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Documents from ‘Donovan’s Girls’: Letters offer insight into woman’s WWII intelligence work

Doris Bohrer, a Montgomery Blair High School graduate, wanted to help defend the country after Pearl Harbor, so she took the civil service exam. That became the first step in an intelligence career that would take her from typing reports for the OSS to working overseas, helping plan bombing runs in Nazi-occupied Europe.

Bohrer excelled in the male-dominated field, serving with the CIA, the successor agency to the OSS, into the 1970s. Below, read a few documents from her career in intelligence.


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