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Date: 1945 ca.

Description: Flight nurse, Gwen Jensen, on a plane with wounded soldiers. Jensen is wearing a jumpsuit. There are stretchers attached to the sides of the plane with wou...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Pacific

The experiences of nurses, as documented in primary sources, will help students to understand points of view on the war in the Pacific theater

Date: 1958 

Description: Meeting of the 26th of July Movement in Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. Vilma Espin and Fidel Castro crouch over a map spread on the ground....

Date: 1944-08-02 

Description: Helen Durr diving from the launch, Ardith Cauble (Gauble?) observing her.

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

Using primary source WWII recruitment posters helps students to understand World War II

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Three Nurses

Date: 1943-12-05 

Description: Three Lieutenant nurses from Michigan pose behind a sign that declares "Off Limits To All Troops." Names, left to right, are Lieutenant Avice Cleveringa of...

Date: 1958 ca.

Description: Fidel Castro is seated with his constant companion Celia Sanchez, and Vilma Espin, who sits to Castro's left. Cuba.

Date: 1958 

Description: Meeting of the 26th of July Movement in the woods of Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. Fidel Castro, Juan Almeida Bosque and Vilma Espin crouch...

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Rubber Glove Rack

Date: 1943-12-05 

Description: Three Wisconsin women and a man pose in front of a building. In the foreground is a rack holding rubber gloves. Names, left to right, are Lieutenant Kathle...

Date: 1952-06-17 

Description: Mrs. Mary Ellen Fletcher used an inheritance to fly her mother and father in-laws from Birmingham, England to Madison to witness their sons graduation from...

Date: 1966 

Description: Propaganda photograph released by the Vietnam News Agency-Hanoi on March 10, 1966. It was received by the National Coordinating Committee against the War...

Wisconsin World War II Stories: The Struggle

In this lesson students analyze military service record envelopes from Racine County

Sources for learning about Wisconsin women during the war.

Date: 1958 

Description: Meeting of the 26th of July Movement in the woods of Oriente Province during the Cuban Revolution. A number of participants including Vilma Espin and Juan...

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Description: Six female flight nurses pose outdoors. The women wear bathing suits and hold life vests around their necks at the at Alameda Naval Air Strip during Aquati...

Date: 1965-12 

Description: Anti-aircraft crew that was said to have downed 14 American planes during four days in December, 1965. This propaganda photograph was released by a Hanoi...

Date: 1945-02 

Description: Private Winnie L. Cockrell, a carpenter from the United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve, at the Mauna Loa Ridge encampment in Honolulu. Cockrell is wea...

Date: 1944 

Description: WAVES Design No. 2, "WAVE and Sailors." The poster features a woman in a naval uniform, with two sailors standing behind her. WAVES is the acronym for Wome...

Date: 1943 ca.

Description: Flight nurse, Gwen Jensen, visits with her parents as she prepares to leave U.S. soil. Jensen kneels on the floor as her parents sit on a bed next to her....

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Coconuts

Date: 1943-11-05 

Description: Lieutenant Jeanette Loree of East Lansing, Michigan (left) and Lieutenant Dorothy Watts of Jackson, Michigan (right), pose with a coconut and its husk. A b...

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