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    • [ANC nurses during live fire training, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A group of Army nurses watch others crawl under a wire course during live fire training, circa 1943. The women wear field uniforms, helmets, and gas mask bags.
    • WV0221 Shirley Van Brakle Papers
    • [Janet Beckey at work in Heidelberg, Germany, 1952]

    • 1952
    • A photograph of WAC Janet Beckey at work at her desk at the U.S. Army Europe headquarters in 1952. Beckey worked under the supervision of Therese M. Lambert in Heidelberg, Germany. Beckey is dressed in a WAC service uniform worn with out a jacket.
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [WACs in front of photographic mapping squadron sign, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Anne Heyer (back row, left) poses with five other WACs in various uniforms under a sign for the 3rd Photographic Mapping Squadron Laboratory at MacDill Airfield in Tampa, Florida, circa 1944. Heyer wears the WAC summer off-duty dress and a gas mask...
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Captain Smith at Kennedy General Hospital, 1946]

    • 1946
    • Captain Smith, the chief dietitian of Kennedy General Hospital, poses for a picture in Memphis, Tennessee, in 1946. Smith is dressed in an Army Nurse Corps (ANC) off-duty dress uniform and service cap. She has an ANC service bag tucked under her...
    • WV0426 Caroline Morrison Garrett Papers, 1941-1948
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rechel, 2001

    • 2001-01-22
    • Documents Dorothy Rechel's service in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1953 to 1976.

      Rechel discusses her German ancestry; her parents' career; playing softball; her father serving in the Civil Defense Corps during WWII; and a VE Day...
    • WV0196 Dorothy Jane Rechel Papers
    • Oral history interview with Elizabeth Ray, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray primarily discusses her lengthy career in the army and air force.

      Elizabeth "Betty" Ann Ray briefly discusses being raised by her widowed father, moving frequently around Oklahoma because of his job, attending...
    • WV0416 Elizabeth Ann Ray Papers
    • [Elizabeth Simpson and WAVES at Indiana University, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Elizabeth Simpson (right) poses with two fellow WAVES under an awning with the Indiana University logo in spring 1943. The women wear the WAVES dress blue uniform and soft-brimmed hat with blue cover.
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [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
    • [Letter from Marcelle Fisher to her mother, 1943]

    • 1943-06-23
    • Fischer is unhappy in her current position, not getting along with her commanding officer, and believes that "apple polishers" achieve more than those that work hard. She is under pressures and stress, and her arthritis has returned. She also...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs under tree, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Five women, three in WAC uniforms, pose under a tree at MacDill Airfield in Tampa, Florida, circa 1943. Anne Heyer (top right) holds her camera.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • [Evelyn Patricia Foote and Melodie Esposito, circa 1972]

    • 1971
    • Major Evelyn "Pat" Foote (left) shakes hands with Drill Sergeant Melodie Esposito in front of an American flag, circa 1971. Both women wear olive green fatigues; Foote wears the Vietnam patch on her sleeve. The "Oath of Enlistment" is tucked under...
    • WV0360 Evelyn Patricia Foote Papers
    • Oral history interview with Linda L. Bray, 2008

    • 2008-10-13
    • Oral history primarily documents Linda Bray's service in the U.S. Army, particularly as the first woman to lead troops into combat.

      Bray briefly discusses her childhood. She goes on to talk about her reasons for joining the military and her...
    • WV0432 Linda L. Bray Papers
    • [Army bivouac in New Guinea, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • Picture of an army bivouac in New Guinea, as seen in 1943 or 1944. Soldiers set up tents and cots under palm trees. A servicewoman stands in the foreground with her back to the camera.
    • WV0269 Carrie Radnik Collection, 1942-1945, 2003
    • [Letter from Annie Pozyck to her parents, 1945]

    • 1945-03-29
    • Pozyck details her base's church facilities, and the various conditions under which she has worshiped. She also notes her letters to Louis which continue to be returned, her Filipino maid, and going swimming with Jay, with whom she saw "This is the...
    • WV0333 Annie Pozyck Papers
    • Oral history interview with Frances Hunt Hall, 1999

    • 1999-04-29
    • Primarily details France Hunt Hall's experiences at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service)...
    • WV0071 Frances Hunt Hall Papers
    • Oral history interview with Adeline Ledesma Teague, 2002

    • 2002-01-17
    • Primarily documents Adeline Ledesma Horner Teague's early life, ethnicity, service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), and her career and education in teaching after the war.


      Teague provides an...
    • WV0241 Adeline Ledesma Teague Papers
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Post Hoover, 2000

    • 2000-06-05
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dot" Post Hoover's early life and service with the WASP.

      Pre-service topics include Hoover's aspirations to become a writer and a pilot; admiration of Charles Lindbergh; attending the Civilian Pilot Training...
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers

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