Photos of WWII Army WACS - Page 2

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American women replace fighting men in Europe

American women replace fighting men in Europe, 07/12/1945.

WAC laboratory technician trainee conducts an experiment in the serology laboratory

PFC Johnnie Mae Welton, WAC laboratory technician trainee, conducts an experiment in the serology laboratory of the Fort Jackson Station Hospital, Fort Jackson, SC, 03/20/1944.

First African-American marriage to be performed in the European Theater of Operations

Chaplain William T. Green reads the benediction at the marriage ceremony of Pfc. Florence A. Collins to Cpl. William A. Johnson. This is the first African-American marriage to be performed in the European Theater of Operations, 08/19/1945.

Bowling alley at Fort McClellan, Alabama

The bowling alleys at Fort McClellan, Alabama, are well patronized by members of WAC Det #2 in their off-duty hours. M/Sgt Helen Starr is ready to send a ball on its way down the alley, 01/27/1944.

WAC's in the Berlin conference area

Captain Elizabeth Hoisington, in charge of WAC's in the Berlin conference area, gives final instructions to telephone operators PFC Guadalupe Torres and PFC Frances Gribble during the Potsdam Conference in Germany, 07/16/1945.

Pvt. Ruth L. James on gate duty at the African-American WAC Central Postal Directory Battalion facilities in France

Pvt. Ruth L. James on gate duty at the African-American WAC Central Postal Directory Battalion facilities in France, where an open house is held for African-American soldiers in the area, 05/26/1945.

Marian Anderson, world's greatest contralto, entertains a group of overseas veterans and WACs

Marian Anderson, world's greatest contralto, entertains a group of overseas veterans and WACs on the stage of the San Antonio Municipal Auditorium, 04/11/1945.

A Black WAC Unit in France during World War II

A Black WAC Unit in France during World War II.

Members of the Third WAC Company, Newport News, VA

Members of the Third WAC Company, Newport News, VA.

Two units arrived in the Washington D.C. area to conduct a secret experiment of women working in Anti-aircraft Artillery (AAA) Command

Two units arrived in the Washington D.C. area to conduct a secret experiment of women working in Antiaircraft Artillery (AAA) Command (later identified as the 89th Coast Artillery, AntiAircraft, Military District of Washington, Eastern Defense Command), 1942. This experiment did not exist on paper due to the feeling that the general public would be outraged at the idea of women firing guns.

WAAC unit working in Antiaircraft Artillery (AAA) Command

WAAC unit working in Antiaircraft Artillery (AAA) Command, 1942.

The 1st WAAC Separate Battalion arrived in England commanded by Colonel Mary A. Hallaren

The 1st WAAC Separate Battalion arrived in England commanded by Colonel Mary A. Hallaren. The 555 enlisted women and 19 officers arrived 16 July 1943.

GI's assisting WAC's upon their arrival in England

GI's assisting WAC's upon their arrival in England, 1943.

V-J Day (Victory in Japan Day) celebrations in Paris, France

V-J Day (Victory in Japan Day) celebrations in Paris, France.

V-J Day (Victory in Japan Day) celebrations in Paris, France

V-J Day (Victory in Japan Day) celebrations in Paris, France.