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    • Oral history interview with Dorothy H. Jordan, 1999

    • 1999-05-03
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • Primarily documents Dorothy H. Jordan's early life in New York; her service in the Women's Army Corps, especially her military police (MP) duty at Fort Oglethorpe, and the effects of her disabling skin condition.


      Jordan details playing...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Austell, 2000

    • 2000-09-18
    • WV0184 Dorothy B. Austell Papers
    • Primarily documents Dorothy B. Austell's service as an undercover agent in the Women's Army Corps with the Office of Strategic Services during World War II and her post-war work as an insurance agent.

      Austell describes her athleticism in...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rice, 1999

    • 1999-10-31
    • WV0112 Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice Papers
    • Primarily documents Dorothy Mae Griffin Rice's experiences in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve during World War II and the Korean War and her life as a Marine wife.

      Topics related to Rice's service in the Women Marines include her parents'...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Farrington Gribble, 1999

    • 1999-02-09
    • WV0035 Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
    • Primarily documents Dorothy "Dottie" Farrington Gribble's military service in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1945, particularly her time at Bergstrom Field in Texas, and her personal life and...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Coley, 1999

    • 1999-11-08
    • WV0117 Dorothy Coley Papers
    • Primarily documents Coley's education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and her experiences in the American Red Cross while stationed in the United States.

      Coley...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy May Miller, 2001

    • 2001-02-08
    • WV0198 Dorothy M. Miller Papers
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Ahlswede Baker, 2007

    • 2007-02-21
    • WV0385 Dorothy Baker Papers
    • Primarily documents Dorothy A. Baker's nurse's training and service with the Army Nurse Corps from 1945 to 1947.

      Baker describes her childhood, including her German ancestry and being raised by her grandparents in Wisconsin. She discusses...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Post Hoover, 2000

    • 2000-06-05
    • WV0170 Dorothy Hoover Papers
    • 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...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Sullivan, 2004

    • 2004-02-09
    • WV0187 Dorothy R. Collins Sullivan Papers
    • Interview primarily documents Dorothy Collins Sullivan's service in the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) and the WAC (Women's Army Corps).

      Sullivan details her reasons for joining the WAC, including the slogan "Free a Man to Fight." She...
    • Oral history interview with Dorothy Rechel, 2001

    • 2001-01-22
    • WV0196 Dorothy Jane Rechel Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-26
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Avery writes about her first day as a WASP at Avenger Field. Details include the schedule, her roommate and fellow WASPs, her quarters and new wardrobe, and the 40 percent washout rate.
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-27
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Avery describes Sweetwater, Texas, a snake disrupting their drill practice, having a morning off to clean, the possibility of starting to fly soon, the regimentation of the WASP, and planning a parade for the second graduating class.
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-28
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Avery describes a graduation parade and the graduates' nice uniforms, their class' misfitting zoot suits, her cleaning activities, taking frequent showers because of the heat and dust, starting on flight line the following day, and worrying about...
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943-05-31
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Avery describes her first day of flying, including being allowed to do maneuvers and land the PT-19. She also mentions watching a movie on base, attending vespers, their first physical training (PT) exercises, the showers, and how everyone enjoys...
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Avery provides a detailed description of a typical day. It includes a minute-by-minute schedule of her meals, classes, flight training, and free time.
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Butch, 1943]

    • 1943-06-01
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Avery has a had busy day with two flight periods and cleanup duty, and thinks she is being picked on. She has been practicing stalls and spins.
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Eunice, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Avery writes of the death of an instructor and student after a plane crash. She also notes they are swimming for PT to prepare for crashes into water. She explains where her nickname of "Sunny" came from.
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Mary, 1943]

    • 1943-06
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • 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...
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery to Finnigan, circa 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Avery passed her civilian check ride earlier, but did not attempt her Army check ride due to ill health. She describes her recent cross-country and night flights, and close calls and crash landings other pilots have had. Ground school has been...
    • [Letter from Dorothy Avery, 1943]

    • 1943
    • WV0204 Dorothy Avery Papers
    • Avery writes that the planes are grounded due to a new technical order, so everyone is catching up on cleaning since they can't fly. There are 15 days left before she graduates from WASP training.

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