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  • Veteran's biography: navy
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    • [Letter from Ella regarding Pearl Harbor, 13 December 1941]

    • 1941-12-13
    • Ella, stationed at Pearl Harbor, describes in detail the Japanese attack and the effects it had on the lives of people on base and in the city. Topics include America's denial of the potential for attack; hearing the attack; rushing to the...
    • WV0343 Pearl Harbor Letter
    • [WAVES in snow storm, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Four WAVES in raincoats and havelocks stand in the snow at Smith College, Massachusetts, circa 1942.
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [Henrietta Terry in snow, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • Lt. Henrietta P. Terry, in WAVES raincoat and havelock, salutes the camera while standing in a snowstorm at Smith College, Massachusetts, circa 1942.
    • WV0197 Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
    • [WAVES dress white summer uniform, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WAVES officer's dress white summer uniform, including tailored white lightweight blouse with distinctive rounded collar with WAVES insignia, four gold buttons, and reserve blue cuff stripes. Worn with white shirtwaist and black seaman's tie and...
    • WV0056 Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection, 1942-1943
    • [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
    • [Portrait of Louise Nash Dorsett, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Formal headshot of Louise N. Dorsett, taken while she was stationed at the Bureau of Ships in Washington, DC, in the spring of 1943.
    • WV0017 Louise Nash Dorsett Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses on the steps of a building in her WAVES dress white summer uniform with officer's combination hat in 1943. A note on the back of the photo reads,"Dress whites - we hated this uniform."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers
    • [Franes Barringer Bailey in uniform beside a car, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Frances Barringer Bailey poses beside a car in front of her home wearing a belted raincoat and officer's combination hat. The back of the photo reads,"The raincoat, we thought it flattering."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey 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
    • [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
    • [Blanche Woolard Haggard in snow, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Blanche Woolard Haggard stands in the snow in front of a country store in Northampton, Massachusetts, where she was sent for officer candidate school in January 1943. She is wearing her WAVES winter uniform including her officer overcoat, hat, and...
    • WV0040 Blanche Woolard Haggard Papers
    • [Ruth Kent Petker holding hands with serviceman, 1943 ]

    • 1943
    • Ruth Kent Petker, in the WAVES service dress blue uniform and service hat, holds hands with an unidentified soldier in downtown Norman, Oklahoma, where she attended mechanics training in 1943.
    • WV0125 Ruth Kent Petker Papers
    • [Frances Barringer Bailey in uniform, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Francis Barringer Bailey poses in front of her home wearing the WAVES white summer uniform with officer's combination hat and a purse. The back of the photo reads, "Summer seersucker - seldom wore the jacket."
    • WV0069 Frances Barringer Bailey Papers

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