Katherine Keene wooly book

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From 1943 to 1945, Katherine Keene (1919–2013) served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), attached to the secret intelligence branch of the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) in London. Her duties included nominating potential bombing sites based on photographs of stockpiles of German munitions. To aid identification, Keene used the extremely tiny images in her classified copy of “Instructions for Recording Markings of German Military Equipment,” or, as she called it, her “little wooly book.”

Katherine Mildred Keene Papers

Katherine Keene wooly book