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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

ARLINE E. FURSTMAN PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Arline E. Furstman served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

The Furstman collection contain letters and postcards from Arline Furstman to an acquaintance in Jamaica, Long Island, which chiefly document Furstman's service with the WAVES in 1944 and 1945, including her duties in the military, off-duty activities, reactions to VJ Day in August 1945, entertainment, and the 1945 plane crash into the Empire State Building.

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BIOGRAPHY

Arline E. Furstman served in the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War II. In the fall of 1944, she was at the Naval Station at Great Lakes, Illinois. By November 1944, Furstman had been sent to San Diego, California, and in July 1945, she was ordered to San Bruno, California. Her date of discharge from the WAVES is unknown.