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    • [Letter from Glory Hancock to her family, 1 July 1918]

    • 1918-07-01
    • Hancock writes about her trip aboard ship back to base and mentions several famous individuals she has met, including Lady Chetwynd, Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari, and Captain A. Radclyffe Dugmore.
    • WV0181 Glory Hancock Letters
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-09
    • Fischer discusses seeing Bob Hope, having kitchen patrol duty, a fire drill, studying for several exams, and going home for the weekend, bringing some of her laundry with her.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Marines, two on crutches. Fiji, circa 1942-1943]

    • 1943
    • Several Marines, some obviously injured, two on crutches, with a small building and palm tree in the background. Writing on reverse: crossed out:"Four of these boys are back in the U.S.A. now" not crossed out:"Marines from Guadalcanal"
    • WV0038 Daphine Doster Mastroianni Papers
    • [Inside WAC barracks, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Rows of twin beds and footlockers inside a women's Army Air Forces barracks, circa 1943. Uniforms hang against the wall, while several women can be seen laying on beds at the far end of the room.
    • WV0138 June Neely Baker Papers
    • [Diary of F. Dewitt, 1943-1944]

    • 1943
    • F. Dewitt was a nurse in the U.S. Army Nurse Corps during the Second World War. She served in North Africa during the Allied invasion of Italy. Her diary details her service in Morocco and Tunisia (where she worked as an emergency nurse in several...
    • WV0245 F. Dewitt Diary
    • [Blanche Berrier Brinkley outside building, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Blanche Berrier Brinkley, in Navy Nurse Corps blue uniform with garrison hat, poses outside a wooden building in 1943. Several bicycles are parked on the porch.
    • WV0384 Blanche Berrier Brinkley Papers
    • [WAACs marching, 1943]

    • 1943-03
    • A long double-file line of WAACs, many both carrying and wearing coats, march down a snow-cover street at Fort Custer, Michigan, in early 1943. The photo, taken from overhead, also shows portions of the base and several military vehicles in the...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [Letter from W.T. Briscoe to Sammie Rice, 1943]

    • 1943-04-11
    • Briscoe, at Camp Tyson, Tennessee, has completed Barrage Balloon Service School but was not assigned to an advanced school. He notices from her letters that Sammie has changed in several ways since joining the army.
    • WV0257 Sammie M. Rice Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Mary, 1943]

    • 1943-06
    • Avery has had a successful first solo flight and wanted to celebrate, but decided to stay in Sweetwater instead. She notes that everyone is tense and wondering who will wash out; several WASPs released their tensions by going out during the...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • Avery describes doing stalls, steep turns, and shot landings during flight training at Mather Field, California, and mentions top speeds of 350 to 450 mph. She notes that several men are now in their class training. She hopes she is able to...
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • [Letter from Catherine Katopes to family, 20 Nov 1943]

    • 1943-11-20
    • Katopes writes that Washington still has not assigned her anywhere, and mentions several things she hopes for in her next assignment. She provides Johnny with advice on being promoted in the Army, and notes that some stripes are earned while...
    • WV0122 Catherine G. Katopes Papers
    • [ANC nurse getting ready for bed, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Fellow U.S. Army Air Forces evacuation nurse "Johnnie", in pajamas, prepares to bunk down in their barracks while stationed with the 803rd Air Evacuation Squadron in Chabua, India, circa 1944. Johnnie's bunk is covered with mosquito netting, and...
    • WV0096 Betty Berry Godin Papers
    • [WAVES unit in review]

    • 1944
    • WAVES unit in review, attired in dress uniform. Several other WAVES units visible in background.
    • WV0505 Geneva Spratt Craig Papers
    • WAC songbook [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A collection of songs for members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) published at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. There are 57 songs printed on 26 pages." Many of the WAC songs are modified versions of existing songs that make use of famous tunes, such as...
    • WV0309 Norma L. Harris Collection, 1943 - 1948
    • The opportunity of your life is in the Women's Army Corps [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nineteen-page, black and white (with color cover) recruitment booklet for the Women's Army Corps, circa 1944. The booklet uses the experiences and photographs of several actual WACs to address topics such as off-duty time, medical jobs, army...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • So proudly we serve [1944]

    • 1944-02-18
    • Illustrated recruiting brochure for the Marine Corps Women's Reserve that encourages women to become a Marine to release a male Marine "to drive that tank...man that gun...down that plane." Includes detailed description of boot camp; the benefits...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 26 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-26
    • Mead describes several inspections and a military review parade, and expresses pride at the admiration shown by civilians and military observing. She also tells of her roommates and how being in the navy is teaching them to show consideration for...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955

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