So what exactly did AWVS do during the war? As the Museum textile services blog says it, this group of women in nattily uniforms, about 325,000 at most, has provided various types of domestic support. Some members sold war titles, others delivered messages, worked as aircraft watchers, aerial photographers and firefighters, and provided transportation services driving vehicles ranging from motorcycles to ambulances to dog sleds. Betty herself was a truck driver, who was carrying supplies to barred soldiers in the Hollywood hills.
As White said of her wartime service, “It was a strange and unbalanced period with everything,” but, with Betty on our side, we obviously won the war. This meant that he could return to civilian life, where his star would continue to rise for another three quarters of a century … and, at 98 years old, he is still on the rise! Go on, Betty. The last millennium is totally in power, and this too.