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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

BERNICE MORAN MILLER PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Bernice Moran Miller, of Dunnstown, Pennsylvania, served in the Women’s Army Corps from October 1942 to October 1945.


BIOGRAPHY

Bernice Moran Miller was born and raised in Dunnstown, Pennsylvania. After graduating high school in 1927, she attended nearby Lock Haven Teachers College (now Lock Haven University) and graduated in 1931. She worked as a waitress for two years before securing a teaching position at a rural elementary school in Allenwood, Pennsylvania. She taught there for four years and then at a school in Montgomery, Pennsylvania, until enlisting in the the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps in October 1942.

Miller attended basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and then went to photography school at Lowry Field in Denver, Colorado. She was then assigned to the 2nd Mapping Squadron at Felts Field, Washington, in spring 1943 and Miller remained there until early 1944, when she was transferred back to Lowry Feild. In July 1944, she was transferred to Wright-Patterson Field in Dayton, Ohio, where she analyzed photographs to identify German scientific and factory equipment. Miller was discharged on 17 October 1945.

Bernice Miller married Herbert Miller in January 1944. She was a teacher until her retirement and has traveled to over 140 countries.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Bernice Moran Miller with camera, circa 1943
Item # WV0104.6.004
From the Bernice Moran Miller Papers
Bernice Moran Miller shoveling coal, 1943
Item # WV0104.6.005
From the Bernice Moran Miller Papers
Bernice Moran Miller outside WAC facility, circa 1944
Item # WV0104.6.001
From the Bernice Moran Miller Papers
Bernice Moran Miller in overcoat, 1942
Item # WV0104.6.002
From the Bernice Moran Miller Papers
WAC parade on V-J Day, 1945
Item # WV0104.6.007
From the Bernice Moran Miller Papers
WAC unit at Lowry Field,1943.
Item # WV0104.6.008
From the Bernice Moran Miller Papers
Oral history interview with Bernice Moran Miller, 1999
Item # WV0104.5.001
From the Bernice Moran Miller Papers
Bernice Moran Miller in front of sign, 1943
Item # WV0104.6.003
From the Bernice Moran Miller Papers
Two WACs play in sand, 1943
Item # WV0104.6.006
From the Bernice Moran Miller Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Correspondence, 1943