When determining the appropriate uniform for one's impression(s), it's necessary to use a multitude of resources. We'll keep sharing uniform references on the blog, so stay tuned, but let's focus on T/E 21 for today. Tables of equipment (T/Es) were charts of the equipment to be issued to an organization or individual. T/E 21 "Clothing … Continue reading Table of Equipment 21
The first known published crossword was in the December 21, 1913 edition of the New York World newspaper. December 21 is Crossword Puzzle Day & to celebrate we've made a WAC crossword! A downloadable PDF version is available here. We tried to not make it too easy, but we promise it's not the Sunday Times-level … Continue reading Happy Crossword Puzzle Day
WAC Training Programs went through several changes during WWII. This infographic will help explain some of the changes that were made from the first classes in 1942, to the adoption of MTP 35-10 in July 1944.
Just a quick post since it's such a busy week (check out #ddayohio on Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) to see all of the goings-on at the event! We wanted to share our favorite playlist, full of hits from 1941-1944. Capt. Cooper is infamously not a fan of Glenn Miller's music, so excuse his absence. We're sure you'll catch … Continue reading Our Favorite WWII Music
Athletic shoes frequently pop up in photos of the training centers, and were worn not only for physical training (which constituted 17-30 hours of Basic Training), but also for fatigue duty and in off-duty hours. We will wear ours at events centered around WAAC/WAC Training centers. "Originally, according to the Table of Basic Allowances, each … Continue reading WAAC Athletic Shoes
We have had this project languishing on the proverbial back burner for a few years now, but after Fort Meigs' Muster on the Maumee event and triple-digit heat, we decided to actually start it. The exercise uniform consisted of a front-buttoning striped seersucker dress and matching bloomers, the WAAC Summer Cap (AKA fatigue hat, "Daisy … Continue reading WAAC Exercise Suit Project
In the Company of Wacs by Elna H. Grahn Reviewed by Jen Bergeron Major Hilliard openly states at the introduction that this book is her memories of events that happened over the course of 1942-1946, while she was a member of the WAAC/WAC. Her recollections are easy to read and filled with interesting details to the … Continue reading Book Review: In the Company of Wacs, by Elna Hilliard Grahn