Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection
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- Nisbet, Judith Bullock (Person)
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In August 1942, while taking defense courses in Raleigh, Bullock enlisted in the WAVES. She was called up in December and traveled by train to South Hadley, Mass., for training held at Mount Holyoke. She completed her training in February 1943, and was assigned to Public Works in the maintenance department of the Bureau of Aeronautics in Washington, D.C. She served as a messenger for several months and then held a series of other jobs in the maintenance department until the end of the war.
Bullock was put on reserve in November 1945, and in January 1946 she moved to Charlotte with her husband and started family. She married her first husband, Edward "Shorty" Thomas, on April 24, 1943.
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An oral history interview, memoir, photographs and textiles primarily document Nisbet's service during World War II. The oral history interview provides information about Nisbet's childhood in Red Springs, N.C., during the Depression, her education at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina, and her service as a WAVE. Prominent subjects include training at Mount Holyoke College, her military jobs in Washington, D.C., and Presbyterian minister Peter Marshall. Memoir and photographs also document Nisbet's military service. Textiles include a WAVES dress white summer uniform.
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- Nisbet, Judith Bullock
- Nisbet, Judith Bullock -- Interviews
- United States -- Armed Forces -- Women -- Interviews
- United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve
- United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve -- Interviews
- Woman's College of the University of North Carolina -- Alumni and alumnae -- Interviews
- Women in war
- Women sailors -- United States -- Interviews
- Women veterans -- United States -- Interviews
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- Judith Bullock Nisbet Collection
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