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Violet Hill Askins Gordon Collection

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Violet Hill Askins Gordon Collection

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Name:
Violet Hill Askins Gordon
State of Birth:
OK
Home State:
FL
Gender
Female
Race
Black or African American

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military 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
Service Related Injury
None
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.

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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
Contributor:
Violet Hill Askins Gordon
Contributor:
Judith Kent
Contributor:
Judith Kent
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Flagler County Public Library
Contributor:
Barbara W. Hightcap
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
National Court Reporters Association (NCRA)
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.146
Subjects:
Gordon, Violet Hill Askins
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Cite as:
Violet Hill Askins Gordon Collection
(AFC/2001/001/loc.natlib.afc2001001.146), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2/22/2013
 

 

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