Johnson, Mae (Interview transcript and video), 2012

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Johnson, Mae (Interview transcript and video), 2012

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Description

Mae Johnson was born in Waterbury, Connecticut, in 1919. She graduated from Leavenworth High School in 1937 and eventually went to nursing school. Because she could not finish nursing school, Mae traveled to California with a friend. After visiting California, she decided she would enlist in Woman's Army Corps (WAC) in New Haven, Connecticut. She was then sent to Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia for basic training. After basic training, Mae was sent to Hot Springs, Arkansas where she worked in a hospital as she was assigned to the Surgical and Medical Wards. Once she was finished in Arkansas in early 1945, she was sent to Fort Sheridan, Illinois where she maintained a similar position as before. While at Fort Sheridan she met her future husband and met many German POWs.

Coverage

World War II

Date

2012-02-08

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Publisher

Grand Valley State University Libraries, Special Collections & University Archives, 1 Campus Drive, Allendale, MI, 49401.

Contributor

Smither, James (Interviewer)

Relation

Veterans History Project (U.S.)

Identifier

RHC-27_JohnsonM1348V

Format

video/mp4

Type

Moving Image
Text

Language

eng

Citation

Johnson, Mae, “Johnson, Mae (Interview transcript and video), 2012,” Digital Collections, accessed May 17, 2021, https://digitalcollections.library.gvsu.edu/document/45574.
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