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    • [WACs in formation, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WACs stand at attention in formation, probably for an inspection, circa 1943. The women wear various WAC cold weather clothing and all wear olive drab garrison caps.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs standing at attention, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs stand at attention during an inspection, circa 1944. They wear the WAC wool overcoat, olive drab garrison cap, and brown leather gloves.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Company 10, 21 Regiment, Fort Oglethorpe, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WACs of Company 10, 21st Regiment, at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, pose for a group portrait on 3 September 1943. The company was under the command of 2nd Lieutenant Florence S. Weil, pictured center (see also the Florence S. Weil Papers, WV0255). All...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Marcelle Fisher and Mildred fix menus at mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-12-25
    • WACs Marcelle Fischer (right) and Mildred fix menus for Christmas dinner at the consolidated mess hall of the Rapid City Army Air Base in South Dakota in December 1943.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Halloween dinner party in WAC mess hall, 1943]

    • 1943-10-31
    • WACs in party hats serve food to fellow WACs at a Halloween party in the mess hall at Rapid City AAB on 31 October 1943. Jack-o-lanterns and party streamers are suspended from the ceiling. Pictured are: Mildred; Stella; and Sue Burford. The WAC in...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Elaine Zeigweid in tech library, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAC Elaine Zeigweid, in WAC service uniform, sits at a desk in the tech library at Rapid City Air Force Base, circa 1943. The library also contains cushioned chairs, a table, and some shelves of books.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • The coronet [November 1944]

    • 1944-11-10
    • Vol. I, No. 5 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. from 10 November 1944. Front page articles are "Gift Shop a Success,"Shades of Civilian Life,"The Hot Water Situation Badd," and "Come...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [April 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • Vol. 3, No. 4 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy. The cover headlines are "Problem Children of the Civilians!" and "What Do You Do With Your Spare Time?" Other features are "Letters to the Editor," WAC...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • The coronet [May 1945]

    • 1945-05-01
    • Vol. 3, No. 3 edition of The Coronet, newsletter of the 6720 WAC headquarters platoon in Italy, from 1 May 1945. The cover story is about Elizabeth Ray and titled "WAC Commanding Officer Awarded Bronze Star Last Week." Other features are "Letters...
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • [Three WACs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WACs, including Mildred Estabrook (left) pose together outside a building. Estabrook wears the WAC officer's wool overcoat with staff sergeant insignia on the right shoulder and the olive drab service cap. The WAC in the center wears the...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Three WACs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WACs pose together, circa 1944. The WAC on the left wears the WAC field jacket, dark olive drab winter service uniform skirt, and an olive drab garrison cap. The WAC in the center wears the WAC wool overcoat and garrison cap. The WAC on the...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Three WAC officers, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Three WAC officers pose together outside a cinder block building, circa 1944. The WAC on the left wears the WAC wool overcoat, olive drab service cap, and brown leather handbag. The WAC in the center wears the winter service uniform with olive drab...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Service members in mess dress uniform, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Three members of the Fifth Squadron at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, pose in their mess dress uniforms with white summer jackets before a "Dining In" formal dinner in 1978. Pictured from left to right are Stephen...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-08-06
    • This three page, handwritten letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents details the swearing in ceremony at Fort Oglethorpe, shortly after the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps became the Women's Army Corps. Horton has marked out one of the As in WAAC on...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Letter from Evelyn Horton to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-10-12
    • This one page, front and back letter from Evelyn to her parents gives and explanation of four photos sent home; thanks them for a package; and discusses the addition of a fireplace in her barracks, a dance planned for that Wednesday, and meeting...
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Hat toss after graduation parade, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The Fifth Squadron toss their hats at the end of the parade to celebrate their graduation from Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. Behind them, several units still in formation can be seen.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Meeting of Fifth Squadron at OTS, 1978]

    • 1978-08
    • The Fifth Squadron meets with their underclass while at Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in August of 1978. Standing is Diana Fleek. All the service members in the photo wear the air force service dress uniform.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Fifth Squadron on commissioning day, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The entire Fifth Squadron of Officer Candidate School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, poses for a group photo on their commissioning day before taking the oath of office, in 1978. They still wear the OTS shoulder boards on their service dress...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Fifth Squadron in FIGMO shirts, 1978]

    • 1978
    • The "Fighting Fifth" Squadron pose together in their FIGMO (Finally I Got My Orders) shirts during the final week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base in 1978. The hand-made shirts highlight some of the events from the squadron's...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • Oral history interview with Kathryn Wirkus, 2007

    • 2007-11-02
    • Primarily documents Lt. Col. Kathryn Wirkus’ education at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro [UNCG] and her service in the U.S. Air Force.

      Wirkus discusses her family and her childhood in Miami. She shares her reasons for...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers

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