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  • Date: on 1942
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    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents discussing daily life in the service. She describes her relations with the other women she works with as well as the fit of her uniform.
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-09
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Adeline LaPlante writes to her parents about the challenges of life in the WAAC. She discusses exams and a peer-rating system her platoon uses. She also provides information about her schedule and expenses.
    • [Letter from Adeline LaPlante to parents, 1942]

    • 1942-12-25
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Adeline LaPlante writes a Christmastime letter to her parents discussing promotions and a potential career move into recruiting. LaPlante is mildly distressed about relations with Doug and expresses disappointment in her ranking.
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante]

    • 1942-10-18
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) summer uniform, October 18, 1942, with salute-bars on shoulders, indicating LaPlante is commissioned. Caption on back of photograph:"Oh deu golden bars! October 18, 1942"
    • [The reviewship party]

    • 1942-10-07
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Caption on back of the photograph reads "the reviewship party, with six unnamed individuals, ends its inspection, at Fort DesMoines, Iowa, October 7, 1942."
    • [Boomtown Fort Des Moines]

    • 1942-09-26
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Caption on back of the photograph:"Agnes Tuiemau and Lois Wilen in front of the home of two WAACs auxiliaries, Boomtown Fort Des Moines, Iowa, on September 26, 1942. The photograph was taken on a Sunday walk."
    • [WAAC in uniform]

    • 1942-10-07
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Possibly Adeline Sears LaPlante wearing the WAAC (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) uniform with a gas mask, October 7, 1942. Caption on back of photograph:"What the well dressed WAAC will wear. Oct. 7, '42"
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante receives commission ceremony]

    • 1942-10-17
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante outdoor ceremony where LaPlante receives commission. Caption on back of photograph: O.C.[officer candidate] Sears becomes a third officer; second louie[lieutenant] is the preferred title. Oct. 17, 1942."
    • [Adeline Sears LaPlante profile]

    • 1942-10-18
    • WV0395 Adeline Sears LaPlante Papers, 1942-1945
    • Adeline Sears LaPlante as a WAACs[Women's Auxiliary Army Corps] company officer, at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, October 18, 1942.
    • [Rachel Summers McGee outside building, circa 1942]

    • 1942
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • Rachel Summers McGee stands in front of an unknown building, wearing the WAAC enlisted second pattern olive drab winter uniform and garrison cap, circa 1942.
    • [WAAC 5th Company, 3rd Regiment, 1942]

    • 1942-12-19
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • 5th Company of the WAAC 3rd Regiment is photographed at the Fort Des Moines Training Center on December 19, 1942.
    • [Official United States Army Signal Corps photograph, circa 1942-1945]

    • 1942-1945
    • WV0523 Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Papers, 1942-1945
    • African American WAAC or WAC officers, a Red Cross worker, and one enlisted man pose in front of a U.S. flag. Irma Wertz is standing, first from left. The seated WAACs wear Captain pins, and the remaining WAACs are all either First or Second...
    • [Irma Cayton cutting into a cake, circa 1942-1945]

    • 1942-1945
    • WV0523 Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Papers, 1942-1945
    • Irma Cayton cuts into a cake as three African American WAACs or WACs watch. Cayton is wearing a Ninth Service Command patch, ribbon bar, and the Pallas Athene pin; circa 1942-1945.

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