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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

MARIE CODY PAPERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Marie Cody served in the U.S. Navy WAVES during World War II.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

Correspondence from Donald M. Downey to Cody, 1945-1946; Downey's other correspondence, 1937-1946, 1956-1959, n.d.; Miscellaneous newsletter and newspaper clippings, ca. 1940.


BIOGRAPHY

Marie Cody was stationed in Washington, D.C., and California as a member of the U.S. Navy WAVES. At that time, she was engaged to pilot Larry Downey, who went missing in action. Cody later began a relationship with Larry's brother Donald through correspondence.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Letter from Marie Cody to Don, 14 March, 1945.
Item # WV0157.4.001
From the Marie Cody Papers
Letter from Marie Cody to Don, 1945
Item # WV0157.4.002
From the Marie Cody Papers
Letter from Marie Cody to Don, 11 Apr 1945
Item # WV0157.4.003
From the Marie Cody Papers

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Correspondence from Donald M. Downey to Cody, 1945-1946; Downey's other correspondence, 1937-1946, 1956-1959, n.d.; Miscellaneous newsletter and newspaper clippings, ca. 1940.