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World War II affected students and alumni alike both during and after the conflict.

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1942
  • Meetings held in Oak…
    Decided to hold meetings in Oakland or in the city due to gas rationing. (November 16, 1942)
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  • December issue of Al…
    December issue dedicated to the alumni in the Armed Services
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  • Alumna Katherine Nau…
    Soldiers called her "the Angel of Bataan."Alumnae serve in WWII

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  • One of ours reportin…
    Can you help us ID this brave fellow?We're thinking WWII. Can you tell us who he is?

    One of ours reporting for duty[x] Click to close
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1943
  • Committee of War Ser…
    There was a Committee of War Service during the Second World War. (September 20, 1943)
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  • Association cuts bac…
    General Alumni Association cut back on activities as a result of the war.
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  • Alumni send newslett…
    "The program of writing newsletters to our Fighting Panthers started over a year ago. Several of us found that we were corresponding with a good many former students and that our letters to them were much alike. The idea of a common letter to all our correspondents, with personal notes for individuals, was a natural conclusion." The newsletters were greatly appreciated.
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1944
  • Consideration of hel…
    Began to consider helping GI alumni find jobs upon war’s end. (January 17, 1944)
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1946
  • News of imminent rel…
    The first published book of the names of alumni, students, and faculty who served in World War II was advertised as being released soon.
    News of imminent release of Pitt people who served in WWII[x] Click to close
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1947
  • Association pledges …
    Alumni Association pledges full support of the Pitt Veterans Association with its Memorial Fund to "provide scholarships, textbooks, and living quarters, to needy dependents of deceased veterans." [Vol. 1, no. 4, pg. 2]
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  • Alumni encouraged to…
    Alumni encourage to offer information about housing for students.
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