My Story of World War II Service in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve

TitleMy Story of World War II Service in the U.S. Marine Corps Women's Reserve
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsBenson, Dorothy Durick
Publishers.n.
CityS.I.
Abstract

This autobiographical account of Dorothy Durick Benson (1918-2010), born in Grand Forks, ND, describes her time as an auxiliary during World War II, when she first volunteered to plot air planes in Northern California for the U.S. Army Signal Corps. After the Japanese attack on Pearl Habor in December 1941, she returned to Grand Forks, where she worked as a secretary for Selective Service. In November 1943 she entlisted in the U.S. Women's Marine Corps and was called to service in April 1944. She was stationed in Mare Island in California and did office work in the commanding officer's office. After she was discharged as a sergant in June 1946, she returned to her position at Selective Service.

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