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Olive Clark - World War II

Olive Clark is the wife of World War II veteran George Cocker. When Cocker was stationed in Langley Field, Virginia, Clark worked for the United Service Organization (USO) where she made sandwiches, served soldiers, and attended dances. Later, Clark worked as secretary for the National Advisory Committee for Aeronautics.

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Olive Clark poses for her engagement photo in 1942. Her husband George carried this picture in his wallet throughout World War II.

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1942

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Engagement notice of Olive Clark and George R. Cocker Jr.

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Passaic, New Jersey

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1943

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1943 photograph of Olive Clark and George R. Cocker Jr. that accompanied their engagement notice.

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1943

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George R. Cocker Jr. on the beach dressed in uniform.

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George R. Cocker Jr. in Childress, Texas.

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Childress, Texas

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Group photo of George R. Cocker Jr.’s unit. Cocker is in the 3rd row, 1st on the left.

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Childress, Texas

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Olive Clark and George R. Cocker Jr. standing outside of a house in February 1944.

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February 1944

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Olive Clark seated outside on a lawn on April 2, 1945.

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April 2, 1945

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Olive Clark outside in a heavy coat.

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George R. Cocker Jr. with Lord Mountbatten in Passaic, New Jersey.

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Passaic, New Jersey

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Olive Clark’s Air Force ID Card issued on May 26, 1944 in Childress, Texas.

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Childress, Texas

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May 26, 1944

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Front of George R. Cocker Jr.’s draft card.

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Passaic, New Jersey

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Back of George R. Cocker Jr.’s draft card.

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Passaic, New Jersey

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George R. Cocker Jr. proficiency certificate from the Childress Army Air Field Bombardier School, awarded May 8, 1944.

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Childress, Texas

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May 8, 1944

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Commendation awarded to George R. Cocker Jr. for duties in the bombsight shop of Guam Air Depot, January 16, 1946, Guam.

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Guam Air Depot

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January 16, 1946

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January 9, 1946, article from the Navy News, “New Soviet A-Bomb Makes America’s Obsolete, British Scientist Claims.”

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January 9, 1946

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Article from the Navy News, “Special Marine, Guam Police Patrols Sweep Island in Widespread Jap Hunt.”

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January 9, 1946, article from the Navy News, “AAF Men Forgo Chow As Discharge.”

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January 9, 1946

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