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    • 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
    • [Servicemen look at quiz, 1970]

    • 1970
    • A group of six U.S. servicemen, several of whom are smoking, gather around a quiz game at Cam Ranh Bay, Vietnam, in 1970 while Red Cross clubmobile worker Dale "Paige" Dempsey (right) supervises.
    • WV0456 Dale Dempsey 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
    • [WAC platoon marches in Paris parade, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A platoon of WACs march along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in a Paris parade celebrating the third anniversary of American women in army service in May 1945. They are dressed in olive drab service uniforms. Several other military units and the Arc...
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs
    • [WACs march in Paris parade, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A platoon of WACs march in formation along the Avenue des Champs-Elysees in Paris, France, in May 1945. They are dressed in barracks caps, olive drab service jackets, and skirts. Several more platoons of women dressed in service uniforms, a Dodge...
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs
    • [View from Baysmere Red Cross rest billet, Brisbane, Australia, 1944]

    • 1944-10
    • A view overlooking the river from Baysmere Red Cross and nurse rest billet in Brisbane, Australia, as seen in October 1944. Several vessels and the Stoney bridge can be seen. (Photo taken from Esther Gilbert Scrapbook).
    • WV0297 Esther Gilbert Scrapbook, 1944-1946
    • [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 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
    • [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
    • [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
    • Oral history interview with Audrey Knyrim Mattern, 1999

    • 1999-12-21
    • Chiefly documents Audrey Knyrim Mattern's early life in the coal community of Hazelton, Pennsylvania, and her service in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II.

      Mattern discusses her family and childhood in Hazelton in the...
    • WV0043 Audrey Knyrim Mattern Papers
    • Oral history interview with Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg, 2000

    • 2000-11-16
    • Documents Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg's early life in Brooklyn, New York; her military service during World War II; and her family and personal life after the war.

      Goldberg discusses various aspects of her military service, including her...
    • WV0142 Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
    • Oral history interview with Blossom B. Ellis, 2007

    • 2007-02-09
    • Documents Blossom Ellis's youth, education, active service with the Air Force Nurses from 1952 to 1957, and life as a military wife and nurse after the Korean War.

      Ellis discusses her family, nurse training and work at Maimonides Hospital,...
    • WV0382 Blossom Ellis Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy May Miller, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • Documents Dorothy May Miller's childhood in Florida; her military service during World War II; and her personal life after the war.

      Miller discusses her family history and her early life in Florida, growing up poor and in a segregated...
    • WV0198 Dorothy M. Miller Papers
    • Oral history interview with Grace Swank Alexander, 1999

    • 1999-01-20
    • Documents Grace Alexander's early life; her service with the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) from 1951 to 1953; her following years of reserve and Special Services duty operating clubs and teaching school at bases...
    • WV0018 Grace Alexander Oral History
    • Oral history interview with Judy McKinnon

    • 2001-02-09
    • Documents Judy Covington McKinnon's early life and family history; work in the motor pool and mess hall with the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945; and her personal life after the...
    • WV0249 Judy McKinnon Papers
    • Oral history interview with Lenora Nagel, 2001

    • 2001-02-10
    • Documents Lenora I. Nagel's early life in western North Dakota; her family history; her service with the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1956; and her work teaching overseas as a civilian with the Department of Defense for almost thirty...
    • WV0201 Lenora I. Nagel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Marjorie Suggs Edwards, 2000

    • 2000-06-26
    • Documents Marjorie R. Suggs Edwards's early life; military service during World War II; and her personal life and career after the war.

      Edwards describes her childhood in an immigrant section of Passaic, New Jersey. She discusses in detail...
    • WV0177 Marjorie Randolph Suggs Edwards Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Jane DeWan, 1999

    • 1999-01-28
    • Documents Mary Jane DeWan's pre-war nurse's training; her service in the Army Nurse Corps (ANC) in the South Pacific from 1943 to 1945; and her life and career following World War II.

      DeWan briefly discusses her nursing training before...
    • WV0027 Mary Jane DeWan Papers

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