Shared Photo: Alice Halloran

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I wanted to share this family photo of Alice Halloran with the community. Location:  Biak Netherlands, East Indies.

Title: Salvaged parachute turned eloquent gown worn by T/3 Alice Chemistruck. Official US Army Photo late 1944 or 1945.

Click here for the image details page or here for the full-sized version (557 x 960).

WikiTree profile: Alice Halloran
in Photos by Sandra Davidson G2G6 Pilot (180k points)
recategorized by Dorothy Barry
I heard salvaged parachutes were turned into gowns. This is the first image I ever saw of the finished product. Lovely model :) Thanks for posting!
Yes, entirely lovely and very feminine. Also suitably demure vis a vis the audience of young soldiers. Thanks so much for sharing!!

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What an awesome find!! Thank you Sandra for your research and recent contributions to the US Women's Army Corps (WAC) Category!!
by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
selected by Sandra Davidson
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I love this photo and the story behind it!  Thanks for sharing, Sandra.
by Star Kline G2G6 Pilot (567k points)
+6 votes
Just saw those wonderful what a gorgeous dress the lady has on really stylish thanks for sharing
by Susan Laursen G2G Astronaut (2.9m points)
I agree totally with the comments above about Alicae Halloran's parachute dress photo. A beautiful photo of a beautiful woman. Congrats to all from Aileen Mary [Halloran] Wells - another beautiful Halloran woman from another Halloran family. Laurie Halloran

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