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Petty, Thelma L. Mayer (Thelma Lucile Meyer Petty)



  • Existence: 1900 September 2 - 2000 May 1

biographical statement

Thelma Lucile Meyer Petty (1900-2000) was born 2 September, 1900 in Willow Lake, South Dakota. She joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in March 1943 and served until she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) on 1 September, 1943. She served as a motor pool driver, part of the 2525th Service Unit stationed at Fort Myer, Virginia. She received an Honorable Discharge from the service 16 September, 1945 at the rank of sergeant. She was residing in Baxter Springs, Kansas as Thelma Petty at the time of her death on 1 May, 2000.

Found in 1 Collection or Record:

Thelma L. Meyer Petty Collection

Identifier: WV 0375

Thelma L. Meyer Petty (1900 - 2000) served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) from around March 1943 to September 1943 when she enlisted in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) and served as part of the motor pool in Fort Myer, Virginia until September 1945.

The Thelma L. Meyer Petty Papers contain a diary, correspondence, artifacts and miscellaneous ephemera.

Dates: 1942 - 1948; Other: Majority of material found within 1942 - 1945