1942. Click photo to enlarge.
The wife of 5'- 6", 138lb, B-17D Flying Fortress pilot Captain Hewitt "Shorty" Wheless serves coffee and donuts to her husband at a USO. Captain Wheless was cited by FDR for his heroism in action over the Philippines and was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross.
Wheless was a highly decorated career veteran who eventually became vice chief of staff of the Air Force.