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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

NINA JOHNSON WIGLESWORTH PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Nina Johnson Wiglesworth, of Raleigh, North Carolina, served in the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve from October 1943 to 1945.


BIOGRAPHY

Nina Johnson Wiglesworth was born in Reidsville, North Carolina, and grew up in Raleigh, North Carolina. She graduated from Hugh Morson High School in 1941 and then worked as a civil servant for the Veterans Administration in Washington, D.C., until joining the Women Marines in October 1943. Wiglesworth completed basic training was at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, where she also attended Quartermaster School. After training, she stayed at Camp Lejeune in the shipping and receiving department.

Nina Wiglesworth married Ernest Wiglesworth in November 1945. They had six children, two of whom served in the military. They lived in Texas and Virginia until Ernest left the Marines and then settled in North Carolina after two years on a farm in Kentucky.


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Women Marines in front of Capitol building, circa 1943
Item # WV0132.6.011
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Women Marines around sign, circa 1944
Item # WV0132.6.008
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Nina Johnson Wiglesworth in front of her parent's home, circa 1944
Item # WV0132.6.014
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Nina Johnson Wiglesworth in work uniform, circa 1943
Item # WV0132.6.013
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Three Women Marines on bench, circa 1943
Item # WV0132.6.012
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Oral history interview with Nina Wiglesworth, 1999
Item # WV0132.5.001
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Women's Reserve barracks at Camp Lejeune, circa 1944
Item # WV0132.6.007
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Laundry room at Camp Lejeune, circa 1944.
Item # WV0132.6.005
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Women's Reserve barracks at Camp Lejeune, circa 1944.
Item # WV0132.6.004
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Women's Reserve barracks at Camp Lejeune, circa 1944.
Item # WV0132.6.003
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Women's Reserve Lounge at Camp Lejeune, circa 1944
Item # WV0132.6.002
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Four Women Marines with boss, circa 1944
Item # WV0132.6.010
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Women Marines by sign, circa 1944
Item # WV0132.6.009
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers
Nina Johnson Wiglesworth with supervisor, circa 1944.
Item # WV0132.6.001
From the Nina Johnson Wiglesworth Papers