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  • Veteran's biography: WAC
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    • WAAC welcome [1942]

    • 1942
    • 4 page typed newsletter welcoming women to the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in 1942. Contains information on uniforms, orientation, and classification, in addition to the words to 13 WAAC songs.
    • WV0429 Molly Thavenet Scrapbook, 1940 - 1950
    • [WAAC 5th Company, 3rd Regiment, 1942]

    • 1942-12-19
    • 5th Company of the WAAC 3rd Regiment is photographed at the Fort Des Moines Training Center on December 19, 1942.
    • WV0016 Rachel Summers McGee Papers
    • [Four WACs on bivouac, circa 1952]

    • 1952
    • A candid photograph of four WACs at a bivouac encampment. Open ration boxes, food wrappers, mess kits, helmets, and equipment bags are strewn about the encampment. The WACs are in various states of dress.
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [Class of WACs at MacDill Airfield, Florida, circa 1943]

    • 1943
    • A class of WACs pose for a photo at MacDill Airfield Base in Tampa, Florida, circa 1943. They all wear the WAC summer service uniform with air force patch on the sleeve and matching garrison cap. Heyer is in the back row, fourth from the left.
    • WV0320 Anne Elisabeth Heyer Papers, 1942-1946 and undated
    • WAC songbook [circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A collection of songs for members of the Women's Army Corps (WAC) published at Fort Des Moines, Iowa. There are 57 songs printed on 26 pages." Many of the WAC songs are modified versions of existing songs that make use of famous tunes, such as...
    • WV0309 Norma L. Harris Collection, 1943 - 1948
    • [WAC convoy, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A convoy of military vehicles driven by and transporting WACs pictured at the Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [WACs pose playfully at Ft. Lee, 1950]

    • 1950
    • A group of four WACs pose playfully during basic training at Fort Lee, Virginia, in 1950. Dorothy Linnell (top left) of Boston is on the shoulders of Eleanor Kurowski from Pennsylvania, while Joan Larson of California is on the shoulders of Billy...
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [Women in the Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York, 1949]

    • 1949-08-09
    • A group of nine U.S. Air Force personnel, including eight women, pose on ship off the coast of New Rochelle, New York, during a visit to Headquarters 1st Air Force at Fort Slocum, New York. The women wear variations of the service uniform. Pictured...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WACs and soldiers in Paris on VE Day, 1945]

    • 1945-05-08
    • A group of three WACs and three soldiers pose in a street in Paris on VE Day, 8 May 1945. Also pictured (left to right) are: Stephenson, Polly, Kent, Salz, Shearer, Ruth Shaver, and Perks.
    • WV0226 Ruth Shaver Papers
    • [Group of WACs, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A group of WACs from Rapid City Army Air Base appears to pose in the back of a military vehicle, circa 1944. Mildred Estabrook is back row, center, in sunglasses. The WACs wear a variety of service and civilian clothing, including head wraps,...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WACs march beneath the Arc de Triomphe, 1945]

    • 1945-05
    • A group of WACs march beneath the Arc de Triomphe in Paris, France, during a parade celebrating the third anniversary of American women in the army in Mat 1945. The WACs are attired in service dress uniform jackets, skirts, and barracks caps.
    • WV0466 Florence Beatrice O'Brien Broomfield Photographs
    • [WACs with duffel bags, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A group of WACs pose around a pile of duffel bags, circa 1944. The WACs wear the service uniform with garrison caps.
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990
    • [WAC basic training platoon at Fort Lee, 1950]

    • 1950
    • A group photograph of a WAC training platoon posed outside barracks at Fort Lee, Virginia. They are wearing matching WAC summer service uniforms and barracks caps without jackets.
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [Company 1, 3rd Regiment, 1st Wac Training Center, 1945]

    • 1945-05-22
    • A group photograph of Company 1 of the 3rd Regiment at the 1st WAC Training Center at Fort Des Moines, Iowa, taken 22 May 1945. All WAC personnel are wearing service dress uniforms with skirts and barracks caps. The male officer is wearing an army...
    • WV0468 Mary L. Sutton Oral History
    • [2114th Army Service Unit, WAC detachment, circa 1951]

    • 1951
    • A group photograph of the WAC detachment of the 2114th Army Service Unit, stationed at Camp Pickett, Virginia, in 1951. The women are dressed in WAC winter service dress uniforms and barracks caps. The names of the women are listed at the bottom of...
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [WACs at Harmonie Club in Heidlberg, 1952]

    • 1952-01-12
    • A large group of WACs stationed throughout Germany gather for drinks at the Harmonie Club in Heidelberg after a basketball game on January 12, 1952. Therese Lambert is pictured with sunglasses.
    • WV0469 Therese M. Lambert Oral History
    • [Gas drill, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • A line of eight WACs marches through a wooded area at Third WAC Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, wearing gas masks, circa 1944.
    • WV0073 Dorothy H. Jordan Papers
    • [WACs serve food in mess hall, 1945]

    • 1945-04
    • A line of Women's Army Corps (WAC) members in white food handler uniforms serve a meal to servicemen in April of 1945. A supply of Eddy's sliced bread can be seen on the shelf behind the women. Pictured are: Douchinsky, Kozarnowicz, Smith, Swann,...
    • WV0428 Betty Etten Wiker Papers
    • [WAACs marching, 1943]

    • 1943-03
    • A long double-file line of WAACs, many both carrying and wearing coats, march down a snow-cover street at Fort Custer, Michigan, in early 1943. The photo, taken from overhead, also shows portions of the base and several military vehicles in the...
    • WV0253 Marcelle Fischer Papers, 1935-1961, 1990

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