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    • The army nurse [August 1945]

    • 1945-08
    • August 1945 issue (Volume 2, Number 8) of "The Army Nurse" It contains articles of interest to members of the United States Army Nurse Corps. There is a particularly gripping account of the rehabilitation of survivors of Axis concentration camps...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Barbara Ann Wolfe Kucharczyk, 1997]

    • 1997
    • Barbara Ann Wolfe Kucharczyk. Caption on back reads: Last official photo, 1997, at Sheppard Air Force Base, Texas.
    • WV0277 Barbara A. Kucharczyk Papers, 1977-2003
    • [Letter from Charlotte Schuck to family, 1945]

    • 1945-06-30
    • Charlotte Shuck discusses being on desk duty in the barracks, eating a delicious pineapple, being sore from a game of tennis. Because she hasn't received any mail since the last time she wrote them doesn't have much to report. She encloses some...
    • WV0203 Charlotte Lavone Schuck Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Butler

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Frances Butler's family, education at Woman's College, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during WWII, and life as a Sister of Notre Dame."

      Butler gives a brief overview of her...
    • WV0281 Frances Butler 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
    • [Elizabeth Simpson in Bloomington, 1943]

    • 1944
    • Elizabeth Simpson poses beside a structure in Bloomington, Indiana, where she attended storekeepers store from April to June 1943. She wears the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover. A note on the back of the photo...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fischer to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-11-08
    • Fischer notes her unit has been preparing for inspection, her auxiliary class is the first to complete the four weeks of basic training in only three, she has not received all of her uniforms, likes being kept busy, and is about to march in her...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • From recruit to salty wave! [1944]

    • 1944
    • Forty-six page book, illustrated with line drawings by WAVE Marjorie Sue Green, to record the "evolutionary process by which a recruit became a very salty 'woman-of-war.'" Publication illustrates details of enlistment process and basic training,...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-18
    • Goddard has completed her exams and is in her last period at Fort Des Moines. She recounts the details of her Sunday routine, including the care packages received by many.
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [Letter from Carol Goddard to her husband, 1944]

    • 1944-12-13
    • Goddard writes of the details of her days, including KP, laundry, classes, and inspections. She is mailing some of her belongings home along with gifts, in case she's not home for Christmas. Her last week of basic training is busy and she is...
    • WV0283 Carol Goddard Papers
    • [WAC unit at Lowry Field,1943.]

    • 1943
    • Group photo of a WAC unit, probably photography school graduates, with male commander at Lowry Field, Denver, Colorado, in 1943. Bernice Moran Miller is in the top row, last on the right.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1944]

    • 1944-12-17
    • In Reeves' last letter before embarking for overseas duty, she notes she has played a lot of volleyball, has had her pants taken in, and describes their Christmas decorations.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to parents, 1945]

    • 1945-04-30
    • Jean Holdridge (Reeves) discusses her relationship with Tom Reeves and budding romantic interest. She also describes in detail a WAC's recent awkward wedding and her last double-date with Tom.
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Letter from Jean Holdridge Reeves to her father, 1945]

    • 1945-08-31
    • Jean Holdridge Reeves opened her new canteen last week and is serving 1000 men a day. She reports that she has again visited the hospital for her canker sores, received her promotion and raise, a woodworking factory has been opened nearby, men...
    • WV0383 Jean Holdridge Reeves Papers
    • [Kathryn Wirkus in FIGMO shirt, 1978]

    • 1978
    • Kathryn Wirkus poses in her FIGMO (Finally I Got My Orders) shirt during the last week of Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in 1978. In the red T-shirt beside Wirkus is Diana Fleek, the underclassman who made the shirt,...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-19
    • Katopes' describes her last week of basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Activities including her company being filmed parading and doing calisthenics, seeing a live concert broadcast on TV, receiving winter uniforms and a Congressional...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Army dietitians in El Paso, 1947]

    • 1947-08-26
    • Lieutenant Caroline Morrison Garrett (center), Alice Strong (left), and Janet Fox (right) pose for a photograph in El Paso, Texas, in August 1947. Morrison is wearing an army beige off-duty dress and garrison cap. Alice Strong and Janet Fox are...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • [Third Recruit Battalion, Platoon 21-A, 1954]

    • 1954-01-27
    • Photo of the Women Marines Third Recruit Battalion Platoon 21-A, the Battalion Honor Platoon, at Parris Island, South Carolina, on 27 January 1954. Joan R. Kammer Horton is in the last row, third from left. In the front row are Staff Sergeant C.I....
    • WV0155 Joan R. Kammer Horton Papers

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