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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

VIRGINIA MILLER PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Virginia "Ginny" Niple Miller (1918-2004?) of Columbus, Ohio, was an airplane spotter and personnel officer in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) and the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) from 1942 to 1945.


BIOGRAPHY

Virginia Miller was born 20 May 1918 in Columbus, Ohio. She graduated from Bexley High School in 1934, and attended Ohio State University, Albertus Magnus College in Connecticut, and the Tom Hagen School of Design in New York. She returned to Columbus, married, and began work at the Curtiss-Wright Corporation.

On November 14, 1942, Miller enlisted in the Women’s Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC). She attended basic training at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, and was stationed in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, where she worked as an airplane spotter. She later attended Officer Candidate School in Des Moines. In 1943, Miller reenlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC). She completed personnel officer training at Kellogg Field, Michigan, and was then stationed at Colorado Springs, Colorado. Miller was discharged in April of 1945.

After her service, Miller returned to Columbus, Ohio. She moved to several states before eventually settling down in North Carolina.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Portrait of Virginia Miller, 1942
Item # WV0208.6.001
From the Virginia Miller Papers
Virginia Miller in mountains, 1944
Item # WV0208.6.002
From the Virginia Miller Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Certificate of Service, 1945; Honorable Discharge, 1943