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us: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps


  • [The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was a component of the United States Army.] The WAC was established by Congress in 1943, bringing the earlier Women's Army Auxiliary Corps into the regular Army. These women worked in a variety of support functions, including switchboard operation, office work, motor pool, translation, and mail processing. After the conclusion of World War II, the WAC became a permanent component in 1946. It was eventually abolished in 1978 as a separate corps with the women assimilated into other branches of Army.

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    • us: WAC
    • us: W.A.C. (Women's Army Corps)
    • us: United States. Women's Army Corps
    • us: Women's Army Corps (U.S.)
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  • Sources

    • found: Dahlgren, C.F. We were first, c1977 (subj.) p. 9, etc. (WAC, Women's Army Corps (formerly WAAC--Women's Army Auxiliary Corps))
    • found: LC data base, 8-12-83 (hdg.: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps)
    • found: U.S. Army Center of Military History, via WWW, Nov. 5, 2013: Women's Army Corps (est. by law on July 3, 1943; converted earlier Women's Army Auxiliary Corps into a component of regular Army; assigned to support functions, including switchboard operation, office work, motor pool driving, translation, mail; became permanent component in 1946; abolished in 1978 with women assimilated into other branches of Army)
  • General Notes

    • [The Women's Army Corps (WAC) was a component of the United States Army.] The WAC was established by Congress in 1943, bringing the earlier Women's Army Auxiliary Corps into the regular Army. These women worked in a variety of support functions, including switchboard operation, office work, motor pool, translation, and mail processing. After the conclusion of World War II, the WAC became a permanent component in 1946. It was eventually abolished in 1978 as a separate corps with the women assimilated into other branches of Army.
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    • 1983-11-04: new
    • 2013-11-08: revised
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