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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

DOROTHY FARRINGTON GRIBBLE PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Dorothy "Dottie" Farrington Gribble of High Point, North Carolina, served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) and the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) from 1943 to 1945, and then had a long career in sales.


BIOGRAPHY

Dorothy "Dottie" Farrington Gribble was born in High Point, North Carolina. After graduating from Colfax High School in 1936, she worked for the Mojud (Beringer) Hosiery Mill in Greensboro.

Gribble enlisted in the WAAC in early 1943 and attended basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. She did additional training at Russellville, Arkansas, before being assigned to the 89th Headquarters, Air Force, at Bergstrom Field in Austin, Texas. There she served in a personnel office doing administrative work for a year. She left the WAC following her marriage to Bill Gribble, who was also stationed at Bergstrom, in June 1944.

Following Bill Gribble’s discharge several years later, the Gribbles returned to Greensboro, where Dottie took a cosmetology course and started a beauty shop. She also worked in telephone sales for Sears. Following her husband’s death in 1963, Gribble went to work for Berry Water Gardens in nearby Kernersville for twelve years. She then worked in the telephone sales department of J.C. Penney's department store before returning to Sears telephone sales and contracts. Dorothy Gribble died on 12 June 2007.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Dorothy Farrington driving jeep, circa 1944
Item # WV0035.6.002
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Dorothy Farrington at desk, circa 1944
Item # WV0035.6.003
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Dorothy and Carter Farrington, 1943
Item # WV0035.6.008
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Group photo of WACs, 1944
Item # WV0035.6.011
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Portrait of Dorothy Farrington Gribble, 1943
Item # WV0035.6.012
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Army Administration Class, 1943
Item # WV0035.6.010
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
WAACs march in parade, 1943
Item # WV0035.6.001
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
WAACs parade past barracks, 1943
Item # WV0035.6.007
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Dorothy Farrington and friend in uniform, 1943
Item # WV0035.6.009
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Dorothy Farrington and Kay Craven in gowns, 1944
Item # WV0035.6.004
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Dorothy Farrington and friend in gas masks, circa 1944
Item # WV0035.6.006
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
WACs in mess hall, circa 1944
Item # WV0035.6.013
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Dorothy Farrington exiting plane, circa 1944
Item # WV0035.6.005
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers
Oral history interview with Dorothy Farrington Gribble, 1999
Item # WV0035.5.001
From the Dorothy Farrington Gribble Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
"Dottie Gribble's new mission honors all women who served in the military," Kernersville News, 11 November 1995.