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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1918]

    • 1918
    • Hancock talks of the high number of French and English casualties due to the latest increase in fighting. She tells of the dinner she gave before the fighting increased, lists the people who attended, and tells how it ended with an air raid. She...
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • Clara Fredere Sullivan scrapbook

    • 1918-1919
    • Scrapbook containing primarily photographs from Sullivan's service near the end of World War I and the years immediately following. Specific locations noted include Fort Merritt, New Jersey; Rome; and various locations in France. The scrapbook...
    • WV0450 Clara Fredere Sullivan Collection, 1918 - 1919
    • [Doris Dickens Wilson and soldier in Wilmington, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Doris Dickens Wilson, in civilian clothing, and a soldier holds hands outside of the house at 619 Market Street in Wilmington, circa 1942. Wilson indicates it was her "home away from home."
    • WV0388 Doris Dickens Wilson Papers
    • [Boomtown Fort Des Moines]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Caption on back of the photograph:"Agnes Tuiemau and Lois Wilen in front of the home of two WAACs auxiliaries, Boomtown Fort Des Moines, Iowa, on September 26, 1942. The photograph was taken on a Sunday walk."
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-27
    • Fischer discusses learning how to code supplies, her Thanksgiving activities, applying for Officer Candidate School, the schedule of a typical day, and getting a weekend pass to come home, where she hopes to have her hair done.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-05
    • Fischer describes how she was unable to come home for the weekend because she did not receive her pay. She describes the unit parading in the snow and ice, supply and administration exams, her latest paycheck, and the distribution of her finances.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [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
    • [Virginia Van Dongen, 1944]

    • 1943
    • Virginia Van Dongen in dress blue uniform outside her mother's home, immediately following her enlistment with the SPARs in summer of 1943.
    • WV0015 Virginia Van Dongen Papers
    • [Franes Barringer Bailey in uniform beside a car, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses beside a car in front of her home wearing a belted raincoat and officer's combination hat. The back of the photo reads,"The raincoat, we thought it flattering."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Dorothy and Carter Farrington, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Farrington Gribble and her brother Henry Carter Farrington pose in their uniforms, displaying their stripes, while at home in North Carolina on leave. Dorothy holds a WAAC-issued purse. This is the last time they were together; Carter died...
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • [Daphine Doster Mastroianni in front of thatched building, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Daphine Doster Mastroianni attired in seersucker hospital uniform with hospital cap and white oxford shoes, standing in front of thatched building with open doorway, circa 1943. Writing on reverse:"Not too clear - but you get a [unclear] of my...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Francis Barringer Bailey poses in front of her home wearing the WAVES white summer uniform with officer's combination hat and a purse. The back of the photo reads, "Summer seersucker - seldom wore the jacket."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Lucy Slade Libby and Mary Carolyn Price, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Lucy Slade Libby stands beside Mary Carolyn Price while at home in Blanch, North Carolina, in the spring of 1943. Libby wears the newly revised ANC beige summer dress uniform.
    • WV0328 Lucy Slade Libby Papers
    • [Army nurses outside tent in New Guinea, 1943]

    • 1943-02
    • Army nurse Janet Froome and fellow servicewoman Ada Bridge stand outside their "home," a tent in New Guinea, in February 1943. Bridge holds two stuffed koala bear toys.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome 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 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
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her mother, 1943]

    • 1943-10-15
    • Fischer enjoys her newly added responsibilities of file inspector, is sending home a package including candy and pictures of her favorite plane, the B-17. She also notes the base has been closed to planes due to high winds and that everyone had a...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-11-10
    • Fischer discusses writing to friends serving overseas, hoping to get home for Christmas, their Halloween party, the rumor that their base is closing for the winter, receiving vaccinations, and a visit from a friend from Officer Candidate School.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Gladys Dimmick in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943-12
    • Gladys Dimmick poses outside her home in Cedar Grove, NC, wearing her dress blue uniform and garrison cap, shortly after enlisting in the WAVES in December 1943.
    • WV0055 Gladys L. Dimmick Papers
    • [Tent Quarters of the 305th Station Hospital, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nurse Helen Savage (in image on right) and nurses of the 305th Station Hospital (image on left with Ptaszynski in the center of the group) pose in front of the tents in Southampton, England, they called home for thirteen months in 1944 and 1945....
    • WV0033 Estelle Garner Ptaszynski Papers

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