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

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

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Description

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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About This Item

  • Title: Join the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, World War II poster, ca. 1943
  • Creation Date: circa 1943
  • Subject Date: circa 1943
  • State: ME
  • Media: Lithograph
  • Local Code: 2017.600.262
  • Object Type: Text and Image

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Maine Historical Society
485 Congress Street, Portland, ME 04101
(207) 774-1822 x230
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