Texas Women In World War II

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Women are all too easily forgotten when it comes to war. In this unique volume, Cindy Weigand tells the individual stories of female WWII veterans now living in Texas. These courageious women reveal their war experiences detailing physical exams, troop train rides, and coping with the reactions of their families. They describe the trials of seeing fiances one day and losing them the next, healing the emotional and mental as well as the physical wounds, and enduring extreme ...

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Overview

Women are all too easily forgotten when it comes to war. In this unique volume, Cindy Weigand tells the individual stories of female WWII veterans now living in Texas. These courageious women reveal their war experiences detailing physical exams, troop train rides, and coping with the reactions of their families. They describe the trials of seeing fiances one day and losing them the next, healing the emotional and mental as well as the physical wounds, and enduring extreme conditions in service to their country.

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Editorial Reviews

Houston Press
The book shows how women provided crucial support behind the battlefield lines.
— Bob Ruggiero
Port Aurthur News
The women in the book share their sense of pride, dread and danger as they scrificed to protect out country.
— Darragh Doiron
Review Of Texas Boos
Anyone interested in war history will be impressed with the coverage given to this important period seen through the eyes of those who have not, until now, spoken much about a different side of the war.
Williamson County Sun
Anyone interested in war history will be impressed with the coverage given to this important period, seen through the eyes of those who have not, until now, spoken much about a different side of war. This book is highly recommended to young readers interested in learning more about the jobs women held during war years.
— Linda Lipscomb
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781556229480
  • Publisher: Taylor Trade Publishing
  • Publication date: 11/1/2003
  • Pages: 280
  • Product dimensions: 5.67 (w) x 8.71 (h) x 0.71 (d)

Meet the Author

Cindy Weigand is a freelance writer and amateur historian of World War II focusing on the contributions of women. Her publishing credits include articles in regional magazines in Texas and Pennsylvania, and the Friends Journal, the magazine of the Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. She lives in Georgetown, Texas.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction 1
1 Oveta Culp Hobby 4
2 Mac McWilliams Barry 17
3 Therese Slone-Baker 27
4 Patsy Bruner Palmquist 34
5 Lois C. Jones 40
6 Ruth Hamilton Prengle 47
7 Buena "Mac" McQueen Lehman 56
8 Doris McCraw Cobb 64
9 Marion K. Kennedy 72
10 Patricia "Pat" D. Costello Hutchinson 79
11 Dorothy Davis Thompson 96
12 H. R. Brantley 112
13 Mary Ellen Ancelin Guay 132
14 Gladys "Linky" Sommer Brokhausen 138
15 Evelyn Wheeler Swenson 149
16 Margaret "Peggy" Peck Baros 155
17 Juanita Mang Gosch 159
18 Doris Baker Howard 162
19 Janie "Tex" Sheppard 166
20 Vera "Dee" Dietel Crawford 171
21 Florene Miller Watson 179
22 Marie Muccie Genaro 187
23 Lois Brooks Hailey 196
24 Madge Leon Moore 204
25 Elizabeth "Betty" Williamson Shipley 211
26 Dorothy A. Lucas 218
27 Linden N. Anderson 224
App. 1 235
App. 2 239
Further Reading and Other Resources 249
Index 251
About the Author 257
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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 30, 2005

    Excellent source of 'living' history

    Many of members of the greatest generation are around us and a unique historian like Ms. Weigand makes their story available to future generations. Hopefully, Texas Republic Publishers will keep 'TEXAS WOMEN IN WORLD WAR II' available for many years to come. Like Stephen Ambrose's 'Band Of Borthers' it is a treasured reference that should not be over-looked

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