Women's Army Corps (United States Army) (kartoniertes Buch)

Oveta Culp Hobby, Douglas MacArthur, Women Airforce Service Pilots, WAVES, Women's Auxiliary Air Force, United States Secretary of Defense, Les Aspin
ISBN/EAN: 9786130370343
Sprache: Englisch
Umfang: 68 S.
Format (T/L/B): 0.4 x 22 x 15 cm
Auflage: 1. Auflage 2010
Einband: kartoniertes Buch
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High Quality Content by WIKIPEDIA articles! The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was the women's branch of the US Army. It was created as an auxiliary unit, the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps the 14 May 1942, and converted to full status as the WAC in 1943. Its first director was Oveta Culp Hobby, at the time a lawyer, a newspaper research editor and the wife of a prominent Texas politician. About 150,000 American women served in the WAAC and WAC during World War II. They were the first women other than nurses to serve with the Army. While conservative opinion in the leadership of the Army and public opinion generally was initially opposed to women serving in uniform, the shortage of men necessitated a new policy. While most women served stateside, some went to various places around the World, including Europe, North Africa and New Guinea. For an example WACs landed on Normandy Beach just a few weeks after the initial invasion.