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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

HENRIETTA PEARL TERRY PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Henrietta Pearl Terry (b. 1904) served in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1942 to 1945.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Photographs; service diary; military papers, flight log; U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia Pictorial Review, ca. 1943-1945; WAVES of the Navy: A Story of the Women’s Reserve Activities at the Naval Air Station by Eunice A. Horne; Certificate of Satisfactory Service ID Card, 1946; Officer’s Cap Device; Lieutenant’s Collar Bars; Honorable Service "Ruptured Duck" Pin.

Related Collection: The Henrietta Pearl Terry Collection (MSS 173) in the Manuscripts Collection provides artifacts, biographical information, correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, diaries, and memorabilia relating to Terry’s life before and after her military service.


BIOGRAPHY

Henrietta Pearl Terry, a professor of mathematics, joined the WAVES in 1942. Lieutenant Terry was trained as an aerologist and stationed at the US Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia. As an aerologist she accompanied many flight crews, but according to her diary and flight log she learned to fly and often piloted these planes herself.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
WAVES study map at Naval Air Station Norfolk, circa 1944
Item # WV0197.6.004
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
Meterology class photo, circa 1944
Item # WV0197.6.003
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
Diary of Henrietta Pearl Terry, 1944
Item # WV0197.3.001
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
WAVES in receiving line, circa 1943
Item # WV0197.6.001
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
Recieving line at U.S. Navy event, circa 1944
Item # WV0197.6.002
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
WAVES relax in lounge, circa 1944
Item # WV0197.6.005
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
Henrietta Pearl Terry on a vanity, 1943
Item # WV0197.6.006
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
Henrietta Pearl Terry at vanity, 1943
Item # WV0197.6.007
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
WAVES in snow storm, circa 1942
Item # WV0197.6.008
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
Henrietta Terry in snow, circa 1942
Item # WV0197.6.009
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
Violet Boynton at Smith College, Massachusetts, circa 1942
Item # WV0197.6.014
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
Dormitory at Smith College, Massachusetts, 1942
Item # WV0197.6.015
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers
WAVES in snow at Smith College, circa 1942
Item # WV0197.6.016
From the Henrietta Pearl Terry Papers