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  • Veteran's biography: inactive
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    • Oral history interview with Patricia Chamings, 2007

    • 2007-01-27
    • Primarily discusses Chamings' nursing education, teaching, and thirty years of service with the Air National Guard.

      Chamings mentions her childhood in Florida; her mother's nursing career; her nursing education at Orange Memorial Hospital...
    • WV0378 Patricia Ann Chamings Papers
    • Oral history interview with Norma Schrader, 2007

    • 2007-02-02
    • Primarily documents Norma Schrader's active service with the WAVES from 1945 to 1946 and 1951 to 1953, and her life in the reserves following these tours.

      Schrader briefly discusses her family, her job at Metropolitan Life Insurance Company...
    • WV0379 Norma Schrader Papers
    • Oral history interview with Maxine Pierce, 2006

    • 2006-06-06
    • Primarily documents Maxine Newcom Pierce's background; her twenty-year career in the WAVES; and the impact of her military service on the rest of her life.

      Pierce briefly discusses growing up in Southern Illinois in the 1930s, including her...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce 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
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Oral History interview with Bernadine "Bernie" Donato, 2015

    • 2015-10-06
    • Primarily documents the life of Bernadine "Bernie" Donato and her service with the United States Navy Nurse Corps and California Air National Guard.

      Donato recalls the nursing education she received at Ellis Hospital School of Nursing and...
    • WV0594 Bernadine "Bernie" Donato Papers
    • [WAVES view the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES, including Elizabeth Ryan (2nd from left) and Mildred Fitgerald (far right) view the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • [WAVES aboard the USS Constitution, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • WAVES Elizabeth Ryan and Mildred Fitzgerald view the binnacle, a case housing the compass, of the USS Constitution "Old Ironsides" berthed in the Boston Navy Yard.
    • WV0008 Elizabeth Ryan Wiviott Papers
    • [WAF 25th anniversary collage, 1973]

    • 1973-06-12
    • Collage featuring photos of Women in the Air Force (WAF), celebrating the WAF's 25th anniversary in 1973. Across the bottom, the former directors of the WAF are pictured. They are: Jeanne M. Holm, Elizabeth Ray, Emma Riley, Phyllis Gray, Mary Jo...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [WAC troop review, Bari, Italy, 1944]

    • 1944
    • WACs march in formation four wide during troop review in Bari, Italy, in 1944. Lt. Elizabeth Ray is seen at bottom in command.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [U.S. Navy WAVES musical review, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • U.S. Navy WAVES perform a musical review, circa 1945. All the women wear the WAVES blue service dress uniform and matching garrison cap. There is a cartoon character holding a feather on the center microphone.
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers
    • [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
    • [Retirement ceremony of Elizabeth Ray, 1965]

    • 1965
    • Colonel Elizabeth Ray stands in front of a color guard during her retirement ceremony at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1965.
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [Representatives in the flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Five female officers, representing the stages of Kathryn Wirkus' air force career, stand side-by-side during the flag folding ceremony at Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. All pictured wear the air force service dress uniform. Kathryn Wirkus...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Portrait of Kathryn Wirkus, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • Official portrait of Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus, taken at her retirement, circa 2005. She wears the air force service dress uniform with the Air Force Training Ribbon, Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon, Air Force Achievement Medal,...
    • 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
    • [Maxine Pierce's retirement, 1964]

    • 1964-09-16
    • Maxine Newcom Pierce is read a citation by a U.S. Navy captain at her retirement ceremony at Moffett Field, California, on 16 September 1964. Pierce, at the top of the stairs, wears the WAVES blue service dress uniform, officers cap, and white...
    • WV0348 Maxine Newcom Pierce Papers

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