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Westray Battle Boyce Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0472
Abstract Westray Battle Boyce (1901 - 1972), of Rocky Mount, North Carolina, served as part of the Women's Auxiliary Army Corp (WAAC) and Women's Army Corp (WAC) from 1942 to 1947. She served under General Eisenhower in North Africa and is the first woman to have received the Legion of Merit medal. In 1945, she succeeded Colonel Oveta Culp Hobby as director of the WAC and served as its second director until her retirement from military service in 1947.Collection contains copies of letters to...
Dates: 1943 - 1975; Other: Date acquired: 2009

Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz Collection

 Collection
Identifier: WV 0523
Abstract Irma Jackson Cayton Wertz (1911-2007) of Detroit, Michigan, served as an officer in African American units of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and later the Women's Army Corps (WAC) from 1942-1945.

The collection is made up of nine photographs and one letter from Wertz to her mother.
Dates: 1942 - 1945; Other: Date acquired: 05/01/2007

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  • Names: United States. Army. Women's Army Auxilliary Corps X
  • Subject: World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- United States -- Photographs X
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