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WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice.

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WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice.  [[Members of the Women's Army Corps identifying incorrectly a...] (November 1943)


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Image Title

:  WACs expediting soldiers' mail at camp postoffice.

Alternate Title

: [Members of the Women's Army Corps identifying incorrectly addressed mail for soldiers, Post Locator Department, Camp Breckinridge, Kentucky, November 30, 1943.]

Additional Name(s)

: United States. Office of War Information -- Sponsor
United States. Army. Signal Corps -- Sponsor

Created Date

: November 1943

Medium

: Gelatin silver prints

Specific Material Type

: Photographs

Item Physical Description

: 1 photographic print: gelatin silver, 8 x 10 in.

Item/Page/Plate

: 38949

Notes

: Original negative #: 5SC-2325-43-371-PR439; Caption on back: "Thousands of letters and parcels, incorrectly addressed, never would reach the soldiers for whom they were intended if it were not for the job these WACs are doing in the postoffice at Camp Breckinridge, Ky. These 'detectives' of the Post Locator Department deal with incomplete addresses, wrong spelling, poor handwriting and whatever else interferes with speedy delivery of soldiers' mail. / Pfc. Ruby O'Brien, 1312 Ashby-av., Berkley, Cal., nearest camera, has uncovered a clue in her files which will send another letter to its owner. / Pfc. O'Brien, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. L. O'Brien, 1630 Port-st., Beumont, Tex., is a graduate of Charlton High School in Beumont and attended Tillotson College in Austin, Tex. She was employed at Naval Supply Depot, Oakland, Cal., before enlisting for military service. / After joining the Women's Army Corps, Pfc. O'Brien was selected for six weeks' special training at WAC Administrative School at Fort Des Moines, Ia. / At work at the adjoining desk is Pvt. Millie Holloway, 324 Pocahontas-st., Louisville, Ky."

Source

: Military. / World War II / United States. Army; Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAACs) and Women's Army Corps (WACs)

Source Description

: 3531 items (9.9 lin. ft., 39 boxes)

Location

: Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture / Photographs and Prints Division

Catalog Call Number

: Sc Photo Military

Digital ID

: 1260351

Record ID

: 612771

Digital Item Published

: 4-29-2005; updated 1-20-2012

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