The Womens Army Corps

JoanOfArc007

Ad Honorem
Dec 2015
3,907
USA
A very informative article on The Womens Army Corps that saw service in WW2. Women not only served the USA at the auto and steel plants during WW2, but they also directly served the US military in the fight against the Axis powers,

The Women's Army Corps in World War II

Over 150,000 American women served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War 11. Members of the WAC were the first women other than nurses to serve within the ranks of the United States Army. Both the Army and the American public initially had difficulty accepting the concept of women in uniform. However, political and military leaders, faced with fighting a two-front war and supplying men and materiel for that war while continuing to send lend-lease material to the Allies, realized that women could supply the additional resources so desperately needed in the military and industrial sectors. Given the opportunity to make a major contribution to the national war effort, women seized it. By the end of the war their contributions would be widely heralded.





 
Mar 2019
1,972
Kansas
A very informative article on The Womens Army Corps that saw service in WW2. Women not only served the USA at the auto and steel plants during WW2, but they also directly served the US military in the fight against the Axis powers,

The Women's Army Corps in World War II

Over 150,000 American women served in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during World War 11. Members of the WAC were the first women other than nurses to serve within the ranks of the United States Army. Both the Army and the American public initially had difficulty accepting the concept of women in uniform. However, political and military leaders, faced with fighting a two-front war and supplying men and materiel for that war while continuing to send lend-lease material to the Allies, realized that women could supply the additional resources so desperately needed in the military and industrial sectors. Given the opportunity to make a major contribution to the national war effort, women seized it. By the end of the war their contributions would be widely heralded.





And things have definitely changed for the better. I believe a few years ago female marines were allowed to fulfill combat roles, which means all the services are now equal opportunity environments for women