War Date New York WAC Panoramic Group Photograph - 1943
Original PhotoWar Date Women's Army Corps Panorama photograph of the 12th Company, 5th Regiment of the Women's Army Corps.The image shows 83 uniformed women, 4 of which are officers and signed on the image. All 83 members are numbered on the photograph with their full names on the verso, many have added address, city, and state - all of which handwritten. Almost all of the women's listed locations are from New York. The women are in uniform in several rows. the center reads "12th Co. 5th Regt. WAC Daytona Beach, FLA. - Oct. 20 1943" and handwritten on the photo is: "Photo by Halpern - Graduated Nov 2, 1943" - written on the backside in addition to the listed names is: "Property of Grace Doyle 304 Rensselaer Ave. Ogdensburg, New York" The WAC was a great source of pride for many women during WWII as it allowed them to patriotically contribute to their country's war efforts. The WAC during WWII were trained to handle auxiliary functions for the military as switchboard operators, mechanics, drivers, stenographers, armorers to maintain and repair smalls arms & heavy weapons (which they unfortunately weren't allowed to use), and many other war-time support operations.
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