Polk County

Pauline Giannobule



Eight more Iowa women were sworn in Saturday as auxiliaries (privates) in the women's army auxiliary corps at Des Moines army recruiting offices. They were:

Miss Esther Patterson, 30, a laboratory technician, of 2540 Des Moines st; Miss Nina Talbott, 25, of 2131 Cottage Grove ave; Pauline Giannobule, 24, a photograph printers, of 2900 S.W. Ninth st; Chassi L Belvel, 25, a domestic worker, of 51 S.W. Thirty-fifth st, Kathryn M. Bolte, 21, an officer worker. of Sioux City; Arline Tichenor, 28, a cosmetologist of Davenport; Dorothy Hanft, 23, an office worker of Davenport and Alice C. Barden, 23 of Cedar Rapids.

Source: The Des Moines Register, August 9, 1942

Five Des Moines women have recently been promoted to the grade of leader at the WAAC training center at Fort Des Moines.  The women are:  Auxiliaries Pauline Giannobule of 2900 S.W. Ninth st.; Rosalie V. Beener of 3226 Indianapolis st.; Bette J. Kimble of 3221 Fourth st.; Genevieve G. Stoddard of 1441 Fifty-sixth st., and Dorothy H. Launspach of 2015 Fortieth place.

Source:  The DesMoines Tribune, March 2, 1943