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The Betty H. Carter Women Veterans Historical Project

CATHERINE "KAY" COX LETTERS

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BIOABSTRACT

Catherine "Kay" Cox (b. 1922) of Salem, Massachusetts, was a recruiter in the WAC (Women's Army Corps) during World War II.


COLLECTION SUMMARY

The collection contains approximately fifty letters written by Cox to Robert W. Curwen (1921-2008), a friend in the U.S. Army Air Forces, during World War II. The letters contain information on Cox's duties in the WAC and her thoughts on the U.S. Army. Included also are photographs and a copy of the 14 March 1944 Pill Pusher, the newspaper of the Stark General Army Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina.

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BIOGRAPHY

Catherine "Kay" Cox (b. 1922) of Salem, Massachusetts, attended Radcliffe College in Cambridge, Massachusetts. She joined the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in August 1943 and was sent to the Second WAC Training Center at Daytona, Florida. In early 1944, Cox was assigned to Stark General Hospital in Charleston, South Carolina. She was transferred to Mobile, Alabama, in April 1944, where she worked as a recruiter for the WAC until the end of the war.


CONTENTS AVAILABLE ONLINE:
Item
Portrait of Kay Cox, 1944
Item # WV0366.6.001
From the Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters
Pill Pusher, 1944
Item # WV0366.2.001
From the Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters
Letter from Catherine Cox to Bob, 1944
Item # WV0366.4.001
From the Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters
Letter from Catherine Cox to Bob, 1944
Item # WV0366.4.002
From the Catherine "Kay" Cox Letters

ADDITIONAL CONTENTS:
Approximately fifty letters written by Cox to Robert W. Curwen (1921-2008), a friend in the U.S. Army Air Force, during World War II. The letters contain information on Cox's duties in the WAC and her thoughts on the Army.