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    • [Women's Army Corps olive drab uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Women's Army Corps olive drab enlisted winter uniform. Includes blouse with four gold buttons embossed with Great Seal of the United States, enlisted "U.S." disc on right collar, enlisted Pallas Athene disc on left collar, and two slit pockets,...
    • WV0110 Kathleen Bayne Papers
    • [Great Lakes Supply Department staff, 1943]

    • 1943-11-12
    • A formal group photograph of the Great Lakes Supply Department staff at U.S. Naval Training Station, Great Lakes, Illinois, taken November 12, 1943.
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey 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
    • [Women's Army Corps rayon slip, circa 1940s]

    • 1945
    • Women's Army Corps khaki rayon slip, circa 1940s. A knit rayon material was used for slips and underwear. Rayon was favored not only because it was cooler in the summer, but also because rayon was not in great demand for defense purposes.
    • WV0001 Women Veterans General Textile Collection
    • American Red Cross postcard [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • This American Red Cross postcard depicts soldiers standing outside a Red Cross Clubmobile, in Great Britain, circa 1945. All soldiers are in full combat uniform, with helmets and guns. The back of the postcard reads:"Red Cross Clubmobiles staffed...
    • WV0234 Helen Bolling Potts Papers
    • [Letter from Lola H. Ryan to mother, dad, and Stub, 1945]

    • 1945-05-15
    • Lola H. Ryan writes in great detail about V-E Day celebrations in Marseilles, France, including French revelers swarming the streets, a party at the local T.C. club, multiple guns salutes, and the celebratory artillery salvos that occurred...
    • WV0362 Lola H. Ryan Letters, 1943 - 1945
    • [Kathryn Dougherty and Mary Kate Bonds, 1948]

    • 1948
    • Lieutenant Mary Kate Bonds prepares to takes notes while talking to her battalion commander, Lieutenant Commander Kathryn Dougherty, at Dougherty's desk at Naval Station Great Lakes in 1948.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams at WAVES Training Center, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Actress and competitive swimmer Esther Williams walks underneath the sign at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center reading "Through these portals pass the women of the greatest navy on earth," while on a visit to the base in Illinois in 1949. Two men...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams on diving board at Naval Station Great Lakes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams (in civilian clothing) stands on the diving board at pool at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949. Williams is surrounded by a group of WAVES and holding an old bathing suit or tank top.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams salutes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams salutes a WAVE during her visit to Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [WAVES company passing in review, 1951]

    • 1951
    • A WAVES recruit company marches in formation on a parade ground at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in fall 1951. All of the women wear the WAVES service dress blue uniform with matching garrison cap.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Viola Brown Sanders teaches reserve officer candidates, 1951]

    • 1951
    • Viola Brown Sanders holds a model ship while teaching a "ships and aircraft" course to reserve officer candidates (ROCs) at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, in 1951. All of the WAVES wear the service dress blue uniform.
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [Recruit Training, Company 15, 1951]

    • 1951-08-15
    • Group photo of WAVES Company 15, Recruit Training (W) at the US Naval Training Center at Great Lakes, Illinois, on August 15, 1951.
    • WV0080 Jane Heins Escher Papers
    • [Dental Technicians Basic class, 1952]

    • 1952-12-08
    • Group photo of the U.S. Air Force and Navy personnel who completing dental technician training at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois, on 8 December 1952. Shirley D. Brantley is on the far right of the third row.
    • WV0211 Shirley D. Brantley Papers
    • [U.S. Naval School Instructors, 1961]

    • 1961
    • Group photo of the U.S. Naval School Instructors, taken at class graduation on 21 April 1961 at Naval Station Great Lakes, Illinois. The lone female in the portrait is Mary Cannon.
    • WV0411 Mary F. Cannon Papers
    • [An H-37 helicopter in Korea, 1967]

    • 1967
    • Photograph of an H-37 helicopter in Korea. Caption on back reads: H-37 - largest helicopter in Korea - we usualy [sic] fly these type when we use ""hellis."" It's extremely noisy and vibrates quite a bit...great for air sickness. Former unit...
    • WV0564 Rita A. Barbraitis Papers
    • [Linda L. Bray and Al D'Amato, 1990]

    • 1990
    • Linda L. Bray shakes hands with New York Senator Al D'Amato in 1990. Bray is dressed in an army battle dress uniform [BDU], as are the male soldiers in the background. The photo is signed:"Captain Bray, A great American hero! Best wishes, Al...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Rachel Summers McGee, 1999

    • 1999-01-13
    • Documents Rachel Leuella Summers McGee's early life; her service with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from 1942 to 1943; and her life after World War II.

      McGee discusses her decision to join the army and people's reaction to women in...
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers

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