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    • [WASP beside sign, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A WASP poses with a sign that reads "Women Trainees Only In This Area," circa 1944. She wears the WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • Oral history interview with Marilyn Bobbi Earp, 2000

    • 2000-06-16
    • Documents N. Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp's early life, education, and flight training; her service as an air traffic control tower operator while in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1944 to 1949; her experiences singing with the choir throughout her...
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • Oral history interview with Susie Winston Bain, 2000

    • 2000-10-11
    • Documents Susie Bain's early life and school experiences in Texas; her service in the WASP and its influence on her opinions and non-military life; and her life in Greensboro, North Carolina, after the war.

      Bain discusses growing in Texas...
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Joan Lyle in cockpit, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Joan Lyle poses in the cockpit of a plane at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [Joan Lyle on plane, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Joan Lyle stands on the wing of a plane at Avenger Field, Sweetwater, Texas, in 1944. She wears a WASP flight suit and B-6 leather jacket.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Nancy Mayes, 2000

    • 2000-05-23
    • Mayes primarily discusses WASP training, working overseas with the Red Cross and Air Force Pacific Command, and her experiences in the Air Force Reserves, GE, and as a WASP veteran.

      Mayes details her mother's experiences teaching and being a...
    • WV0169 Nancy Mayes Papers
    • [Bobbi Earp at desk, ca. 1947]

    • 1947
    • N. Marlyn "Bobbi" Roberts Earp sits at her desk at Naval Air Station Glenview (Illinois), circa 1947.
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [Bobbi and Roger Earp in air traffic control tower, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Navy personnel N. Marilyn "Bobbi" Roberts Earp and Roger Earp, who married in September 1945, at work in the air traffic control tower at Naval Air Station Glenview (Illinois) in 1945.
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [Violet Cowden parachutes, 2006]

    • 2006
    • Picture of Violet Thurn Cowden taken in mid-air during her tandem jump with the United States Army Parachute Team, the Golden Knights, in 2006.
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • [Portrait of Joan Lyle, 1943]

    • 1943-09
    • Portrait of Joan Lyle taken in September, 1943. Lyle wears a WASP flight helmet and leather jacket.
    • WV0396 Joan Lyle Oral History
    • [Portrait of Bobbi Earp, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of N. Marilyn "Bobbi" Roberts Earp in WAVES blue service dress, circa 1945.
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [Portrait of Bobbi Earp, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Portrait of N. Marilyn "Bobbi" Roberts Earp in WAVES seersucker working uniform, circa 1945.
    • WV0174 Marilyn Roberts "Bobbi" Earp Papers
    • [Portrait of Susie Winston Bain, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Susie Winston Bain in WASP leather A-2 jacket with Fifinella patch, scarf, and goggles, in 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Portrait of Susie Winston Bain, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of Susie Winston Bain in WASP santiago blue dress uniform and beret, taken in 1944.
    • WV0185 Susie Winston Bain Papers, 1943-2000
    • [Portrait of Margaret Chamberlin Smith, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Portrait of WASP Margaret Chamberlin Smith in 1944, wearing an Air Force flying helmet and goggles with white scarf and leather jacket.
    • WV0349 Margaret Chamberlin Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Violet Thurn Cowden, 2007

    • 2007-05-03
    • Primarily discusses Violet Thurn Cowden's service in the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) from 1943 to 1944.

      Cowden discusses her childhood on a farm in South Dakota, working for room and board to attend high school in the nearby town,...
    • WV0399 Violet Cowden Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dolores Meurer Reed, 2007

    • 2007-05-02
    • Primarily documents Dolores Meurer Reed's service in the WASP from 1943 to 1944.

      Reed discusses her early childhood, her first experience flying, earning money to pay for flight lessons, and the attack on Pearl Harbor. She discusses learning...
    • WV0398 Dolores Reed Oral History

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