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Marguerite Crouse Bezanson World War II Collection

 Collection
Identifier: A-0149
The collection consists chiefly of special orders relating to the military service and career of Bezanson, most of which were issued at the Nacogdoches Army Administration School.

Dates

  • 1936-1946
  • Event: Donated in 1986

Creator

Language of Materials

The collection is in English.

Conditions Governing Access

Open for research.

Extent

0.10 Cubic Feet

Biographical or Historical Information

Marguerite Inez Crouse was born February 14, 1909, in Marshall, Texas. At the outbreak of World War II, she completed officers' candidate school at the Woman's Auxiliary Corps Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. She was ordered to active duty effective January 23, 1943, as an instructor at WAAC Branch Number 1, Army Administration School at Stephen F. Austin State Teachers College. During her tour of duty at the Nacogdoches school, she also was assigned other duties, including Assistant Personnel Officer, Public Relations Officer, Special Services Officer, and Assistant Adjunct. In January 1944 she was made Adjunct and Commander of Headquarters Company. She eventually obtained the rank of Captain before leaving the service. In 1944 she married Osborne Bezanson and was living in Tatum, Texas, in 1986.

Arrangement

This collection is described in 13 folders and housed with other collections in a clamshell box.

Related Materials

Army Administration School: Women's Army Corps. ETRC University Archives. B-0029
Title
Guide to the Marguerite Crouse Bezanson World War II Collection
Author
Natasha McClanahan
Date
1992

Repository Details

Part of the East Texas Research Center Repository

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