African-American WACs at Camp Atterbury, Indiana

African-American WACs at Camp Atterbury, Indiana

The eight members of the enlisted administrative force of the Medical Section, 3561st Service Unit of the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) following a regular morning conference at Camp Atterbury, Indiana. Seated in front (left to right): Auxiliary Dorothy L. Howard, 1st Sergeant Thelma Lytle, and Aux. Gladys G. Jones. Standing behind (from left to right): Auxiliaries Gertrude Slaughter, Irene C. Figgins, Catherine G. Brown, Eulah M. Bailey, and Supply Sergeant Laverne Grose. The Medical Section, 3561st S.U. was composed entirely of black servicewomen of the WAACs (later Women’s Army Corps, or WAC). 22 June 1943.

Photo size: 1666 × 1306
Photo source: Indiana State Library
Usage: Public Domain




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