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Annie Turnbull Panning Collection - MS 241

Introduction | Biographical Sketch | Scope and Content | Series DescriptionInventory

Introduction

The Annie Turnbull Panning Collection dates from 1905 to 1982. The collection contains materials documenting her life, the majority of which covers her years in the Women's Army Corps. Included in this material are books, scrapbooks, photographs, personal and military correspondence and a few personal family items.

The collection was donated to the Center for Archival Collections in 1982 with the cooperation of Ms. Mary Bence and Mrs. Beatrice Sears. No restrictions exist on the research use of this collection and duplication is permitted for the purposes of preservation and scholarly research. The collection was processed and the register drafted by Susan Hagemeyer in November 1983.

Biographical Sketch

Annie Laurie Turnbull Panning was born near Keswick, England, on May 3, 1902. Sometime before January 1943, she moved to Massachusetts. In February 1943, Annie was called to active duty and reported to the 2nd WAC Training Center, Daytona Beach, where she received training as a cook. By May of that year, she was stationed with the 749 WAC Unit at Keesler Field, Mississippi.

In May 1945 Annie Turnbull arrived at Le Havre, France to begin her European tour of duty. While there, she went on several side trips to Switzerland, Italy, England, and the Riviera. Annie was moved to Bremerhaven, Germany in 1946 and in 1947, she returned to Fort Monmouth, New Jersey. While still in the military, she married Cpl. Albert H. Panning on October 16, 1948. Her discharge was completed in March 1949.

Annie and her husband moved to Toledo early in 1949 and later purchased a home at 616 Mayfair. Using military benefits, she attended Tri State University from 1949 to 1951. In July 1954, Annie filed for divorce. She moved several times within Toledo and was active in the American Legion as well as WAC organizations. She died December 5, 1982, after spending time in a nursing home.

Scope and Content

The main focus of the Annie Turnbull Panning Collection is the wealth of material concerning the Women's Army Corps from 1943 to 1949. Extensive newsclippings and magazine articles concerning the WACs at a national level as well as more individually oriented clippings from regular Army Base publications along with many photographs taken while Annie was on active duty make up the bulk of the collection. The largest group of photographs, taken during her European tour of duty (1945-1947) provide visual documentation of the effects of World War II on the people and the cities of Europe. Unfortunately, many of the photographs, while identified, are not clearly explained, and this lack of written documentation does leave unanswered questions.

Also included in the collection are Annie's wedding pictures, several books on women in the military and personal family items. This collection does provide good documentation of one woman's experiences during World War II while serving in the military.

Series Description

CORRESPONDENCE

PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE
1948-1981, scattered.
Arranged chronologically
Includes a family letter, letters from the Veterans Administration and Women's Army Corps, copy of HR 1001 Bill and letter from Representative Thomas Ashley, and a thank you note from the Daughters of the Union Jack.

MILITARY CORRESPONDENCE
1943-1951.
Arranged chronologically
Includes various military papers including call to active duty, leave authorizations, commendations, general orders, separation records and information concerning after discharge schooling.

LITERARY PRODUCTIONS

RECIPE AND POEM BOOK
ca. early 1900s.
Collection of recipes, household hints, and poems.
Author is unknown.

AUTOGRAPH BOOK
1927-1931
Collection of friends' signatures and short rhymes.

ADDRESS BOOK
n.d.
Notebook containing addresses, many of them other WACs.

SCRAPBOOKS AND SCRAPBOOK MATERIALS

WAC SCRAPBOOK
1942-1977.
Items arranged as found in scrapbook.
Contains various articles about the WACs during World War II, specifically items from Annie Panning's years of active duty and more recent articles about the WACs.

PERSONAL SCRAPBOOK
1905-1978.
Items arranged as found in scrapbook.
Includes family death announcements and English newsclippings of same, photo survey of her house in Toledo, newsclippings of Annie Panning, confirmation cards and wedding announcements, booklets on St. John's-in-the-Vale, England.

PRINTED MATERIAL

WAC NEWSLETTERS
December 1943-February 1944, May 1948.
Arranged chronologically
General newsletters from Kessler Field with short articles, jokes, songs, interviews, etc. Also refer to WAC scrapbook for additional newsletters. Also included is a songbook from the 6th anniversary of WACs.

NEWS ARTICLES
(mid 1940s), 1952-1972.
Arranged chronologically
Assorted news articles all relating to the WACs.

WAC CONVENTION MATERIAL
1955-1971, n.d.
Arranged chronologically
Programs from the conventions of 1955 and 1956, along with WAC Veterans Association newsletters.

UNITED BRITISH WAR RELIEF ASSOCIATION
November 22, 1940.
Program booklet about a concert and ball fundraising benefit.

BOOKS
1909-1969, n.d.
Includes books on women in the military, the military in general and personal prayer books.

For complete listing, refer to the inventory.

PHOTOGRAPHIC MATERIALS

PHOTOGRAPHS FROM WAC SCRAPBOOK
ca. 1945-1947, n.d.
Most of these photographs were taken on Annie Panning's European tour of duty. Includes shots of the bosses and military personnel as well as general photographs of Europe. For a complete listing, please refer to the inventory.

MISCELLANEOUS WAC PHOTOGRAPHS
ca. 1947-1948, n.d.
A variety of photographs, including some of camps in the United States as well as additional photos from the European tour of duty. Includes German propaganda postcards of Hitler as well as photos of Mussolini's hanging. For a complete listing, please refer to the inventory.

MISCELLANEOUS PERSONAL PHOTOGRAPHS
ca. 1916-1971, n.d.
Includes early family photos, trip pictures, wedding pictures and photos of the family church in England. For a complete listing, please refer to the inventory.

Inventory

Box 1

Folder
  1. Personal correspondence, 1948-1981
  2. Official military papers, 1943-1951
  3. Recipe book, early 1900s
  4. Autograph book, 1927-1931
  5. Address book, n.d.
  6. WAC scrapbook material, 1942-1977
  7. WAC scrapbook material, 1942-1977
  8. WAC scrapbook material, 1942-1977
  9. WAC scrapbook material, 1942-1977
  10. WAC scrapbook material, 1942-1977
  11. WAC scrapbook material, 1942-1977
  12. Personal scrapbook material, 1905-1978
  13. WAC newsletters, Kessler Field, December 1943-February 1944, May 1948
  14. Assorted news articles about WACs, mid-1940s, 1952-1972
  15. WAC convention material, 1955-1971, n.d.
  16. United British War Relief Association Program, November 22, 1940

Box 2

Folders

  1. His Service Record--war scrapbook, 1942
  2. Our Leave in Switzerland--souvenir of American troops in Switzerland, 1945-1946
  3. Dwight D. Eisenhower, A Guage of Greatness, by Relmin Morin, 1969
  4. The Officers Guide, 1943
  5. Ruffles and Drums, by Doris E. Samford (autographed), 1966
  6. "Little Anthology"--the first girl writers in battledress, n.d.
  7. Holy Bible, 1909
  8. The Poets Homeland Birthday Book (Wordsworth), 1919
  9. Church of England, Book of Common Prayer, 1913

Box 3: Photographs from WAC scrapbook--taken on European tour of duty

Folder 1
  1. Annie and Betty Block (Swiss friend)
  2. Unidentified soldier on skis
  3. Unidentified soldier and WACs (Annie included)
  4. Norman, Cookie and Irish at Compiegne
  5. Cookie and I (Annie) in mess hall at Camp Herbert Tarrington in LeHavre, 1945
  6. Edith and Annie at LeHavre, May 1945
  7. Russ and Annie at LeHavre, May 1945
  8. Russ and Annie at latrine
  9. Edith Deadmond taking biscuits out of oven at Camp Herbert Tarrington, LeHavre
  10. Cookie at Compiegne in our room
  11. Papa, Cookie, and Irish, Compiegne, 1946
Folder 2
  1. Woman (B. Charles?), "Annie, the girl I like the best"
  2. Compiegne cooks and friends--Edith, Alice, Faye, Elizabeth, Ann, Scotie, Pat, Marati, Cookie, Norman, Ralph, and Cookie's nephew
  3. Lt. Burns, Major Taylor, Lt. Smith, Col. Pedley, Lt. Steinrock, Capt. Pace and Capt. Beams
  4. Nellie and trash can
  5. Capt. Pace and Ralph
  6. Muster at the Chateau Compiegne, 1945
  7. Cookie and friend
  8. St. Fea and Brewer, Compiegne, 1945
  9. Cookie, Bobbie, and Lois
Folder 3
  1. Chateau Compiegne
  2. Compiegne mess line
  3. Sgt. Sue Harrison and friend
  4. Lt. Bonafield and Nellie Stratton
  5. Chateau Compiegne
  6. Edith and Bobbie
  7. Major Taylor, Col. Pedley, Lt. Steinrock, Capt. Pace, Lt. Smith, Lt. Bonafield
  8. Rodie, Corkie, Butch, Bonafield, Hooper, Jackie, VanGeeson
  9. Hooper, Rodie, VanGeeson, Butch, Corky, Ann Rogers, Jackie
Folder 4
  1. Ardean Dennie
  2. Lt. Bonafield and Nellie Stratton
  3. Rodie, Butch, Lt. Bonafield, Hooper, Ann Rogers, VanGeeson
  4. George, Ellis, Cookie, Edith and I (Annie), Compiegne, 1945
  5. Cookie and Russ--mess line, LeHavre, 1945
  6. George, Cookie, Ellis, Edith, and Annie
  7. Cookie, Edith, and Annie, Compiegne, 1945
  8. Capt. Flemming and unidentified WAC
  9. Capt. Pace at Phillip Morris
  10. Ann, Celie, and Annie at Nice
Folder 5
  1. Overview of Nice
  2. Overview of Nice
  3. Annie, Celia, and Ann outside Alambria Hotel, Nice
  4. Alambria Hotel, Nice
  5. Alambria Hotel, Nice
  6. Celia and Edith at Grasse, Nice
  7. Celia and Edith at Nice
  8. Edith, Ann, Celia, and Annie at Grasse, Nice
  9. French soldiers at Nice
  10. View of Monte Carlo
Folder 6
  1. "Johnnie" with the 490th camp sign
  2. Alice with the 490th camp sign
  3. Russ and Annie with French children
  4. Street in LeHavre
  5. The "Gang" of C2 barracks, Camp Phillip Morris, LeHavre
  6. The "Gang" of C2 barracks, Camp Phillip Morris, LeHavre
  7. The "Gang" of C2 barracks, Camp Phillip Morris, LeHavre
  8. The "Gang" of C2 barracks, Camp Phillip Morris, LeHavre
  9. Alice, Ann, and Celia in C2 barracks, Camp Phillip Morris, LeHavre
  10. Interior of C2 barracks, Camp Phillip Morris, LeHavre
Folder 7
  1. St. Louise Morrow
  2. Col. Dolan
  3. Lt. Burns
  4. Celia at LeHavre
  5. Celia on board ship leaving LeHavre
  6. LeHavre mess line
  7. LeHavre retreat
  8. LeHavre retreat
  9. LeHavre retreat rubble
  10. Mulhouse (bombed building)
Folder 8
  1. Sierre, Switzerland--city view
  2. Pat and the guys at Montreaux, Switzerland
  3. Montana, Switzerland--mountain view
  4. Montana, Switzerland--mountain view
  5. Montana, Sierre, Switzerland--mountain view
  6. Sierre, Switzerland--cafe
  7. Sierre, Switzerland--Annie at cafe
  8. Sierre, Switzerland--Annie at cafe
  9. Sierre, Switzerland--train station
  10. Sierre, Switzerland--Annie at cafe
Folder 9
  1. Capt. Taylor, Sierre, Switzerland
  2. Montana, Switzerland--ski slope
  3. Yvonne, Betty and Annie--Montreaux, Switzerland
  4. Montreaux, Switzerland--lake view
  5. Montreaux, Switzerland--mountain view
  6. Montreaux, Switzerland--Pat near lake
  7. Annie at Montreaux, Switzerland
  8. Pat at Montreaux, Switzerland
  9. Rochers de Nave, Switzerland--ski slope
  10. Rochers de Nave, Switzerland--Pat on skis
Folder 10
  1. Rochers de Nave, Switzerland--mountain view
  2. Rochers de Nave, Switzerland--mountain view
  3. Rochers de Nave, Switzerland--Pat on skis
  4. Rochers de Nave, Switzerland--Annie in snow
  5. Rochers de Nave, Switzerland--mountain view
  6. Pat at Montreaux, Switzerland
  7. Annie at Montreaux, Switzerland
  8. League of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland
  9. League of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland--pillars of doorway
  10. League of Nations, Geneva, Switzerland--grounds view
Folder 11
  1. Annie at Geneva, Switzerland
  2. Pat at Geneva, Switzerland
  3. Overview of Geneva, Switzerland
  4. Group of military personnel, Geneva, Switzerland
  5. City view, Geneva, Switzerland
  6. City view, Geneva, Switzerland
  7. City view, Geneva, Switzerland
  8. Pat in Geneva, Switzerland
  9. Pat in Geneva, Switzerland
Folder 12
  1. Annie and friends, Christmas 1945
  2. Alice, Edith, John, Ann, Annie, Irene and unidentified man
  3. Celia, Irene, Ann, and others on boat
  4. Capt. Bea_?_, Capt. Hoffman
  5. Russ on cot in C4 barracks
  6. Lt. Graham in gateway
  7. The gang at Phillip Morris with dog "Handy" (Alice, Ann, Jennie, Faye, Joe, Edith, Irene)
  8. Edith, Lt. Bartlett, Annie, Mae, and dog
  9. Edith at the I and E office
  10. Alice and Annie in gateway
Folder 13
  1. Faye, Ann, Irene, Edith, Mandy, Celia, and dog
  2. Dubie, Edith, Lt. Bartlett, Mae, and dog (Handy)
  3. Lt. H (?), Justine and Annie
  4. Group at Phillip Morris
  5. Russ in chair
  6. Connie, Alice, Joe, Faye and Edith near boat
  7. Alice and prisoners of war in front of dispensary (Walter and Jeff)
  8. Lt. Bartlett, Mae and Annie
  9. Alice
  10. Prisoner of war at dispensary
Folder 14
  1. Annie in barracks
  2. Walter
  3. Annie at Phillip Morris
  4. Annie at cleaning time at the I and E
  5. Rodie and D(?)
  6. Sharpie
  7. The boat--Dieppe to Newhaven
  8. Annie on boat for England
  9. Dieppe--winter view
  10. Church at Dieppe
Folder 15
  1. New Haven, England--boat docks
  2. Dieppe--view near water with tugboat
  3. Church in Piccadilly
  4. Alice and Annie on boat to England
  5. Annie at Eton College
  6. St. Paul's Cathedral
  7. Alice at Hampton Court
  8. Annie's Uncle's house
  9. Annie's Uncle's house
  10. Annie's Uncle's house
Folder 16
  1. Military gang at Hampton Court
  2. Annie's aunt and uncle and Mary
  3. Fellside, Windemere
  4. The Red Cross group
  5. Uncle's goat
  6. Hampton Court Gardens
  7. Fellside Gardens
  8. Picnicking at Royal Water
  9. Westminster Abbey
  10. Annie at Eton College
Folder 17
  1. Picnicking at Royal Water
  2. Windsor Castle
  3. Annie at Eton College
  4. Winston Churchill speaking
  5. Gang at Hampton Court
  6. Buckingham Palace
  7. The Guard band at Buckingham Palace
  8. The Guard band at Buckingham Palace
  9. Buckingham Palace
  10. The Guard band
  11. The Mounties
  12. The Mounties
  13. The Guard band
  14. The Guard band
Folder 18
  1. English police
  2. Street scene--man with bowler and umbrella
  3. Arch de Triumph
  4. WACs on Paris balcony
  5. Major Cornack
  6. View of bunk in barracks
  7. Steele
  8. Baltimore Hotel
  9. Joe and party (WACs)
  10. Alice and Annie at Baltimore Hotel
Folder 19
  1. Milstead and unidentified person near Cu Shaven (?)
  2. Milstead and Annie at PX
  3. Annie at Bremerhaven
  4. Alice in orderly room window
  5. Annie at PX in LeHavre
  6. Joe at Bremerhaven
  7. Annie going to work--Bremerhaven
  8. Red Cross--Bremerhaven
  9. Fea, Alice Milstead, Rinso and Teddy Bear
Folder 20
  1. Mess hall--Bremerhaven
  2. Hotel--Bremerhaven
  3. View from hotel window
  4. View from hotel
  5. View from hotel
  6. Street organ
  7. Street organ
  8. Trudy at Bremhaven WAC staging area
  9. Trudy at Spargo
  10. Wash day
Folder 21
  1. On the boat for Brock
  2. Alice and Fionda (?) On boat
  3. View of boat on river
  4. Cruising to Brock(?)
  5. At Brock (outside American Red Cross club)
  6. Alice and Annie at Brock
  7. At Brock--male military person
  8. Iris at Brock
  9. Red Cross Club at Brock
  10. Annie at Brock(?), Germany
Folder 22
  1. Water view at Brock (?)
  2. 3 unidentified soldiers at Brock
  3. Fionda (?) at Brock
  4. Mr. Jack Southgate
  5. Going to party--Bremerhaven
  6. At country fair--Bremerhaven
  7. Bremerhaven Hotel
  8. Alice and Annie at Brock
  9. Street scene--Bremerhaven
  10. Street scene--Bremerhaven
Folder 23
  1. Bombed building--Bremerhaven
  2. Bombed building--Bremerhaven
  3. Windmill--Bremerhaven
  4. Windmill--Bremerhaven
  5. Spargo at Bremerhaven
  6. Doris at the boatside
  7. Pat, Rinso, and Hot Rock
  8. Pat going up gangplank
  9. Hot Rock and Vivian
Folder 24
  1. Doris and Rinso
  2. Rinso
  3. Vivian and Hot Rock
  4. Rinso, Dean and Pat at dockside
  5. At Bremerhaven country club
  6. At Bremerhaven country club
  7. At Bremerhaven country club
  8. Bremerhaven mess hall
  9. Cows at Brock
  10. Cows at Brock (?) with Alice
  11. Cows at Brock (?) with Alice and Annie
  12. Alice and horse
Folder 25
  1. Sper (WAC)
  2. Yyveon
  3. View of boat
  4. Johnnie and unidenfied person
  5. Milstead by a jeep
  6. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  7. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  8. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  9. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  10. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  11. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  12. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
Folder 26
  1. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  2. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  3. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  4. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  5. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  6. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  7. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  8. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  9. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  10. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  11. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  12. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
Folder 27
  1. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  2. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  3. Lounge on fire--Labor Day
  4. Dog show, Labor Day 1946
  5. Dog show, Labor Day 1946--Miss Alice
  6. Dog show, Labor Day 1946--Miss Alice
  7. Dog show, Labor Day 1946--Miss Alice
  8. Dog show, Labor Day 1946--Miss Alice
  9. Dog show, Labor Day 1946--Miss Alice
  10. Dog show, Labor Day 1946--Miss Alice
  11. Dog show, Labor Day 1946
Folder 28
  1. Bombed building in Bremerhaven
  2. Bombed building in Bremerhaven
  3. Bombed building in Bremerhaven
  4. Milstead and Spargo at Bremerhaven
  5. Bombed building--Bremerhaven
  6. WACs arriving--Bremerhaven
  7. WACs arriving--Bremerhaven
  8. WACs arriving--Bremerhaven
  9. House in Bremerhaven
  10. House in Bremerhaven, detail
  11. House in Bremerhaven, detail
Folder 29
  1. Alice
  2. Alice
  3. Bremen
  4. Signpost for 6852nd WAC Det.
  5. Alice--Bremerhaven
  6. Trudy and Annie at Bremerhaven
  7. St. FGA
  8. Hairdressing
  9. Gang at Columbus Key Pier, 31 August 1946
  10. Spargo and Joe
  11. Joe at shipside
Folder 30
  1. Mac and Johnnie
  2. Mac and Johnnie
  3. Alice, Southgate, and Joe
  4. Alice and Russ
  5. Alice and Russ
  6. Alice
  7. Nelson
  8. Johnnie
  9. Ship Russ left on
  10. Russ going up gangplank
  11. Russ in line
  12. Russ going up gangplank

Box 4

Folder 1
  1. Group photo, the gang in Holland, 1946 (identified on reverse)
  2. Alice, Annie, Teddy Bear, Hot Rock in Holland
  3. Group photo (variation of 31-1)
  4. Edith, Mandy, and Alice--Holland
  5. Getting off the boat--Marken, Holland
  6. Bridge in Holland
Folder 2
  1. Starting on our trip to Holland
  2. Bus to Holland
  3. Bond Hotel--German/Dutch border
  4. Bond Hotel--German/Dutch border
  5. Gang going to Holland
  6. Gang going to Holland
  7. Amsterdam cafe
  8. Dutch border
  9. At the Hotel Amsterdam
  10. Boys in Dutch clogs
  11. Gang in Amsterdam
Folder 3
  1. Border
  2. Border
  3. Amsterdam
  4. Windmill at Volendam
  5. Ronnie on Holland trip
  6. Boat tour, Amsterdam
  7. Boat tour, Amsterdam
  8. Boat tour, Amsterdam
  9. The boat to Markem
  10. Narrowest house in Amsterdam
  11. Amsterdam--river view
  12. Russ and Edith in Amsterdam
Folder 4
  1. Russ and Johnnie in Holland
  2. Volendam
  3. At Markem
  4. National costume of the Volendam people
  5. Marken boat and sailor
  6. At Markn
  7. Natives of Volendam
  8. Edith and Annie in Dutch clogs
  9. Opening the gate
  10. Queen's palace, Amsterdam
  11. At Volendam
  12. Volendam native
Folder 5
  1. Canals
  2. 3 corner house
  3. Amsterdam harbor
  4. House view from boat
  5. In Holland--Annie
  6. Amsterdam harbor
  7. On the boat in Holland
  8. The boat--Amsterdam
  9. Mac and Hot Rock Cunningham
  10. At the country club
  11. At the country club
  12. At the country club
Folder 6
  1. Mac at the country club
  2. Mac
  3. Mac
  4. A GI with his bottle of cognac outside 17th motor port
  5. Horse and buggy
  6. German children
  7. Horse and buggy
  8. Horse and buggy--Bremerhaven, 1946
  9. Church at marine barracks--Bremerhaven
  10. Spargo and Millie
  11. Millie
Folder 7
  1. Church in Bremerhaven
  2. Church in Bremerhaven
  3. Millie in Bremerhaven hospital
  4. Spargo
  5. Alice and Millie
  6. Church interior
  7. Millie and Annie
  8. Annie broke the bed
Folder 8
  1. Frankfurt
  2. Frankfurt
  3. Frankfurt
  4. Farben Building, Frankfurt
  5. Mounted police
  6. Frankfurt
  7. Frankfurt
  8. Frankfurt
  9. Farben Building, Frankfurt
Folder 9
  1. Annie and WACs
  2. Annie and WACs
  3. Capt. Burns with liquor bottle
  4. Col. Smith, Capt. Burns, Millie, Fea, and Annie
  5. Millie, George, Fea, Alice, and Annie near windmill
  6. Millie beside windmill
  7. Georgie, Col. Smith, Capt. Burns, Alice, Milstead, Annie, and Spargo
  8. Georgie, Alice, Fea, Millie, and Annie beside windmill
  9. Spargo near water
Folder 10
  1. Spargo, Col. Smith, Alice, Millie, Fea, and Annie
  2. Country view
  3. At Ausshaven (?)
  4. Spargo, Alice, Fea, Millie, and Annie
  5. Alice at Ausshaven (?)
  6. Street scene
  7. Alice, Fea, Millie, and Annie
  8. Ausshaven (?)
  9. Hotel mess hall
Folder 11
  1. Taken at Versailles on September 12, 1945
  2. Ann Bailey, Faye Johnson, Edith Deadmond--Bruxelles, 1945
  3. Eiffel Tower, Paris
  4. Eiffel Tower, Paris
  5. Military gang--taken in December 1945 at Louvre Palace
Folder 12
  1. Group of WACs, Annie too
  2. Group of WACs, Annie too
  3. WAC and soldier
  4. Group of WACs, Annie too
  5. WAC and soldier
  6. Group of WACs
  7. WAC and soldier
  8. Group of WACs
  9. Group of WACs
Folder 13
  1. Annie and friend
  2. Allen's wedding
  3. Spargo's flowers
  4. Edith's birthday cake
  5. S---, Spargo, Edith, and Vivian
  6. Spargo's table
  7. Reviewing office
Folder 14
  1. Unidentified mountain scene
  2. Unidentified mountain scene
  3. Unidentified mountain scene
  4. Unidentified scene
  5. Unidentified mountain scene
  6. Unidentified mountain scene
  7. Unidentified mountain scene
  8. Unidentified mountain scene
  9. Unidentified mountain scene
  10. Unidentified mountain scene
Folder 15
  1. Unidentified mountain scene
  2. House on mountain side
  3. Unidentified mountains
  4. Unidentified mountain scene
  5. Unidentified mountain scene
  6. Unidentified mountain scene
  7. Unidentified building
  8. Unidentified mountain scene
  9. Unidentified mountain village
Folder 16
  1. Unidentified mountain scene
  2. Unidentified mountain scene
  3. Unidentified mountain village
  4. Mountain train station
  5. Army train
  6. Army train and soldier
  7. Army train
  8. Army train and Annie
  9. Unidentified mountain scene
  10. Unidentified mountain village
  11. Unidentified mountain village
  12. Unidentified mountain village
Folder 17
  1. American Red Cross Military Club--Rome
  2. Procession of nuns--rome
  3. Alice and Annie in front of St. Peter's with Italian officials
  4. In front of St. Peter's
  5. Procession of nuns in front of Libreria Michelangelo
  6. Procession of nuns
  7. Street scene--Rome
  8. Street scene--Rome
  9. Pillars at St. Peter's
  10. Alice and Annie with flower wagon
  11. Alice and friend with flower wagon
Folder 18
  1. In front of St. Peter's
  2. Street scene--Rome
  3. View of bridge
  4. Roman ruins
  5. View of Coliseum
  6. Monument to Victor Emmanuel II--Rome
  7. Ruins of Roman Forum
  8. Ruins of Roman Forum
  9. Ruins of Roman Forum
  10. Plaza--Rome
Folder 19
  1. Unidentified modern building--Rome
  2. Unidentified street scene--Rome
  3. Unidentified ruins--Rome
  4. Unidentified building--Rome
  5. Basilica of St. John's in the Lateran
  6. Fountain of the Rivers
  7. Monument--Clemens XII Pont. Max.
  8. Unidentified monument--Rome
  9. Unidentified monument--Rome
  10. Unidentified monument--Rome
Folder 20
  1. Train station--Rome
  2. Street scene--Rome
  3. Unidentified building--Rome
  4. Outside St. Peter's
  5. Outside St. Peter's
  6. Outside St. Peter's
  7. Palm tree--Rome
  8. View of Forum ruins
  9. Unidentified building
  10. Unidentified building--close-up
Folder 21
  1. Scene outside St. Peter's
  2. Bombed building--Rome
  3. View of Forum ruins
  4. View of Forum ruins
  5. Roman steps
  6. WACs outside da Mario Bar
  7. Monument to Victor Emmanuel II
  8. View of Forum ruins
  9. WAC in snow
  10. WAC in snow
Folder 22
  1. Unidentified country scene
  2. Unidentified country scene
  3. Unidentified country scene
  4. Unidentified country house
  5. Annie in countryside
  6. Unidentified water view
  7. Unidentified country view
  8. Unidentified country scene
Folder 23
  1. Unidentified WAC
  2. Unidentified country scene
  3. Unidentified house
  4. Annie and WAC
  5. Unidentified country scene
  6. Annie in Holland
  7. Unidentified country scene
  8. Spargo and Millie
Folder 24
  1. Unidentified building--Holland
  2. Unidentified building--Holland
  3. Millie and Annie in Holland
  4. Spargo in Holland
  5. Spargo and Annie in Holland
  6. Mps in Holland
  7. Ausshaven
  8. Millie
  9. Holland in tulip time--Annie
  10. Holland in tulip time--Millie
Folder 25
  1. Spargo and Millie
  2. Spargo in Holland
  3. Spargo and Annie in Holland
  4. Bremerhaven shopping district after the blitz
  5. Old docks at Bremerhaven after the blitz
  6. Burger Park Church, Bremerhaven
  7. Burger Park Church, Bremerhaven--interior
  8. The mess hall band
  9. Ann, Barbar, and Annie in personnel
Folder 26
  1. Tombstone of John and Jennie Mullen
  2. Little German girl
  3. The D___ Hotel, Bremerhaven
  4. Georgie at the staging area
  5. Edith at the staging area
  6. Staging area, Bremerhaven
  7. "Susan", Georgie, and Spargo
  8. Millie, Spargo, and Fea at staging area
  9. Annie and friends at staging area
  10. The gang at staging area
Folder 27
  1. On board ship
  2. On board ship
  3. On board ship--playing poker
  4. St. John's Newfoundland
  5. On board ship
  6. St. John's Newfoundland
  7. Capt. Burns and the gang
  8. On board ship
  9. Fea and Alice on board ship
  10. On board ship
Folder 28
  1. Annie and friends on board ship
  2. WACs on board ship
  3. Forsell, Joe, and Fionda--staging area mess hall
  4. Gang at the staging area
  5. The brides(?) Area kids
  6. Johnnie, Georgie, Red, Billie, and Ping Pong
  7. Johnnie, Mae, and Izzie
  8. Annie and friends in Central Park carriage
Folder 29
  1. Fionda and O'Niel
  2. Fionda and O'Niel
  3. Mps boarding prisoners on Gen. Hershey (?) (Ship)
  4. Coming home
  5. Gang on boat--Gen. Hershey
  6. On board ship to States
  7. Coming home--soldiers
  8. On board ship
  9. On board ship
  10. Edith and Georgie

Box 5: Loose photographs taken as WAC

Folder 1
  1. Parade of WACs; Ft. Monmouth, 1948
  2. Parade of WACs
  3. Parade of WACs
  4. First WACs sworn into the R.A. at Ft. Monmouth, 19 July 1948
  5. First WACs sworn into the R.A. at Ft. Monmouth, 19 July 1948
  6. Parade ground at Ft. Monmouth, 1948
  7. Ft. Monmouth PX in background
  8. View of Ft. Monmouth PX
  9. Ft. Monmouth
Folder 2
  1. Parade at Ft. Monmouth
  2. Parade at Ft. Monmouth
  3. Parade at Ft. Monmouth
  4. Parade at Ft. Monmouth
  5. Parade at Ft. Monmouth
  6. Parade at Ft. Monmouth
  7. Parade at Ft. Monmouth
  8. Parade at Ft. Monmouth
  9. Medics at Ft. Monmouth
  10. Medics at Ft. Monmouth
  11. Medics at Ft. Monmouth
Folder 3
  1. Thanksgiving dinner--Annie
  2. Flowers in Frankfort
  3. Alice and Annie
  4. Francis
  5. Mary Richmond and Betty at Ft. Monmouth, January 1948
  6. Al
  7. Mary R.
  8. Bren, Starkie, and Janice
  9. Connie, her sister Lillian, and Francis
  10. Bren and Starkie
  11. Celia, Pappelo, and Annie
  12. Connie, her sister Lil, Francis, and Janice
  13. Funeral of the turtle
Folder 4
  1. Annie and Al on day he made Cpl.
  2. Annie and Al on day he made Cpl.--Mary and Janice, too
  3. Spargo
  4. Teddy Bear (Virginia Harshberger)
  5. Edith and Annie
  6. Edith, Alice, and Annie at Ft. Monmouth, January 1948
  7. Edith, Alice, and Annie at Ft. Monmouth, January 1948
  8. Edith and Alice
  9. Alice, Francis and Annie
Folder 5
  1. Alice, Georgie, and (?) At Ausshaven
  2. Millie and windmill on way ot Ausshaven
  3. On way to Ausshaven
  4. View from Ward #7 porch
  5. Connie and Reba
  6. Mary and Janice
  7. Sue, Alice, and Pacey
  8. Connie Walters and friends
  9. Annie, man, and stuffed animal
Folder 6
  1. Barracks 3 upstairs
  2. WAC 6th Birthday Party, 14 May 1948
  3. WAC 6th Birthday Party, 14 May 1948
  4. WAC 6th Birthday Party--Smithy, (?), Holson, and Joy
  5. WAC 6th Birthday cake--Lt. Compe(?) And Carson
  6. WAC 6th Birthday Party--Francis, Bossy, Bren, and Connie
Folder 7
  1. Annie on couch
  2. Annie--January 1948
  3. Annie
  4. Tom
  5. Tom
  6. Tom
  7. Clayton
  8. Pacey, 1948
  9. Johnson
  10. Sue
Folder 8
  1. Cappy in Turnbull's dress
  2. Cappy
  3. Clayton in rags
  4. Pacey, 1948
  5. Partridge, Johnston, Turnbull
  6. Cappy, Shorty Carlson, Johnston
  7. Ryheart, Carlson, Cappy, Wolf, Tom, and Clayton
  8. Johnston and Cappy in helmets
  9. "Bathing beauties"--Johnston and Capp
  10. Moving from barracks 2 to 3
  11. Johnston, Turnbull, Jones, Wolfe, Tom, Clayton, and Carlson
Folder 9
  1. Annie and WACs in uniform (has negative)
  2. Unidentfied WAC
  3. Group of WACs--Red Cross at Compiegne, September 1945
  4. Students marching to school, Ft. Monmouth
  5. WAAC's band
  6. WAAC's in formation
Folder 10
  1. Unidentified WACs boarding ship
  2. Unidentifed WACs
  3. Unidentified WACs
  4. Annie and two women
  5. Unidentified WACs and wagon
  6. Unidentified WAC in bathing suit
  7. WAC Birthday cake for Annie, Alice, and Millie
  8. WAC outside zoo
  9. WACs waiting for bus
  10. Unidentified man in bathrobes
Folder 11
  1. Annie and WAC
  2. Annie and WACs
  3. Annie and WAC outside "Hut Two Three Club"
  4. Annie and WAC with two soldiers
  5. Annie and WAC outside "Hut Two Three Club"
  6. Unidentified WAC and birthday cake
  7. Unidentified WACs in raincoats
  8. Unidentified WAC in uniform
  9. Unidentified WAC in uniform with dog
  10. Unidentified WACs at table with whiskey
  11. Unidentified WACs outside barracks
Folder 12
  1. Unidentified WAC at typewriter
  2. Unidentified WACs at desk
  3. Unidentified WACs and man
  4. Unidentified WACs and man
  5. Unidentified WACs and man
  6. Unidentified WAC
  7. Unidentified WACs near bulletin board
  8. Unidentified WACs in kitchen
  9. Unidentified WACs in kitchen
  10. Officer's mess (?) mixed military personnel and waiters
  11. Officer's mess (?) mixed military personnel and waiters
Folder 13
  1. Annie and unidentified WACs with wagon
  2. Annie--somewhere in Europe
  3. Annie with unidentified WACs in kitchen uniforms
  4. Annie and unidentified WACs outside Mess Hall 2
  5. Annie and unidentified WACs in Building 10
  6. Annie and unidentfied WACs and military men
  7. Annie and unidentified man (Al Panning?)
  8. Annie in uniform--stamped W. Kaune Wesermunde-L
Folder 14
  1. Unidentified WACs in snow with cat
  2. Unidentified soldier and woman
  3. Unidentified WACs in snow
  4. Unidentified WAC in snow
  5. Unidentified WACs in snow
  6. Unidentified WAC in snow
  7. Unidentified WAC shoveling snow
  8. Unidentified WAC shoveling snow
  9. Unidentified WAC in uniform
Folder 15
  1. Unidentified military personnel on boat (chapel service?)
  2. Unidentified military personnel on boat (chapel service?)
  3. Unidentified military personnel on boat (chapel service?)
  4. Unidentified military personnel on boat (chapel service?)
  5. Unidentified military personnel on boat (chapel service?)
  6. Unidentified military personnel on boat (chapel service?)
  7. Unidentified military personnel on boat (chapel service?)
  8. Unidentified military personnel on boat (chapel service?)
  9. Unidentified military personnel on boat with organist (chapel service?)
  10. Unidentified military personnel on boat with organist (chapel service?)
Folder 16
  1. Mussolini and group dead in street with crowd and guards
  2. Mussolini and group dead in street with crowd and guards
  3. Mussolini and group hanging in front of crowd
  4. Mussolini and group hanging in front of crowd (some dead in street)
  5. Mussolini and group hanging in front of crowd (identified on negative)
  6. Close-up of Mussolini, mistress, and another man
Folder 17
  1. Compiegne 1940--the French Delegation in front of the historic train car (German postcard)
  2. Compiegne 1940--the Fuhrer and group in front of the "Pierre Commemorative" (German postcard)
  3. Compiegne 1940--the Fuhrer reviewing the tropps after the Conference (German postcard)
  4. Compiegne 1940--in front of the Armistice car (German postcard)
  5. Compiegne 1940--the Fuhrer and group standing around (German postcard)
  6. Compiegne 1940--entering the train car (German postcard)
  7. Compiegne 1940--General Field Marshal Keitel reading the Armistice preamble (German postcard)
Folder 18
  1. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  2. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  3. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  4. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  5. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  6. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  7. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  8. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  9. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  10. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  11. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  12. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
  13. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany, France, etc.)
Folder 19
  1. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  2. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  3. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  4. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  5. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  6. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  7. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  8. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  9. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  10. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  11. Assorted pictures taken while on duty in Europe (Germany and France, some showing bombed buildings)
  12. Postcard from Zermatt, Switzerland
  13. Photograph of buzz bomb
  14. Unidentified WACs boarding ship
  15. Al and his friends
  16. Lowell House, Harvard College 1948
Folder 20
  1. Unidentified WAC and sailor
  2. Unidentified WACs in formation
  3. WAC group at Turf Restaurant, New York City, June 1947
  4. WACs at Ft. Monmouth
  5. WACs at Ft. Monmouth
  6. WAC basketball team
  7. Color photograph of Annie in uniform
  8. Stereo book (viewer and slides)--U.S. Occupied Zone of Germany

Box 6: Personal and Family Photographs

Folder 1
  1. Uncle Ben, June 1966
  2. Mary Turnbull's home, July 1966
  3. Mary Turnbull, July 23, 1966, in the garden
  4. Annie in English suit--fall of 196
  5. Allan Turnbull taken at his home, July 7, 1966
  6. St. John's in the Vale Church postcard
  7. St. John's in the Vale Church postcard
  8. St. John's in the Vale Church postcard
  9. Uncle Joe, 1965
  10. Uncle Joe, 1965
Folder 2
  1. WAC convention in Washington, August 1971--Connie, Mary, and Annie
  2. WAC convention in Washington, August 1971
  3. Arlington Cemetery
  4. WAC wreath placed on stand at Arlington Cemetery
  5. Betty Block--Switzerland
  6. Betty Block--Switzerland
  7. Annie in uniform, Oceanport, New Jersey, May 1948
  8. Annie and Al in large group of people
  9. Postcard of Annie and Al
Folder 3
  1. St. John's in the Vale Church
  2. St. John's in the Vale Church
Folder 4
  1. Annie and Al pre-wedding party
  2. Annie, Al, and friends at pre-wedding party
  3. Annie, Al, and friends at pre-wedding party
  4. Annie, Al, and wedding party in chapel
  5. Annie, Al, and friends at reception
  6. Annie outside in wedding costume
Folder 5
  1. Annie's house--616 Mayfair Boulevard, Toledo, Ohio
  2. Annie's house--Al on porch
  3. Annie's house after landscaping
  4. Annie's house--living room
  5. Annie's house--Annie in kitchen
  6. Annie's house--kitchen
  7. Annie, Al, and unidentified male friend
Folder 6
  1. Annie (mid 20s?)
  2. Annie (mid 20s?)
  3. Annie with cane and hiking shoes
  4. Annie in garden
  5. Annie and friend on beaach 1939
  6. Annie and friends, 1941
  7. Annie and friend on beach 1936
  8. Annie and friend, 1936
  9. Annie and two older women, 1936
  10. Annie on cruise boat, 1939
  11. Annie on cruise boat, 1939
  12. Annie and special platte (after 1970)

Realia in the collection:

  1. Box with three medals:
    • Campaign and service, WAC
    • Campaign and service, WWII
    • Campaign and service, Army of Occupation WWII
  2. Boxed medallion WAC; US Forces European Theater Operation
  3. Box with dog tags and miscellaneous pins

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