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  • Item description: marching
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    • Do your part: join the WAAC [1942]

    • 1942
    • World War II recruiting poster for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) depicts a woman in uniform imposed on a photo of a WAAC unit marching in formation. 25 inches x 38 inches.
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • Letter from WAAC Jenny Lea, then stationed at Fort Des Moines, that convinced Mary Kate Bonds to join the military, dated 14 September 1942. Lea had just completed Officer Candidate School, and describes the difficulties and rewards of OCS,...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-10-11
    • Katopes describes basic training at Fort Des Moines to her sister and brother-in-law, including the base movie theater, kitchen patrol, doing laundry, a typhoid vaccination, and a blister that prevents her from marching.
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dean and Jimmie, 1943]

    • 1943-04-06
    • Katopes describes life at Fort Oglethorpe to her sister and brother-in-law, including her improved living quarters and bathroom facilities, listening to the marching band practice next door to where she works, and a WAAC receiving a disability...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment with guidon, 1943]

    • 1943-07-30
    • Members of WAC Company 10, 21st Regiment, at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, admire the unit's guidon, held by commanding officer Florence S. Weil. The company, pictured on 30 July 1943 in WAC summer uniforms with Hobby hats, has just been awarded the...
    • WV0225 Florence S. Weil Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to family, 9 Aug 1943]

    • 1943-08-09
    • Katopes notes the distance limit for travel away from Fort Oglethorpe has been increased, her detachment won a blue ribbon for marching, the outcome of a girl who went AWOL and the WAAC's lack of penalties for such action, and her pride at being a...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Marching to class, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of WACs in formation marching to class at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [Volunteers for Victory soldier canteen, Palm Beach, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of the exterior of the Volunteers for Victory soldier canteen in the Butterfield Company building on Worth Avenue in Palm Beach, Florida, in 1944. A group of SPARS stand at the entrance of the building with a line of servicemen to their...
    • WV0329 Bonnie James Baxter Papers
    • WACs parade in Salt Lake City [1944]

    • 1944-06
    • This picture clipped from a newspaper shows WACs from Hill Field in Ogden, Utah, marching in formation in Salt Lake City. The WACs are parading in support of the Fifth War Bond campaign and commanded by Betty Etten Wiker, who can be seen far right.
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [U.S. Army parade, circa 1944]

    • 1945
    • Marching formation of two rows of WAACs, commanded by Marthalou Hunter (front right), and three regular army platoons, circa 1944.
    • WV0105 Marthalou Hunter Papers
    • [WAVES marching in formation, circa 1944.]

    • 1945
    • WAVES marching in formation, circa 1944. The unit is wearing the WAVES blue service dress uniform and service cap. The female officer (signaled by her gold buttons) leading the formation wears the WAVES blue double breasted overcoat.
    • WV0141 Jaenn Coz Bailey Papers
    • [SPAR cadets drill, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Coast Guard SPARs, in a formation of 3 lines, march in unison during drills at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy in New London, Connecticut. Helene Lawrence appears to be front left. The caption on the back reads:"Marching with the same precision as...
    • WV0457 Helene Lawrence Papers, 1939-1965
    • [Letter from Mary Markarian Charpentier, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mar Markarian Charpentier writes to her family about marching and possibly being out of the service after one year of duty. Charpentier also responds to some news from home and mentions attending Mass.
    • WV0528 Mary Markarian Charpentier Papers
    • [British WACs march in Paris parade, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A unit of the Auxiliary Territorial Service (ATS), the women's branch of the British army, march down the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in a parade celebrating the third anniversary of American women in the army in May 1945. The Arc de Triomphe, a...
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs
    • 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
    • Oral history interview with Laura G. Anderton, 1999

    • 1999-01-27
    • Documents Laura G. Anderton's early life and employment before World War II; her leadership duties in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1943 to 1946; and her experiences in academia after World War II....
    • WV0026 Laura G. Anderton Papers
    • Oral history interview with Margaret Marian Smith, 1999

    • 1999-02-11
    • Primarily documents Margaret Marion Smith's service with the War Department and Marine Corps Women's Reserve from 1943 to 1947 and work at the University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG) from 1963 through circa 1994.

      Smith primarily...
    • WV0036 Margaret Marian Smith Papers
    • Oral history interview with Blanche Woolard Haggard, 1999

    • 1999-02-18
    • Primarily documents Blanche Woolard Haggard's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency...
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers

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