The woman on the left may be Edna or Edith Plog of Hood River. She appears to be wearing a World War II vintage uniform, though I'd be happy to be corrected by someone more knowledgeable.
This is a great example of an image made far more interesting because of careful notes on the reverse:
The other gal's name is Lottie (Sunshine) Hughes from Mississippi. Her cot is next to mine and she has been a very good friend to me.
Is there a significance to the hats being worn on opposite sides of the head? Or was it just a matter of preference?
l.e. on 20th May 2011 @ 10:55pm
It's Edna, later Edna Hart. She taught Home Ec at Odell and Wy'East High Schs. I can't speak to the side that the hats are on, but I can say that Edna is wearing an officer's hat; Ms Hughes is wearing an enlisted hat.
Paul Kollas on 2nd June 2011 @ 9:29am
Definitely Edna, my Great Aunt, I have recently came upon alot of old family photos and at some point I will be sharing.
Cindy (Plog) Williams on 3rd June 2011 @ 10:30am
From the June 2, 1944 Mt Adams Sun:
Word was received this week from Private Edna Plog, former home-ec teacher in the local high school, who has recently joined the WACs. She is stationed in Des Moines, Iowa and reports that she likes the army life very much.
l.e. on 22nd March 2013 @ 8:57pm