Kathleen Somerset served as a volunteer at the Wilmington, North Carolina, "Filter Center" at the beginning of World War II. There she had helped dispatchers locate and identify friendly and unknown flying aircraft. She joined the US Woman's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in the Spring of 1942. She enlisted at Fort Bragg, North Carolina and received boot camp training at Des Moines, Iowa. Somerset worked as an Administrative Clerk, Weather Bureau Reporter, and Dispatcher. Her postings included Shreveport, Louisiana, Stockton Air Base and the Western Flight Training Command (WFTC). She received additional training as a WAAC at the University of Cincinnati, Ohio and on October 18, 1945, she was officially discharged from military service.

Transcript Number 083
Title: Kathleen Somerset: Remembering World War II
Interviewee: Kathleen Somerset
Interviewer: Paul Zarbock
Date of Interview: September 19, 2001
Location of Interview: Wilmington, N.C.
Description: 1 Mini-DV Cassette Tape; sd., col.+ 1 VHS Cassette Tape
Documentation: 1 Typed Transcript
Series: World War II Veterans Oral History Preservation Project
Series: Voices of Experience