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Violet Caroline Smolek Collection

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Violet Caroline Smolek Collection

Biographical Information

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Name:
Violet Caroline Bascik Smolek
State of Birth:
MI
Home State:
MI
Note:
Veteran's biographical form lists race/ethnicity as Polish.
Gender:
Female
Race:
Other
War or Conflict:
World War, 1939-1945
Status:
Veteran
Dates of Service:
1944-1946
Entrance into Service:
Enlisted
Branch of Service:
WAC (Women's Army Corps)
Unit of Service:
1st WAC Special Services
Location of Service:
European Theater; Paris, France; Berchtesgaden, Germany; El Paso, Texas
Highest Rank:
Corporal
Prisoner of War:
No
Service History Note:
Special duties/highlights/achievements include: "first medical artist WAC; worked with plastic surgeons in William Beaumont Hospital, El Paso, Texas."

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Type of Resource:
Video: MiniDV [1 item] --Oral history interview
Photograph: Digital print [1 item] --Photographs
Manuscript: Creative works [81 items] --Handwritten document
Interviewer:
Nancy Mitchell
Interviewer:
Ellen K. Donnelly
Contributor Affiliation/Organization:
Library of Congress
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/60717
Subjects:
Smolek, Violet Caroline
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. WAC (Women's Army Corps).
Cite as:
Violet Caroline Smolek Collection
(AFC/2001/001/60717), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit:   6/24/2013

 

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