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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
Scope and Contents The collection contains Thelma Meyer's diary of the years 1943 to 1945 when she worked in the motor pool out of Fort Myer outside of Washington D.C. It also includes miscellaneous papers regarding her time in the WAAC and WAC. The collection also contains many newspaper clippings, some concerning the WAACs, military humor and life around the time of her service. Correspondence consists of letters to her, some from friends in the service including a serviceman stationed in Italy. The...
Dates: 1942 - 1948; Other: Majority of material found within 1942 - 1945