A WAC (Women’s Army Corp) dressed in field gear, helmet included, gives children candy, c 1944

Arriving at Auschwitz, children and their mothers, along with the old and infirm, were taken directly to the gas chambers. Those exhausted by slave labor and the appalling conditions joined them, while camp doctors, including the notorious Josef Mengele, selected thousands of prisoners for cruel, crippling and life-threatening experimentation. By 1944, so many were being killed that the bodies had to be burnt on huge pyres, fueled, partly, by the victim’s own fat.

The Army needs Wacs! 1944

US Army nurses arriving at Normandy in July 1944 to care for wounded Allied soldiers who had been evacuated to the rear of the line

United States. Army. Women's Army Corps, 1944: College women in the WAC.

U.S. Army nurses prepping for a fly mission, World War II. ★

WAC

When Corregidor and Bataan fell in 1942, there were 11 US Navy nurses and 66 Army nurses who were captured along with the American and Filipino forces, and imprisoned in and around the city of Manila. These 77 women became known as the Angels of Bataan (sometimes even referred to as the Battling Belles of Bataan) who, despite being prisoners of war, continued to serve as an active nursing unit until their liberation in February 1945.

WAAC recruiting station, begin of WW2. later in the war WAAC(women auxiliary army corps) became WAC(women army corps)

U-Boat 110, a German Submarine that was sunk and risen in 1918. This photograph shows the control room in the Submarine, including the manhole to the periscope well, hand wheels for pressure gear, valve wheels for flooding and blowing and the air pressure gauges.

The best-dressed woman of 1944. #vintage #1940s #WW2 #women #ads

An American soldier sharing his Christmas package with children somewhere in Italy

Woman's place in war...the Women's Army Corps. #vintage #1940s #WW2 #propaganda

A soldier rescuing Vietnamese children.

WWII Woman Marine and Army Technician, 1944 ~

Sergeant Karen M. Hermiston of the Canadian Women's Army Corps, holding a Rolleiflex camera during the fall of 1944.

Canadian Women's Army Corps, 1943

Women's Uniform. Circa 1945 - This is a WAC (Woman's Army Corps) uniform, missing collar insignia and ribbons indicate the owner also served during the US occupation of Germany after the war.

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Canadian Women's Army Corps, World War 2, celebrating VE Day in London.

In 1945, when these WACs (Women's Army Corps) shipped out from Britain to France, more than 280,000 women were serving in all branches of the military - the Navy's WAVES, the Coast Guard's SPARS and Women Marines. Their rank and title were the same as the men's; so was the pay. Before the war, only the Army and Navy Nurse Corps admitted women.