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United States. Army. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps


  • [The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was a military support organization associated with the United States Army.] The WAAC was established by Congress in 1942, allowing women to contribute to the U.S. war effort during World War II. The WAACs were not part of the Army, but worked in support functions such as clerical work, switchboard operation, motor pool, weather observation, and control tower operations. The organization was integrated into the regular Army in 1943 as the Women's Army Corps.
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    • United States. Women's Army Auxiliary Corps
    • W.A.A.C.
    • WAAC
    • Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (U.S.)
    • United States. Women's Auxiliary Training Corps
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        eng
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  • Sources

    • found: NUCMC data from Stephen F. Austin Univ. Lib. for Army Administration School (Nacogdoches, Tex.). Records, 1943-1944(name not given)
    • found: LC manual auth. cd.(hdg. for: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps: Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, WAAC, estb. by exec. order approved 5/14/42; name changed to Women's Army Corps by leg. signed 7/2/43)
    • found: NUCMC data from Univ. of Ill. at Urbana-Champaign Archives for Pease, T.C. Papers, 1915-1944(Women's Auxiliary Training Corps (1942-1943))
    • found: U.S. Army Center of Military History, via WWW, Nov. 5, 2013:Women's Army Corps (Women's Army Auxiliary Corps; est. May 14, 1942 by Congress; auxiliary working with the Army, not members of Army; women performed support functions, including clerical work, switchboard operation, motor pool, weather observers, control tower operators; integrated into regular Army as Women's Army Corps in 1943)
  • General Notes

    • [The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was a military support organization associated with the United States Army.] The WAAC was established by Congress in 1942, allowing women to contribute to the U.S. war effort during World War II. The WAACs were not part of the Army, but worked in support functions such as clerical work, switchboard operation, motor pool, weather observation, and control tower operations. The organization was integrated into the regular Army in 1943 as the Women's Army Corps.
  • Editorial Notes

    • [Old catalog heading: United States. Army. Women's Army Corps.]
  • Change Notes

    • 1986-04-15: new
    • 2013-11-08: revised
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