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Interview with Norma Shaver
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Jamuary 22, 2002
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Norma Shaver left her job at the Winston-Salem, North Carolina Hanes, Inc. plant to join the US Woman's Army Auxiliary Corps (W.A.A.C.s) in 1943. Hanes, Inc. had been classified as a defense industry that was eventually recognized for supplying men's underwear to the Army during WWII.Shaver attended boot camp at Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia then training as a Financial Clerk for the US Army. Shaver was stationed in Long Island, New York, Manila, Philippines, and Brisbane, Australia. While stationed in New Guinea during WWII she served as a clerk within General Douglas McArthur's private home. Her duties included answering letters from civilians about their friends, sons, and other family members. Shaver was discharged from the WAAC at Fort Bragg, North Carolina. After the war Shaver used her educational benefit to earn her pilots license.
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