WAC, England 1944

 

U.S. Service Women through the Years

In this May 5, 1944 file photo, five members of the Women’s Army Corps serving with the army service of supplies, salute an officer at a base in England. (AP Photo, File)

The standard, base uniform for WACs stationed in Europe was the winter service uniform. The enlisted WACs above are all wearing the winter service uniform with Hobby  Hats. The officer is wearing the early WAAC pattern overcoat with the utility bag.

Uniform:

  • Cap, garrison or Cap, WAC
  • Jacket, wool, women’s
  • Waist, wool, women’s
  • Skirt, wool, drab,
  • Shoes, service, women’s low
  • Necktie, women’s
  • Stockings, neutral shade
  • Bag, WAC, utility
  • Insignia
  • Decorations, service medals (optional)

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