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.

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.

Containing vintage footage, WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT is a fascinating documentary about the roles women played on American soil during wartime.

Containing vintage footage, WORLD WAR II HOMEFRONT is a fascinating documentary about the roles women played on American soil during wartime.

Left to right: Sisters Ellen, Evelyn, Dorothy, and Florence Gahm, all served during WWII.Ellen(24),was a private first class in the WAC, at the Cushing General Hospital(Framingham,Mass) Closer to home,Evelyn(18) attended the University of Colorado,then received training at Colorado General Hospital as a cadet nurse.Dorothy(23)had been a teacher in Sterling before joining the MCWR at Cherry Point, N.C.Florence(21)was an aviation machinist's mate, second class in the WAVES~

Left to right: Sisters Ellen, Evelyn, Dorothy, and Florence Gahm, all served during WWII.Ellen(24),was a private first class in the WAC, at the Cushing General Hospital(Framingham,Mass) Closer to home,Evelyn(18) attended the University of Colorado,then received training at Colorado General Hospital as a cadet nurse.Dorothy(23)had been a teacher in Sterling before joining the MCWR at Cherry Point, N.C.Florence(21)was an aviation machinist's mate, second class in the WAVES~

World War II American Women | More than 300,000 women joined the Armed Forces during World War II ...

World War II American Women | More than 300,000 women joined the Armed Forces during World War II ...

1941 - 1945 | "Woman's Place in War Photograher Army Air Forces. Women's Army Corps" ~

1941 - 1945 | "Woman's Place in War Photograher Army Air Forces. Women's Army Corps" ~

During World War I, the Women's Land Army served as a support group to help women keep up the nation's food production. Some women were even transported from their homes to rural areas to help.

During World War I, the Women's Land Army served as a support group to help women keep up the nation's food production. Some women were even transported from their homes to rural areas to help.

Last Angel of Bataan. Mildred Dalton Manning died March 8 at age 98. She was an Army nurse held prisoner by the Japanese in the Philippines for almost three years during World War II.

Last Angel of Bataan. Mildred Dalton Manning died March 8 at age 98. She was an Army nurse held prisoner by the Japanese in the Philippines for almost three years during World War II.

These are field hospital nurses.  They arrived in France via England and Egypt after three years of wartime service. Photograph taken by Parker, August 12, 1944.

These are field hospital nurses. They arrived in France via England and Egypt after three years of wartime service. Photograph taken by Parker, August 12, 1944.

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