Active Duty Entered
The family was living in Gary, IN when they were enumerated in the 1930 and the 1940 U.S. Censuses. Juanita joined the military in 1943. After her service she lived in Calumet City, IL and later moved to California, where she died and was buried in the Sacramento Valley National Cemetery in Dixon, CA.
Resources: Juanita Whittemore Cadena in Find A Grave; Kentucky Birth Index in Ancestry; and Public Records Index in Ancestry.
* Prior to 1947 the Army Air Forces provided the military's air-based 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. In 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 research guide.
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“Cadena, Juanita Whittemore,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 2, 2023, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004437.
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