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.

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

The first contingent of Black American Women ,"WACs" to go overseas for the war-Women's Army Corps (WAC)-Feb 02,1945 ~

WAAC Recruiting Station, begin of WW2. Later in the war WAAC(women auxiliry army corps) became WAC(women army corps) ~

Members of the Army Nurse Corps during WWII.

U.S. Army nurses ride through the streets of Manila in February 1945 on their way to take over for army nurse POWs recently liberated at Santo Tomas Internment Camp.The Japanese imprisoned 78 military nurses and thousands of U.S. civilian women and children in the Philippines during World War II. Don't know about you but this was sadly never in my history textbooks growing up.

Nurses in WWl. The first war that allowed nurses to serve openly. Made possible by the Army Nurse Corps.

Girl kissing soldier. World War 2

Members of the WASP (Women Airforce Service Pilots) are pictured at Lockbourne Army Air Field in World War II.

This WWII poster for the Recruiting Publicity Bureau of the United States Army was illustrated by artist Bradshaw Crandell, c. 1943. "Are you a girl with star-spangled heart? Join the WAC now! Thousands of Army jobs need filling! Women's Army Corp. United States Army."

Oft forgotten heroines on WW2 -Lumberjills of The Women's Timber Corps. Like the many other amazing heroines of their time, the ladies of the Women’s Timber Corps stepped into unconventional britches in order to keep the industry, and country, moving while the men were off at war.

world war 2 women in the us navy

On December 7th, 1941 at 7:55 am, the Japanese attacked military airfields and Pearl Harbour with 181 torpedo dropping planes, dive bombers, horizontal bombers and fighters. Overall, twenty-one ships of the U.S. Pacific fleet were damaged and the death toll reached 2,350, along with 68 civilians and 1,178 injured.

Time Life's description of this picture. "GIs tramp in review across an English field, 1944, as the long-planned Operation Overlord - the D-Day invasion of France - draws near. With 160,000 Allied troops taking part, the cross-Channel attack was the single greatest air-land-and-sea invasion in military history."

General of the Army Douglas MacArthur (26 January 1880 – 5 April 1964) was an American general and field marshal of the Philippine Army. He was a Chief of Staff of the United States Army during the 1930s and played a prominent role in the Pacific theater during World War II. He received the Medal of Honor for his service in the Philippines Campaign. Arthur MacArthur, Jr., and Douglas MacArthur were the first father and son to each be awarded the medal. wem

A German girl is overcome as she is forced to walk through and around the exhumed bodies of some 800 slave workers that the SS guards near Namering, Germany murdered. The US Army who liberated the camp laid them out so that the townspeople, who feverishly denied knowledge of the camp, could view the work of their Nazi leaders.

James Stewart served as a pilot in World War II, initially rejected by the army for being underweight, despite wanting to serve. So, he went home, gained some weight, and was able to enlist. During the war, due to his celebrity status, he was kept in America, but after two years, his request to join the battle overseas was finally answered, where he flew in many dangerous missions, earning a good collection medals and awards.

During the Korean War, more than 50,000 women served at home and abroad. Five hundred Army nurses serve in combat zones. Many Navy nurses serve on hospital ships.

The Red Army had over 2,000 woman snipers during ww2

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.