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Althea Prexeda Semanchik Turlington Collection

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Althea Prexeda Semanchik Turlington Collection

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Name:
Althea Prexeda Semanchik Turlington
State of Birth:
PA
Home State:
FL
Gender
Female
Race
White

War or Conflict
World War, 1939-1945
Military Status
Veteran
Dates of Service
1943-1946
Entrance into Service
Enlisted
Branch of Service
WAC (Women's Army Corps)
Unit of Service
2502 SCU
Location of Service
Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland
Highest Rank
Private First Class, Technician Third Grade
Prisoner of War
No
Service History Note
The veteran worked on "computing fire ranges and plotting azimuths to determine the path and hitting power of shells as part of the work done by the Instrument Section of the Fuze Chronograph Department." She was selected as the model for the cartoon, "Winnie the WAC."

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Type of Resource:
Manuscript: Book [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Memoirs [1 item] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Military papers (orders, personnel/201 files, etc) [2 items] -- Typewritten document
Manuscript: Mixed (Multiple types of manuscripts) [17 items] -- Mixed (handwritten and typewritten documents)
Manuscript: Periodicals [5 items] -- Typewritten document
Photograph: Original photographic print [8 items] -- Photographs
Contributor:
Pamela Llorens
Collection #:
AFC/2001/001/33593
Subjects:
Turlington, Althea Prexeda Semanchik
World War, 1939-1945--Personal Narratives
United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.
Cite as:
Althea Prexeda Semanchik Turlington Collection
(AFC/2001/001/33593), Veterans History Project, American Folklife Center, Library of Congress
 
 

 

Last Edit: 2019-11-06
 

 

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