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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

SARAH CLAPP HAWORTH ORAL HISTORY

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BIOABSTRACT

Sarah Clapp Haworth (1920-2011) served in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and worked with the The Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II.


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BIOGRAPHY

Sarah Clapp Haworth was born in Swannanoa, North Carolina in 1920. She finished high school in 1937, attending college at Asheville Normal and Teacher’s College. Upon completing her college degree, she took a teaching job in Rockwell, North Carolina, where she was when Pearl Harbor was attacked in December of 1941. The following summer of 1942, Haworth went to Fort Bragg, North Carolina to enlist, then two months later, traveled to Fort Des Moines in Iowa for basic training. She was then stationed in Washington D.C. at the Pentagon, in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), which was the predecessor of the CIA.

When the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps was converted into the Women’s Army Corps in 1943, Haworth had the choice to continue in the service or to receive discharge. She chose to be discharged and took a teaching job in Gastonia, North Carolina. Haworth died in 2011.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Portrait of Sarah Haworth, circa 1942
Item # WV0509.6.002
From the Sarah Clapp Haworth Oral History
WAAC Company 177, 3rd Regiment, 1942
Item # WV0509.6.001
From the Sarah Clapp Haworth Oral History
Oral history interview with Sarah Clapp Haworth, 2011
Item # wv0509.5.001
From the Sarah Clapp Haworth Oral History