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Mildred Hoffenbloom manuscript

 Collection — Container: Single Folder Collections - 2002 Box 16 (02.0425-02.0456), Folder: 02.0451 - Folder 1
Identifier: 02.0451

Scope and Contents

This collection contains a single folder with an 11-page typed transcript of an oral interview with Mildred Hoffenbloom. The folder also contains a photograph of Hoffenbloom in her WAC uniform.


  • Created: January 14, 2002
  • Event: Majority of material found within 1942-1945
  • Other: Date acquired: 05/28/2002


Conditions Governing Access

This collection is open to all researchers.

Conditions Governing Use

All requests for permission to quote, publish, broadcast or otherwise reproduce from manuscripts must be submitted in writing to the Associate Dean for Special Collections & Archives. Permission for publication is given on behalf of the Florida State University Libraries as the owner of the physical items and is not intended to include or imply permission of the copyright holder, which must also be obtained by the researcher.

Biographical or Historical Information

Mildred Hoffenbloom was born August 17, 1921 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. As one of four daughters she chose to enlist in the Army so her family could contribute to the war effort. She joined the Army on August 28, 1942 and trained at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, before being selected for NCO school in Daytona Beach, Florida. When she was twenty-two, she went to Jefferson Barracks, Missouri as a 1st Sergeant where she had 211 women under her supervision. She voluntarily took a lesser rank as a tech sergeant to become eligible for overseas duty and trained at Fort Benning, Georgia before shipping out to England in April 1944. Hoffenbloom was stationed in London to work in Claims Division, and she volunteered to take a course in extinguishing incendiary, or “buzz,” bombs. In August 1944, she landed on Omaha Beach, France and temporarily stayed in a tent-city outside of Boulogne where she met her future husband. She was assigned to work in Paris for the American Engineers as an office manager. She got married while in Paris, and remained there until V-E Day in May 1945. She returned to the United States in July 1945 and discharged from the Army.


1 folders

Language of Materials



Mildred Hoffenbloom was a soldier in the Women's Army Corps. She served overseas in London as a part of claims division, and in Paris, as an office manager to the American Engineers. She remained in Paris until V-E Day in May 1945, and was discharged from the Army in July 1945.

Custodial History

Transferred from the Institute on World War II and the Human Experience to FSU Libraries Special Collections & Archives in July 2022.

Processing Information

Entered: 01/23/2017, Edited: 05/12/20

Mildred Hoffenbloom manuscript
Gillian Morton
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Repository Details

Part of the FSU Special Collections & Archives Repository

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