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Members of the Women’s Army Corps leaving for their overseas assignment in North Africa, 1943 ~

Women in WWII ~ Members of the Women’s Army Corps leaving for their overseas assignment in North Africa, 1943 ~ BFD

Estelle Garner Ptaszynski (center) and four other Army Nurse Corps members stand outside the field hospital in England on a snowy day, 1943-1945. Garner is wearing the Army Nurse Corps overcoat ~

Estelle Garner Ptaszynski (center) and four other Army Nurse Corps members stand outside the field hospital in England on a snowy day, Garner is wearing the Army Nurse Corps overcoat.

Nurses in front of a WC-54 Ambulance at Camp Bowie, Texas. From top to bottom: Second Lieutenants Clara A. Young, Eula M. Awbrey, Freda M. Martin, and Elizabeth T. Kramer (April 1943) ~

WWII Nurses in front of a Ambulance at Camp Bowie, Texas. From top to bottom: Second Lieutenants Clara A. Awbrey, Freda M.

Army Nurse Zelta Walker Hendricks joined the Army Nurse Corps on August 16, 1943. She was ranked 2nd lieutenant in the Army Air Corps (ANC). In May 1944 the official dress was changed to an ODcolor, for summer they wore a beige suite or dress. On duty a seersucker dress with matching cap.This uniform, along with the slacks and shirt, served the nurses overseas or on field duty. Her uniform is now at the Rigby Museum.

Army Nurse Zelta Walker Hendricks joined the Army Nurse Corps on August 16, 1943. She was ranked 2nd lieutenant in the Army Air Corps (ANC). In May 1944 the official dress was changed to an ODcolor, for summer they wore a beige suite or dress. On duty a seersucker dress with matching cap.This uniform, along with the slacks and shirt, served the nurses overseas or on field duty. Her uniform is now at the Rigby Museum.

Edna and fellow Nurse Bertha Moore 'looting' the local goodies in Grünstadt, Germany ~

Edna and fellow Nurse Bertha Moore 'looting' the local goodies in Grünstadt, Germany ~

At the time of the attack on Pearl Harbor, there were less than 1,000 women serving in the Army Nurse Corps; but by the time the war ended four years later, over 59,000 nurses had joined the Corps. Nurses had …  Continue reading  →

Two Army flight nurses discuss their patients as they wait for take-off. Manus Is.

Hundreds of women from the Women's Auxiliary Corps, arrive in New York, October 16, 1942.

Hundreds Of Women From The Womens Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

Hundreds of women from the Women's Army Corps (WAC), arrive in New York, October 1942 ~

WACs- my grandma was one.  They defied all social expectations of the time to do the most they could to serve our country in the war.

These central Ohio WACs , in 1943 at Port Columbus. The Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (WAAC) was established in 1942 and became the Women's Army Corps (WAC) one year later.

The first Navy flight nurse on Iwo Jima (6 March 1945) and later Okinawa (6 April 1945), ENS Jane Kendeigh, NC, USNR

The first Navy flight nurse on Iwo Jima March and later Okinawa April ENS Jane Kendeigh, NC, USNR, became a symbol for casualty evacuation and high altitude nursing.

Flight nurses of the 807th Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron show their worn-out shoes after returning to Italy, 9 January 1944. On 8 November 1943 a C-53 carrying 13 flight nurses and 13 medics of the 807th MAETS crash-landed in Nazi-occupied Albania. Over the next 2 months, they will all safely escape by foot back to Allied territory.

Flight nurses of the Medical Air Evacuation Transport Squadron show off the holes in their shoes. Their plane went down in Nazi-occupied Albania on November and they were rescued and returned to Italy on January 1944 ~

Women's Army Core (WAC) prior to being shipped off, 1945 African American Women's History War Era WWII 40s military winter uniforms

Members of the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) pose at Camp Shanks, New York, before leaving from New York Port of Embarkation on Feb. The women are with the first contingent of Black American WACs to go overseas for the war effort

‎16th November 1944: Two WAACs (Women's Auxiliary Army Corps) are part of a convoy of ATS drivers going to Paris and will be among the first women to drive their own vehicles through France. Left Jean Barrett of NY State and second from left in the helmet, Corporal Jo Puo of Indiana ~

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3 Army Nurse Corps nurses pose with this Ford "Seep" (Sea Jeep) From left to right: Lt V Bartholomew, MM2/C L Artzie (the driver, US Navy), Lt G Cox (ANC), Lt H G Blything (ANC) and Lt C Ludkins (ANC).

Two nursing sisters (Army Nurse Corps) on the right we see the ANC insignia on the collar of his shirt, posed for the photograph, leaning on a Jeep GPA Amphibious.

Members of the Women's Army Corps pose in London in 1945. The women's uniforms were made of the same materials as the men's uniforms.

U.S. Army soldiers, 1945 - Photos - U.S. Army uniforms through the decades

Members of the Women's Army Corps pose in London in The women's uniforms were made of the same materials as the men's uniforms.

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