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    • The story of you in navy blue [1944]

    • 1944
    • 45-page recruitment brochure for the U.S. Navy WAVES, 1944. Included are illustrated job descriptions; an illustrated day-in-the-life of a WAVE; a question and answer section; an index of recruiting stations; as well as details of recruit school...
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • WAVES song lyrics [circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • 6 typed, mimeographed pages containing the lyrics to WAVES songs, circa 1945. Songs include "WAVES of the Navy"The Duration and Six Months"Ginny the Ninny"WAVES of America"We are the Women's Reserve" and "Bell Bottom Skirts."
    • WV0345 Virgilia Williams Papers, 1942 - 1945
    • [Jane Beetham Jones at dock, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • A female Marine, likely Jane Beetham Jones, walks near a dock, circa 1955. She wears the Women Marines summer service uniform and matching garrison cap. A ship can be seen in the background and bicycles are parked near the water.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is handed to the first of five officers representing " Kathryn Wirkus' five rank promotions during her retirement ceremony, circa 2005. Pictured are the officers representing 2nd lieutenant and 1st lieutenant.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Female officers perform the flag folding ceremony, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A folded flag is passed to Captain Jennifer Suarez from a first lieutenant at the retirement ceremony of Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus, circa 2005. The women represent two of Wirkus' five ranks during her air force career.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • A group of three WACs and three soldiers pose in a street in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Also pictured (left to right) are: Stephenson, Polly, Kent, Salz, Shearer, Ruth Shaver, and Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Flag folding, circa 2005]

    • 2005
    • A member of the honor guard performs the flag folding at Lieutenant Colonel Kathryn Wirkus' retirement ceremony, circa 2005. Wirkus sits in the background.
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [ANC nurse in India, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A U.S. Army Air Forces evacuation nurse, a friend of Betty Godin, sits on a fence in India, circa 1944.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • Women's Army Corps newsletter, July 1943]

    • 1943-07
    • A United States Women's Army Corps [WAC] Newsletter. Articles include information about various WAC publications, proper nutrition, information on WAC director Oveta Culp Hobby, WAC recruitment practices, and enlistment standards.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Male and female Marine, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • A Woman Marine stands next to an unidentified male Marine at a rifle demonstration during the Brodhead Armory open house in Detroit, Michigan, circa 1955. She wears the Women Marines green and white seersucker summer service uniform and garrison...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [WAC Company 6, 3rd Regiment, 1945]

    • 1945-08-15
    • African American Company 6 of WAC 3rd Regiment poses at the First WAC Training Center at Ft. Des Moines, Iowa on August 15, 1945. Commanding Officer is Lt. Thelma B. Brown, Second in Command is Lt. Verdi M. Hickambottom, and Lt. Margaret A. Curtis...
    • WV0009 Inez Stroud Papers
    • [Female OTS participants in fatigues, 1978]

    • 1978-07
    • Air Force members (l to r) Kathryn Wirkus, Kay Hansen, and Kathy Jackson are pictured in their newly-received fatigues during Officer Training School at Lackland Air Force Base, Texas, in July of 1978. Wirkus uses masking tape for her nametag...
    • WV0403 Kathryn Wirkus Papers
    • [Woman Marine at information booth, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • An unidentified Woman Marine stands an information booth for the 5th Infantry Battalion while a male Marine leans against it during an open house for Brodhead Armory in Detroit, Michigan, circa 1955. She wears the Women Marines green and white...
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • [Woman Marine at dock, circa 1955]

    • 1955
    • An unidentified Woman Marine stands near a docked military ship, circa 1955. She wears the Women Marines green and white seersucker summer service uniform, garrison cap, and brown leather handbag.
    • WV0356 Jane Beetham Jones Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ann Holder Andavall, 2008

    • 2008-12-26
    • Ann Holder Andavall speaks about her early life, work in a war plant, and service in the WAVES.

      Andavall primarily discusses her experiences as a war plant worker and aerial gunnery instructor. She explains the reasons women entered military...
    • WV0444 Ann Holder Andavall Papers
    • [Mess hall crew in India, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Army evacuation nurse Betty Berry Godin poses for a group shot with the mess hall crew outside their facilities in Chabua, India, circa 1944.
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [Army Nurse Corps olive drab uniform, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Army Nurse Corps olive drab winter uniform including blouse with roll collar and notch lapels with U.S. cyphers near the end of the collar and a pair of caduceus with a black "N" on the upper part of the lapel, four buttons with army coat of arms,...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller shoveling coal, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Bernice Moran Miller shovels coal at Felts Field, Washington, in 1943, wearing herringbone twill one-piece coveralls and fatigue hat. Back of photo reads "For Aunt Alma, Spokane, Wash. 1943"
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers
    • [Bernice Moran Miller outside WAC facility, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Bernice Moran Miller stands outside the brick, arched entrance to the home used by the WAC in Dayton, Ohio, wearing enlisted off-duty dress and matching garrison cap, circa 1944.
    • WV0104 Bernice Moran Miller Papers

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