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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

BESSIE L. HERBERT PHOTO ALBUM

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BIOABSTRACT

Bessie L. Herbert (1906-1971) served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War II.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Photograph album contains pictures of Bessie L. Herbert and friends in various poses during her service in the WAC in World War II. Photos were taken at Camp Grant, Illinois; Fort Sheridan, Illinois; on leave in Brookfield, Massachusetts; Springfield, Massachusetts; and downtown Des Moines, Iowa. Includes some photos of Herbert's family and many of her WAC colleagues. Topics include Herbert posing in front of a WAAC recruitment poster; scenery around Camp Grant in the winter of 1943-44 and the spring of 1944; St. Paul's church in winter; and various buildings at the camp, including barracks, kitchen, office, headquarters, and beauty parlor.

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BIOGRAPHY

Bessie L. Herbert served in the Women's Army Corps during World War II. In 1943 and 1944, she was stationed at Camp Grant, Illinois; Fort Sheridan, Illinois; Springfield, Massachusetts; and Des Moines, Iowa.