Portrait of USMC-WR 1st Lieutenant Alice "Martha" Dorn

Portrait of USMC-WR 1st Lieutenant Alice "Martha" Dorn

Credit this photo: State Archives of Florida, Florida Memory, https://floridamemory.com/items/show/166372
(please include photographer's name when noted).

Title

  • Portrait of USMC-WR 1st Lieutenant Alice "Martha" Dorn

Image Number

  • Pr30402

Year

  • Between 1939 and 1945

Series Title

General Note

  • During World War II, an Act of Congress allowed women to enlist for noncombat duties in the Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC), the Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service (WAVES), Women's Auxiliary Ferrying Squadron (WAFS), and Semper Paratus Always Ready Service (SPARS), the Women's Reserve of the Marine Corp.

    Biography Note

  • Native of Miami, Alice "Martha" Dorn (later Timanus) attended Ponce de Leon High School and the University of Miami. She was the first Miamian to turn in an officer candidate application blank and the first female officer candidate in the Marine Corps Women's Reserve in the 3rd Naval District. Ms. Dorn made company Commander then Battalion Commander and worked in the Women's Recruiting Depot.

Physical Description

  • 1 photoprint - b&w - 6 x 4 in.

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