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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

DOROTHY E. WAIN THOMPSON PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Dorothy E. Wain Thompson (1912-1999) of Rowan County, North Carolina, served in the WAAC and WAC during World War II.


BIOGRAPHY

Dorothy E. Wain Thompson of Granite Quarry, North Carolina, joined WAAC in January 1943. After basic training at Daytona Beach, Florida, Thompson was stationed at Camp Polk, Louisiana, and Fort Devens, Massachusetts, for administrative and overseas training. In July 1943 she arrived in England as member of the 76th Company, First WAAC Separate Battalion, the first WAAC contingent to be sent overseas. There, Thompson worked as a stenographer for the VIII Bomber Command until she was appointed personal secretary to General James H. (Jimmy) Doolittle.

After the war, she married Curtis Thompson, and from 1961 to 1976 worked with the Office of Civil Defense in Dallas.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
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Dorthy Wain in a field, 1943
Item # WV0431.6.002
From the Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
Portrait of Dorthy E. Wain Thompson, 1943
Item # WV0431.6.004
From the Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
Portrait of Dorthy E. Wain, circa 1943
Item # WV0431.6.005
From the Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
Dorothy E. Wain outside of the Mayfield, circa 1943
Item # WV0431.6.003
From the Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers
Dorothy E. Wain Thompson sitting on a wall, circa 1944
Item # WV0431.6.001
From the Dorothy E. Wain Thompson Papers