In May 1942, President Roosevelt signed a Bill creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). ...

Accession Number P04264.001
Collection type Photograph
Object type Black & white - Print silver gelatin
Maker Department of Information
Date made c 1942- -1945
Conflict Second World War, 1939-1945
Copyright

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Description

In May 1942, President Roosevelt signed a Bill creating the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC). This allowed the United States (US) Army to enrol 150,000 officers and enlist women on non-combatant service. In the American summer of 1943 it was redesignated as the women’s Army Corps (WAC). The first wave of WACs from US arrived in Sydney in mid 1944. Members of the US Women's Army Corps (WACS) lined up wearing full field kit ready to entrain for an operational area. The roles the WACs performed were chiefly clerical workers, including some transport drivers.

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