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Elisabeth Covington Smith served as an officer in the Women's Army Air Corps and the Army at the end of WWII and during the Korean War. She loved to travel, visiting many countries during her time in the service and after her retirement in 1965. This collection contains photographs of her travel's through Japan, Thailand, India, and the Philippines 1950-1953, photographs of For Lee, Virginia and a base near Atlantic City, New Jersey in the 1940s, her military medals ribbons and pins, and her uniform (ca. 1965) with cap, skirt, and jacket (with all insignia, buttons, patches and bars.)
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1.75 cubic feet
U.S. Army Women's Air Corp (WAAC), Korean War 1950-1953, Japan, Thailand, India, Philippines
History | Military History | United States History | Women's History
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Drickamer, Karen Dupell. “MS-204: Elisabeth Covington Smith Dewing Collection” (January 2017). Special Collections and College Archives Finding Aids. Special Collections and College Archives, Musselman Library, Gettysburg College.