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Women Serving the Military
Women Serving the Military

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Volunteers, most of them women, staffed service clubs, clubmobiles, and recreational activities around the world wherever military were stationed. In the photo below on the left is Blanche Hutchins at an American Red Cross Mobile Canteen in Nadzab, New Guinea. In the photo below on the right, Dorothy Kitterman stands with the American Red Cross Clubmobile Group K, near Minegan, Germany in 1945. Click on the images for a larger view.

Blanche Hutchins at American Red Cross Mobile Canteen in New Guinea Dorothy Kitterman with American Red Cross Club Mobile Group K in Germany

In the photo on the far right is American Red Cross worker Katherine Pfenning's passport for travel down Burma Road, February 1944.

In the photo to the immediate right is Helene Deming of Clubmobile Group K at the Clubmobile in England.

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Helene Deming of Clubmobile Group K stands in frontof the American Red Cross Vicksburg Clubmobile in England

Passport for travel down Burma Road for American Red Cross worker Katherine Pfenning, Feb 1944


Katherine Pfenning handing out care packages to soldiers in Burma, February 1944

Kathryn (Peggy) Pfening, an Ohio State graduate from Columbus, Ohio, flew over the Himalayas into China at night, with no lights,  to become one of fourteen Red Cross recreation workers stationed in the China-Burma-India theater.  She spent two years in China.

”… you don't think in terms of hardships…we are glad to be here and we want to do all we can to make the men as happy as they can be.”

She is handing out care packages to soldiers in the photo on the left, February 1944

 

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