Black & White photograph montage of American Red Cross activities held for the United States Army Air Force service personnel during World War II, circa 1942. The top left image shows two civilian women cutting a cake with a B-24 bomber cake topper on top of the cake for USAAF personnel. There are several servicemen and servicewomen from the Royal Air Force that are "Jump'n Jive" in the top right image. American Red Cross women are serving tea and tarts to servicemen in the middle left image. USAAF servicemen are chatting with a British women's civilian organization in the middle right image. A USAAF serviceman is dancing with a member of the RAF Women's Auxiliary Air Force (WAAF), along with other service personnel who are dancing, in the bottom left image. In the bottom right image a USAAF serviceman enjoys a cup of coffee and conversation with a British civilian woman by the stove.
Arnold Clayton Watkins World War II Photograph Collection, 1942-1945
SpC MS 0006
Pittsburg State University, Kansas, Axe Library, Special Collections
World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, American--Photographs; World War, 1939-1945--War work--Red Cross--Photographs; American National Red Cross--Photographs; United States. Army Air Forces--History--Photographs; Soldiers--United States--Photographs; Soldiers--Great Britain--Photographs; World War, 1939-1945--Aerial operations, British--Photographs; Great Britain. Royal Air Force--Photographs; World War, 1939-1945--Women--History--Photographs; Soldiers--Recreation--United States--Photographs