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In her October 14, 2009 interview with Miciah Bennett, Mary White Gettys relays her experience in the WAVES as a code breaker. Gettys details the equipment she used and the secrecy in her work. Gettys speculates what the WAVES did for women and provides her opinion on the wars in the Middle East. This interview was conducted for inclusion into the Louise Pettus Archives and Special Collections Oral History Program.
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Veterans History Project, World War II
WAVES, Navy, Electric Coding Machine, uniforms, Thomas Smithwick Gettys, D-Day
Gettys, Mary White, "Interview with Mary White Gettys" (2009). Browse All Oral History Interviews. VHP 094.
LC Subject Headings
Erskine College -- Alumni and alumnae, World War, 1939-1945 -- Personal narratives, United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve, World War, 1939-1945 -- Cryptography, Cryptography -- Equipment and supplies, World War, 1939-1945 -- Participation, Female