Linn County

Sgt. Dorotha A. Tanner


Discussing the official WAAC hat at recruiting station Thursday were (left to right), Dorotha Tanner, Cedar Rapids; Golda Iowa Van Tasell, Fort Dodge, and Beulah Schaad of Burlington.

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She aspires to be a WAAC officer, and would have enlisted before direct recruiting of officer candidates closed but didn't feel she should break the contract with her firm. Now the contract's expired, she said she believed "anyone can fill the position I've had, and I feel I can serve my country."

Dorotha Tanner, 22, who has been an ice cream company clerk in Cedar Rapids, the third WAAC recruit Thursday, said she felt the military service would be "more interesting that the work I've been doing and I want to help get this over as soon as we can."

Source: The Des Moines Register, November 6, 1942

Sgt. Dorotha A. Tanner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Vern H. Tanner, 529 Thirtieth street drive SE, who is with the Seattle fighter wing, Seattle, Wash. She enlisted in November 1942, was stationed at Wilmington, N.C. and then took army specialist schooling at Camp Polk, La., before receiving her present assignment. Milton, a brother, is an army corporal.

Source: The Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 19, 1943

Sgt. Dorotha A. Tanner of the Wac air force recruiting office in San Francisco, who last week accompanied 21 recruits from San Francisco to Des Moines, is spending a delay enroute with her parents, the V. H. Tanners, 2123 Seventh avenue, Marion.

Source: The Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 14, 1944

Dorotha Tanner, daughter of the Verne Tanner, who served three years with the WAC in World war II, has re-enlisted in the service. She left Sunday for Fort Omaha, Neb. She will be given the rank of sergeant.

Source: The Cedar Rapids Gazette, April 15, 1947