Women’s Army Corps

A 1944 film on the Women’s Army Corps.  Originally created in 1942 as the Woman’s Army Auxiliary Corps, about 150,000 women would serve in it during World War II.  It was definitely an experiment during the War, with many men and women highly skeptical about women serving in the military, which hampered recruitment.  However the WACs who did serve , and they were restricted to non-combat roles, generally earned high marks for skill, efficiency and spirit.  Similar organizations were devised for the other services, the WAVES for the Navy, the SPARS for the Coast Guard, the WASPs for the Army Air Corps and the Marine Corps Women’s Reserve, the Marines eschewing a cute acronym for their Molly Marines. (more…)

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