Army Nurses 1/Sgt Nancy E. Carter, 1/Sgt Esther Mae Nesbitt, and Pfc Margaret A. Wright read mail in France, 1944

Col Mary Agnes Hallaren (May 4, 1907 – February 13, 2005) was an American soldier, the director of the Women’s Army Corps at the time that it became a part of the United States Army. As the director of the WAC, she was the first woman to officially join the US Army. She also commanded the first women’s battalion to go overseas, and by 1945 commanded all WAC personnel in the European theater

WACs arrive for duty at the VIII Bomber Command in England, 27 July 1943

While Cpl Joe Vera of Chicago, Illinois, strikes up the music, civilian actress technicians go into their dance routine. L to R, Cpl Joe Vera, Shirley Albert, Worcester, Mass; Ruth Fischer, Pittsburg, Pa and Cpl James T. Hetzer, Huntington W.Va. Camp Suippes, France, 9/18/1945

WAC’s enjoy softball at bivouac area situated among ruins of Verdun, France. They are attached to the 12th Army Group, Group Detachment, WAC Detachment, November 1, 1944

As they push a mail-cart at Central Postal Directory, APO, 743, Vitry-sur-Seine, France, which is destined for redeployed soldiers back in the states, four WACs cross their fingers in hope that someday their own mail will follow them home. They are, L to R, T/Sgt Ethel A. Thompson, Stone St, Chaumont, New York; T/Sgt Blanche G. Jones, 338 Lancaster Ave, Richmond, Kentucky; Sgt Ina M. Anderson, Wilson Ave, Steubenville, Ohio and Sgt Sophia F. Kascak, 2847 E. 91st St, Cleveland, Ohio

Lt Patricia Basinger, surgical nurse of the 27th Evacuation Hospital in France, writes a few letters in her tent. 7th Army, Xertigny, France, November 7, 1944

View of eye, ear, nose, throat and Maxilo-facial ward of the 27th Evacuation Hospital in Xertigny, France, October 20, 1944

Women war correspondents, covering WACs and other branches of service in France, catch up on their work in the shade of the old apple tree, somewhere in France. L to R, Virginia Irwin, St Louis Post-Dispatch; Marjorie Avery, Detroit Free Press and Judy Barden, New York Sun. France, July 23, 1944

This group of Red Cross club mobile girls are busy cooking and eating their own chow upon arrival in France, where they will minister to GI’s. L to R, Helen Coffin, Providence, R.I; Jeri Jean Ford, Long Beach, Calif; Alice Niestockel, Akron, Ohio and Gertrude Bradbury, Schenectady, New Your. France, July 19, 1944

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