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  • Veteran's biography: junior
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    • [Virginia Gilbert Mattson, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Formal headshot of Virgina G. Mattson in WAVES seersucker uniform, taken while she was stationed at the Naval Supply Depot in Mechanicsburg, PA, from 1945 to 1946.
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gilbert Mattson, 1999

    • 1999-01-09
    • Documents Virginia "Ginny" Gilbert Mattson's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1944 to 1946; and her involvement in WAVES National beginning in the late 1980s.

      Mattson...
    • WV0014 Virginia Gilbert Mattson Papers
    • Oral history interview with Anna Jean Coomes Woods, 1999

    • 1999-01-21
    • Primarily documents Anna Jean Coomes Woods' experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946, including basic training in New York and her duty stations in Washington, D.C., and Maryland. Also...
    • WV0019 Anna Jean Coomes Woods Papers
    • [Margaret Reeve with two WACs, 1944]

    • 1944-04
    • Margaret Reeve, center, is pictured with two other WACs dressed in olive drab winter uniform and Hobby hat at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in April 1944.
    • WV0021 Margaret (Peggy) Reeve Papers
    • [WACs at mail call, 1944]

    • 1944-04
    • WACs at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, gather for mail call in April 1944.
    • WV0021 Margaret (Peggy) Reeve Papers
    • [WAC on a wash day, April 1944]

    • 1944-04
    • Helena Seymbroski(" stands in front of a clothesline holding a box of Rinso detergent on wash day at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, April 1944.
    • WV0021 Margaret (Peggy) Reeve Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret W. Reeve, 1999

    • 1999-01-22
    • Primarily documents Margaret "Peggy" W. Reeve's service with the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1944 to 1945 and her career as a secretary.

      Reeve discusses her decision to join the WAC in the spring of 1944, including her failure to meet...
    • WV0021 Margaret (Peggy) Reeve Papers
    • [WAVES Supply Corps training class, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES Supply and Disbursing School training class poses for a formal photo at Harvard's Radcliffe College in late 1943. Virginia Becker is in the second row from the front, seventh from the left.
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • Oral history interview with Virginia Gardner Becker, 1999

    • 1999-03-17
    • Virginia Gardner Becker primarily discusses her early life and her time in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.

      Becker details her family background, including the early death of her...
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • [WAVES navy blue havelock, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • WAVES navy blue havelock worn with raincoat. Worn by Virginia Gardner Becker from 1943 to 1945.
    • WV0053 Virginia Gardner Becker Papers
    • [Elizabeth Williams hands out doughnuts, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Williams holds a doughnut out to the hands of flyers returning from bombing runs at an American Red Cross clubmobile in southern Italy in 1943. The photo is a classic depiction of a Red Cross "Doughnut Dolly."
    • WV0058 Elizabeth Williams Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Williams, 1999

    • 1999-03-20
    • Documents Elizabeth Williams's family history; studies at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, UNCG); service for the Red Cross in the United States and abroad; and post-war...
    • WV0058 Elizabeth Williams Papers
    • [Portrait of Mary Ellen West, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Mary Ellen West taken while she was attending Navy Storekeepers School at the University of Indiana in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West at work in office, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Storekeeper Third Class Mary Ellen West (right) sits at a typewriter while two other WAVES work at desks in their shared office at Whiting Field, Florida, in 1944. The women were assigned to a Pensacola housing project; through the window a...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Mary Ellen West in uniform, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Ellen West poses by a palm tree in Pensacola, Florida, wearing the WAVES all-purpose coat and soft-brimmed hat, in 1944.
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • Oral history interview with Mary Ellen West, 1999

    • 1999-03-30
    • Documents Mary Ellen West's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999

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