Skip Navigation and Jump to Page Content    The Library of Congress >> American Folklife Center  
Veterans History Project (Library of Congress) ABOUT  
SEARCH/BROWSE  
HELP  
COPYRIGHT  
Home » Full Description

Violet Hill Gordon Collection

{ }
Violet Hill Gordon Collection

Biographical Information

thumbnail of Gordon, Violet Hill
Name:
Violet Hill Askins Gordon
State of Birth:
OK
Home State:
FL
Note:
Veteran enlisted as Violet W. Askins and was discharged under the name Violet Ward Hill.
Gender:
Female
Race:
Black or African American
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1942-1946
Entrance into Service:
Commissioned
Branch of Service:
WAC (Women's Army Corps)
Unit of Service:
32nd Company; 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion
Location of Service:
Fort Des Moines, Iowa; Fort Huachuca, Arizona; England; France; European Theater
Highest Rank:
Captain
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
The veteran was 2nd Commanding Officer in the 32nd Company (a racially segregated company). She had enlisted in the WAAC (Women's Army Auxilliary Corps). The 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion was the only all African-American female unit to serve overseas in World War II.

View Digital CollectionCollection Information

Type of Resource:
Computer File: CD [1 item] --Multiple types of electronic files
Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] --Electronic file of interview transcript
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] --Typewritten document
Manuscript: Transcript [1 item] --Typewritten document
Audio: Audio Cassette [2 items] --Reference copy
Photograph: Copy photographic print [4 items] --Photograph
Audio: Audio Cassette [1 item] --Oral history interview
Audio: CD [1 item] --Reference copy
Computer File: Floppy Disk [1 item] --Electronic file of manuscript
Interviewer:
Judith Kent
Contributor:
Judith Kent
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Flagler County Public Library
Transcriber:
Barbara W. Hightcap
Transcriber Affiliation/Organization:
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/146
Subjects:
Gordon, Violet Hill
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. WAC (Women's Army Corps).
Cite as:
Violet Hill Gordon Collection
(AFC/2001/001/146), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   2/22/2013

 

Home » Full Description
  The Library of Congress  >> American Folklife Center
  October 26, 2011
  Legal | External Link Disclaimer Need Help?   
Contact Us