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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

ANN KAPLOWITZ GOLDBERG PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg (b. 1924) of Brooklyn, New York, worked in classified communications with the Women’s Army Corps from 1944 to 1946.


BIOGRAPHY

Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg was born on 23 November 1924 in Brooklyn, New York, to Russian parents. She attended Thomas Jefferson High School in New York and worked as a secretary before joining the military.

Goldberg enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps on 7 December 1944 and became part of the U.S. Army Air Force. After basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, in early 1945, Goldberg served at Sheppard Field in Wichita Falls, Texas. Due to a broken arm, she was transferred from radio operator school to the Army Airways Communication System headquarters in Asheville, North Carolina. There, Goldberg worked with classified files in a secure room in city hall. Goldberg did similar work with the AACS (Army Airway Communications System) at Langley Field, Virginia, where she was transferred to in fall 1945. She was discharged on 21 February 1946 at Fort Dix, New Jersey, as a sergeant.

Ann Kaplowitz married Abe Goldberg after the war. They lived in Brooklyn, New York, California, Nevada, Maine, and Florida and had two sons. Goldberg continued to work, including as a secretary at Fieldston School in the Bronx.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg and WAC friend, 1945
Item # WV0142.6.002
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg, 1945
Item # WV0142.6.001
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
Portrait of Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg, circa 1945
Item # WV0142.6.007
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
Officers and Cadre of WAC Company II, 21st Regiment, 1945
Item # WV0142.6.010
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
WAC Company 11, 21st Regiment, 1945
Item # WV0142.6.008
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
End of basic training party, 1945
Item # WV0142.6.009
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
Oral history interview with Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg, 2000
Item # WV0142.5.001
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
WACs at mail call, 1945
Item # WV0142.6.006
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
WACs outside Barrack 12 at Fort Oglethorpe, G.A., 1945
Item # WV0142.6.005
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg with mop, 1945
Item # WV0142.6.004
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers
Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg hanging laundry, 1945
Item # WV0142.6.003
From the Ann Kaplowitz Goldberg Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Military papers, 1946; Song and Service Book for Ship and Field, 1942; WAC Veterans Association buttons and miscellaneous souvenirs.