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Thelma Mae Wimbley was born in Martwick, KY, the daughter of Benjamin T. and Conolia E. Taylor Wimbley. The family is enumerated in the 1930 and 1940 U.S. Census. Thelma M. Wimbley was living in Terre Haute, IN when she enlisted in the Army in Indianapolis, IN, according to her record in Ancestry. She had been employed as a cook.
After her military service, she was employed as a ward clerk at the Muhlenberg Community Hospital in Greenville, KY. She had also worked for the Tennessee Valley Authority. Prior to her death, Thelma Mae Wimbley lived in Lexington, KY, where she died in 1994. She is buried in the West End Cemetery in Greenville, KY.
Sources: Thelma Wimbley in Find A Grave; U.S. Social Security Applications and Claims Index in Ancestry; Thelma Wimbley in the obituaries in the Messenger-Inquirer, 11/29/1994, p.16; and Public Records Index in Ancestry.
* Prior to 1947, there was the Army Air Forces. The U.S. Air Force became a separate military service with the National Security Act of 1947. There were women who continued in the Army while performing Air Force duties. The following year, 1948, women in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) were able to transfer to Women in the Air Force (WAF). See Women in the Air Force, an Air University libguide.
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|NKAA Source:||Lexington herald-leader (newspaper)|
|NKAA Source:||Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source:||Owensboro messenger-inquirer (newspaper)|
Cite This NKAA Entry:
“Wimbley, Thelma Mae,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 30, 2023, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004404.
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