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    • [Letter from Eleanor K. Peck to Poppy, 1941]

    • 1941-12-12
    • Peck discusses the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor, calling it a "miscalculation" surmises the U.S. will enter the war soon; and thinks bombing in London likely. Other topics include her work at the hospital, the recent arrival of two more American...
    • WV0420 Eleanor K. Peck Letters, 1941-1943
    • [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
    • [Diary of Bernice B. McCormack, 1942-1944]

    • 1942
    • Bernice McCormack served as a nurse in the Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. She was stationed in West and North Africa during the conclusion of the Allied North African Campaign. The diary spans the period from December 5, 1942 to May...
    • WV0161 Bernice B. McCormack Papers
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents discussing daily life in the service. She describes her relations with the other women she works with as well as the fit of her uniform.
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to Dena and Jimmie, 1942]

    • 1942-09-26
    • Katopes relays the details of the first leg of her train ride to Des Moines for basic training to her sister and brother-in-law. Most of the girls she has met were teachers. In the second half of the letter, Katopes is waiting to check in. She...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [Daphine Doster Mastroianni and two friends, Fiji, 1942-1945]

    • 1943
    • Daphine Doster Mastroianni and two friends, attired in Army Nurse Corps seersucker hospital uniform with service cap appearing to match the ANC olive drab off-duty dress. One wears the olive drab field overcoat, the other two are holding their...
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Janet Froome prepares to travel, circa 1943.]

    • 1943
    • Janet Froome stands with other service people preparing to travel, wearing her ANC uniform, circa 1943. Her overnight bag and helmet are on her right, while her gas mask is on her left.
    • WV0120 Janet Froome Papers
    • [WASPs on airplane wing, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Hoover stands on the wing of an Advanced Trainer airplane, while two other WASPs sit in the cockpit, circa 1943.
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • [June Neely Baker and two friends, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • June Neely Baker (on left) poses with two other WAC outside the post barber shop, circa 1943. All women wear the WAC olive-drab winter uniform and matching garrison cap. Baker's sleeve insignia indicates her rank as a technician, 5th grade.
    • WV0138 June Neely Baker Papers
    • [Five WASPs in work suits, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Dorothy Avery (bottom left) and four other WASPs in "zoot suits" pose together outside a barracks at Avenger Field, Texas, circa 1943.
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Six WAACs in exercise uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Kathryn Fulner Wakefield (back row, second from left) and five other WAACs sit on the ground, circa 1943. The WAACs wear brown and white seersucker exercise uniforms with khaki summer fatigue hats.
    • WV0275 Kathryn F. Wakefield Papers
    • [WACs outside photo laboratory, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Four WACs stand on the steps of the 653rd WAAC photo laboratory company orderly room, as indicated by a sign outside the door, in 1943. The women are all in WAC summer service uniform, but the sleeve patch and circular device on their Hobby hats...
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Three WACs prepare for gas mask drill, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Anne Heyer (center) and two other WACs prepare to put on their gas masks during basic training at Daytona Beach, Florida, in early 1943. All three wear the WAC utility coat and hold their gas masks up to their faces.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Evelyn E. Horton as Lady Liberty, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Evelyn E. Horton, dressed as the Statue of Liberty, performs in a play in 1943. Other actors in costume share the stage with her during a musical number.
    • WV0381 Evelyn E. Horton Papers, 1925 - 1948
    • [Helen Weant fording a stream, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Helen Weant (center) fords a stream, circa 1943. Two other army nurses can be seen in the background. All three women wear field work uniforms and helmets.
    • WV0446 Helen Weant Papers
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1943]

    • 1943-01-10
    • Fischer describes kitchen patrol, not received leave, her disapproval of sailors drinking, be unable to apply for Officer Candidate School until she is in the field, and feeling unwell. Fischer is happy that she enlisted and believes She those not...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from Jamie Marshall to her husband, 1943]

    • 1943-05-04
    • Marshall lists the items she purchased at the PX; discusses potential birthday presents, including pajamas, a prayer book, and an identification bracelet; explains the information on her dog tags; and mentions that other nurses are leaving for...
    • WV0206 Jamie Marshall Papers

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