By Mattie E Treadwell
Usa military in global conflict II.This heritage of the WAC is accomplished and unique. the writer has written it not just from to be had files but in addition out of private event. She was once a WAC employees officer, who, including the entire different Wacs, came upon herself in a mans military that was once just a little surprised by means of the appearance of a womens corps in its midst. it's ordinary for either newcomer and previous resident to have suspicions of one another, yet after the attribute interval of fake starts off prejudices disappear and self assurance is validated. So it was once with the WAC and the military. This e-book stresses the misconception, accurately sufficient, because it affected many choices reached on the policy-making point. The WAC didn't continually comprehend the Army—its customs and traditions, its association and invaluable chain of command. the military didn't continuously comprehend the WAC — its wishes and temperament, and the numerous different issues that guy, being the son of lady, must have identified yet didn't, a lot to his persevered embarrassment.
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4 1 Nevertheless, the sentiment in Congress favored those women whose disabilities THE WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS were directly due to war service, and financial relief to prevent their destitution was voted in certain cases. At this time Congresswoman Edith Nourse Rogers of Massachusetts developed an interest in the problem which was to lead ultimately to her sponsorship, fifteen years later, of the 42 WAAC Majorbill. Hughes also stated that it was uneconomical and confusing to have separate organizations of men and women, and that qualified women could be integrated into the men's army, with a similar uniform and privileges.
87, No. 100, p. 4639, 28 May 41. 52 53 54 Congressional Record entry cited n. 50(6). Interv cited n. 42(2). Memo, Brig Gen Wade H. Haislip, G-1, for CofS, 29 Apr 41. G-1/15839-10. Also in WA 320 (5-29-41) DRB AGO. 18 THE WOMEN'S ARMY CORPS . . " Only the Judge Advocate General proposed full military status, fearing—all too accurately, as it later proved—legal complications in an auxiliary. " Cited disadvantages included not the organization of this force is authorized only the many special arrangements nec- by law, it is the intention of the War Deessary for women's care but the fact that partment to develop it slowly and by trial the corps would "inject many other un- and error.
From the days of the American Revolution to the early twentieth century, there could be found little serious consideration of a women's corps in the United States Army. For the pioneer woman, home defense was a readily acceptable activity, but it had no connection in the public mind with an organized military corps of women. However, from the earliest days there were innumerable popular stories of females who had disguised themselves well enough to enlist in the Army as individuals. None of these stories could be verified from Army files, and they apparently occurred more often in legend than in fact, but there was evidence that not all were fictional.