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Women in the Military: World War II

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HR 6293, A bill to establish a...
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HR 6293, A bill to establish a Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps, January 28, 1942

Massachusetts Representative Edith Nourse Rogers introduced this bill to establish a Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) in December 1941. It became law the next year. Directed by Oveta Culp Hobby, the WAAC was renamed the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) and incorporated into the regular Army in 1943.

Records of the U.S. House of Representatives, National Archives and Records Administration