‘Take off the Silk, Put on the Khaki’: America’s First Women Soldiers, 1942

Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, Iowa, 1942
Behind the Picture
'40s
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LIFE celebrates the pioneers of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps -- the WAACs -- who enlisted, donned uniforms and learned to soldier for the United States in the early days of the Second World War. Read More

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