Cpl Jessie Carla Ruth Stewart (née Norman)
(1920 - 2008)
Cpl Jessie Carla Ruth Norman enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in 1943 and served as an Army Air Force WAC. She was one of twenty-nine Danish born WACs during the Second World War.
Jessie Carla Ruth Norman was born on 8 March 1920 in Hopolden near Valsølille, Denmark. She was adopted by enameller Martin Stanley Norman and Rosette Magdalene Sophie Norman (née Jensen). Her adopted father was American, born in Illinois, USA, while her Danish born mother had left Denmark in 1913. The parents was married in Texas in June 1916.
Norman grew up in Chicago, working as an office clerk before the war.
Norman enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in Enid, Oklahoma on 14 August 1943. There is little information on her service. She served as an Army Air Force WAC overseas, serving in the control tower of an army air field in the United Kingdom.
Norman married Cpl John Coleman Stewart in Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire, in December 1944. They met in service overseas.
Norman died in Port Gibson, Mississippi, on 3 May 2008.
 DNA: Parish register, Valsølille sogn.
 Ancestry: New York Passenger Lists, 1820-1957.
 Ancestry: Texas, U.S., Select County Marriage Records, 1837-1965.
 Ancestry: 1940 United States Federal Census.
 NARA: Electronic Army Serial Number Merged File, ca. 1938 - 1946 (Enlistment Records), RG 64: World War II Army Enlistment Records.
 Corporals Are Wed in England, Chicago Tribune, 17 Dec 1944, p. 15.
 Ancestry: England & Wales, Civil Registration Marriage Index, 1916-2005.
 Ancestry: U.S., Social Security Death Index, 1935-2014.