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WWII "Gray Lady" Red Cross #Uniform, #1942-1947, #sanforized cotton dress and hat

Red Cross Uniform: ca. 1939-1945. "The blue seersucker dress, cap and bag were all used by Katherine Simons during the war in Charleston where she worked in the Red Cross canteen and with the motor service."

US World War II: 1941-1945 Asia/Pacific Campaign Service Medal

Recruiting poster circa 1941 via Jackson Library, The University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

A volunteer Red Cross "Gray Lady" lights a cigarette for U.S.N. sailor . 1945

Riveters at work in Fort Worth, Texas. Photographed by Howard R. Hallem in October 1942.

c. 1942-1947 Mercantile Uniforms, New York:WWII "Gray Lady" Red Cross Uniform/American Red Cross Volunteer Outfit. AKA Hospital and Recreation Corps. Uniform. The gray and white thin striped cotton dress and additional pieces of the white epaulets, white collar, gray matching belt and cap are all separate pieces. The American Red Cross Volunteer pin is pinned on the chest pocket above the large red cross embroidered patch. This one is dated 1942; the year they removed the veil from the cap.

World War II: Church Service in Cologne Cathedral, 1945 An American Army chaplain leads a group of kneeling soldiers (still armed with rifles) in prayer in Germany's famous Cologne Cathedral. This Margaret Bourke-White photograph captures the first service in the cathedral since it was heavily bombed by the Allies a month earlier -- and for those anxiously watching the events unfolding in Europe, half a world away, suggests not only the conflict's harrowing destruction and loss, but also, ju...

26 Oct 42: American Red Cross "clubmobiles" begin service in England. Affectionately called "Doughnut Dollies," the clubmobile women will be a source of tremendous morale-boosting comfort to war-weary troops through the end of the war. More: #WWII

American soldiers in France, World War II