The Resource One woman's World War II, Violet A. Kochendoerfer

One woman's World War II, Violet A. Kochendoerfer

Label
One woman's World War II
Title
One woman's World War II
Statement of responsibility
Violet A. Kochendoerfer
Title variation
  • One woman's World War 2
  • One woman's World War Two
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Memoirs by sailors, soldiers, and pilots who fought in World War II abound, but here is a rarity: a personal account by a woman who served in both the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps and the American Red Cross during the war and occupation. The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was established in 1942, allowing American women for the first time to serve, in supporting roles, in the military. The following year, Violet A. Kochendoerfer, an independent and adventurous young Minnesota woman, joined the WAACs. Always alert to new opportunities, she soon left for a job with the American Red Cross and saw much of World War II in the European Theater of Operations as she served as director of service clubs attached to military units in Britain, France, and Germany. Kochendoerfer tells of enduring buzz bombs in London as her 315th Troop Carrier Group took part in D-Day operations; of providing service clubs for the 82nd Airborne Division as it forced the last bridgehead of the war; of witnessing the final surrender of the main German Army and the liberation of a concentration camp; and of meeting and celebrating with the Russians after the Germans surrendered. Her story, some of it told through letters she wrote home, provides a woman's unique perspective on historic events usually recounted only by men
Related
Biography type
autobiography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1912-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Kochendoerfer, Violet A.
Government publication
government publication of a state province territory dependency etc
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
D811.5
LC item number
.K5944 1994
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • American National Red Cross
  • Kochendoerfer, Violet A
  • Kochendoerfer, Violet A
  • Kochendoerfer, Violet A
  • United States
  • USA
  • American National Red Cross
  • United States
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • Guerra mundial, 1939 1945
  • Erlebnisbericht
Label
One woman's World War II, Violet A. Kochendoerfer
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780813118666
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93038919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29566027
  • (OCoLC)ocm29566027
Label
One woman's World War II, Violet A. Kochendoerfer
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
211 pages
Isbn
9780813118666
Isbn Type
(alk. paper)
Lccn
93038919
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (OCoLC)29566027
  • (OCoLC)ocm29566027

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