The Resource An army in skirts : the World War II letters of Frances DeBra, Frances DeBra Brown

An army in skirts : the World War II letters of Frances DeBra, Frances DeBra Brown

Label
An army in skirts : the World War II letters of Frances DeBra
Title
An army in skirts
Title remainder
the World War II letters of Frances DeBra
Statement of responsibility
Frances DeBra Brown
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Over 150,000 women served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) in World War II. Although the majority of WACs were assigned to duties in the United States, several thousand received overseas assignments. More than 7,600 WACs served in the European Theater of Operations (ETO), mostly as communications workers, stenographers, typists, and clerks. Only 8 percent worked in jobs considered unusual for women such as mechanics, draftsmen, interpreters, and weather observers. Frances DeBra Brown was a draftsmen at American headquarters in London and Paris, where she worked on classified material. Frances DeBra was born and raised in Danville, Indiana. An army in skirts : the World War II letters of Frances DeBra contains the letters that Frances wrote to her family and letters from family and friends to Frances. The letters vividly detail her World War II service, beginning with basic training at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia. After an assignment at an army air field in Marianna, Florida, where she worked on the post newsletter, she was shipped overseas on the HMS Queen Mary. While in London she worked through buzz bomb and V-2 rocket attacks, slept in shelters fully clothed, and made the acquaintance of a young English woman and her family. Arriving in Paris two weeks after the city's liberation, Frances witnessed the city's devastation and the effects of war on the populace. During her stay in Paris she attended classes at the?cole des Beaux-Arts and received a marriage proposal"--Jacket
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, Frances DeBra
Dewey number
940.54/1273092
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
D769.39
LC item number
.B76 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Brown, Frances DeBra
  • United States
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Soldiers
  • Women soldiers
  • Brown, Frances DeBra
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Military participation
  • Soldiers
  • Women soldiers
  • United States
  • Tweede Wereldoorlog
  • Vrouwen
  • USA
  • Soldatin
  • Weltkrieg (1939-1945)
  • Frankreich
Label
An army in skirts : the World War II letters of Frances DeBra, Frances DeBra Brown
Link
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Active service and basic training -- Fort Meade, South Dakota -- Marianna Army Air Field, Florida -- Christmas at Marianna Air Field, Florida -- Work on the flight line -- Overseas training -- London -- Buzz bombs -- Somewhere in France -- Paris -- Battle of the Bulge -- Bleak winter in wartime -- Springtime in war-weary Paris -- V-E Day -- Summer -- Three-day pass to Brussels -- Halton -- Le Havre -- Frances's watercolor drawings
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 264 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035677692
Label
An army in skirts : the World War II letters of Frances DeBra, Frances DeBra Brown
Link
Publication
Note
Includes index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Active service and basic training -- Fort Meade, South Dakota -- Marianna Army Air Field, Florida -- Christmas at Marianna Air Field, Florida -- Work on the flight line -- Overseas training -- London -- Buzz bombs -- Somewhere in France -- Paris -- Battle of the Bulge -- Bleak winter in wartime -- Springtime in war-weary Paris -- V-E Day -- Summer -- Three-day pass to Brussels -- Halton -- Le Havre -- Frances's watercolor drawings
Extent
1 online resource (ix, 264 pages
Form of item
online
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations (some color))
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1035677692

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