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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

MARJORIE L. JACKSON LETTERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Marjorie L. Jackson (1919-1998) of Louisiana served as a corporal in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) Army Air Forces during World War II.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

The collection consists of 123 letters written by Jackson to her fiancé, Henry Heusinkveld, from February through August 1945, while Jackson was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and later, Louisville, Kentucky. While the letters contain some information on Jackson's day-to-day life as a WAC, they focus primarily on the couple's personal relationship.

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BIOGRAPHY

Marjorie L. Jackson (1919-1998) joined the Women's Army Corps (WAC) on 15 March 1944. Following basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, she was assigned to the Army Air Forces Personnel Distribution Command (PDC) in Atlantic City, New Jersey. Jackson was transferred to Bowman Field in Louisville, Kentucky, in April 1945, where she also worked in the PDC until she gained reassignment as a music instructor at the convalescent hospital on base in May 1945.

After the war, Marjorie married Henry Heusinkveld and moved to his family farm in Iowa.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Letter from Marjorie L. Jackson to Henry, 30 May 1945
Item # WV0342.4.001
From the Marjorie L. Jackson Letters

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:

The collection consists of 123 letters written by Jackson to her fiancé, Henry Heusinkveld, from February through August, 1945, while Jackson was stationed in Atlantic City, New Jersey, and later, Louisville, Kentucky.