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.