield, Florida, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Two WACs pose at MacDill Airfield in Tampa, Florida, circa 1943. The WAC on the left wears the brown and white seersucker exercise uniform and holds her Daisy Mae cap. The WAC crouching on the right wears a men's flight suit with air force insignia...
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [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]

    • 1943-05-28
    • 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 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 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
    • [Portrait of Joan Lyle, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Portrait of Joan Lyle taken in September, 1943. Lyle wears a WASP flight helmet and leather jacket.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • Avery describes doing stalls, steep turns, and shot landings during flight training at Mather Field, California, and mentions top speeds of 350 to 450 mph. She notes that several men are now in their class training. She hopes she is able to...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, 1943]

    • 1943-12
    • Avery expresses displeasure at missing out on flight time while the instructor takes a personal leave. She states the instructors act as if they're living at a resort and that there is not a war on. She finds consolation in occasionally flying a...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Diary of Henrietta Pearl Terry, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Henrietta Pearl Terry served as a naval aerologist during the Second World War as a member of the WAVES [Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service]. She was stationed at Naval Air Station Norfolk outside of Norfolk, Virginia. Her diary spans...
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [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
    • [Susie Winston Bain at laundry, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain poses at the door to the base laundry at Avenger Field in a WASP flight or work suit, circa 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Susie Winston Bain with airplane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Susie Winston Bain, in full flight suit, poses beside an airplane in 1944. She wears the WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch, a flying helmet with goggles, and seat-type parachute.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000

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