Adeline Sears LaPlante Collection
Scope and Contents
Adeline Sears LaPlante (1919-2006) of Easton, Pennsylvania, served as a recruiter and as a public relations officer in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942-1945.
This collection includes letters, postcards and Christmas cards from LaPlante to her parents about her career in the WAAC and the WAC from 1943-1944. The collection also contains a photograph album, and news clippings from LaPlante's time in the service.
- LaPlante, Adeline Sears (Person)
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Biographical / Historical
Adeline Sears LaPlante (1919-2006) was born in Easton, Pennsylvania, on 19 November 1919. She attended the University of Rochester and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree.
LaPlante joined the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) in September, 1942. She attended Officer Candidate School at the WAAC Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and was commissioned in October, 1942. In January, 1943, LaPlante attended recruiter training in Atlanta, Georgia, before being assigned as a WAAC recruiter in Charlotte, North Carolina. While stationed in Charlotte, LaPlante preformed her recruiting duties by traveling to various cities and towns throughout North Carolina. In September, 1943, LaPlante attended Intermediate Officer Training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, and Daytona Beach, Florida. She was transferred to Patterson Field, Fairfield, Ohio, in November, 1943, and worked in public relations. LaPlante met her future husband, Roy LaPlante, there and they married in March, 1944.
She was discharged from the WAC in August, 1945, as a 1st Lieutenant. She was discharged from the WAC in August, 1945, as a 1st Lieutenant. LaPlante died on 21 November, 2006.
0.40 Linear Feet (1 box)
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Method of Acquisition
Donated by Roy S. LaPlante in April, 2007.
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- LaPlante, Adeline Sears
- United States. Army--Women
- United States. Army. Women's Army Auxilliary Corps
- United States. Army. Women's Army Auxilliary Corps -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
- United States. Army. Women's Army Corps
- United States. Army. Women's Army Corps -- Recruiting, enlistment, etc.
- Women and the military
- Women in war
- Women veterans
- Women veterans -- United States
- Women veterans -- United States -- Correspondence
- World War, 1939-1945
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female
- World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States
- Adeline Sears LaPlante Collection
- Jennifer Motszko
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