Item 104320 - Join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, World War II poster, ca. 1943

Item 104320 - Join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, World War II poster, ca. 1943
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Item 104320
Join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, World War II poster, ca. 1943
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The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WACC) was established in May 1942, but did not take on active duty until July 1, 1943. It's first director, Ovete Culp Hobby (1905-95), was from Texas. The force was comprised of volunteer citizens in support functions, or additional personnel participating in police and military duties, usually part time.The WAAC was disbanded in 1978, and integrated with male units.

The poster reads, "Together: Serve with our fighting army. Join the WAAC. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, U.S. Army."

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