Written by Stephanie Nickols On May 15, 1942 the United States government enacted Public Law 554 creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). Thousands of women enlisted in the WAAC in order to help with the war effort. Five training centers were formed to train the women for Army life and to be placed in … Continue reading Military Bands and the Women’s Army Corps
Mollie’s War: The Letters of a World War II WAC in Europe By Mollie Weinstein Schaffer and Cyndee Schaffer McFarland Publishing, 2010 http://www.mollieswar.com/ Rating: 4 out of 5 Review by Amanda McInnis Time/Part of War covered: 1943 – 1945. The focus is on the war through Mollie’s eyes – and therefore it goes from her enrollment, … Continue reading Book Review: Mollie’s War
An Army in Skirts by Frances DeBra Brown Indiana Historical Society Press, 2008 “To all the women who served in the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps and the Women’s Army Corps. We were raised as ladies and we acted as ladies, hence the name of my book An Army in Skirts.” Review by Jennifer Bergeron An … Continue reading Book Review: An Army in Skirts
In honor of National Trivia Day, we've made a short quiz on WAC Trivia. A few of these are fairly simple, but most are a little more difficult. All questions are culled from sources that are available online, so you could take it open note style if you are so inclined. The quiz is available … Continue reading Trivia Day Quiz
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.