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Hello everyone!

 

Female collector/researcher interested in the history and uniforms and equipment of the Women's Army Corps/Nurse Corps from 1942-45. Have a family connection (grandmother and great aunt) who served overseas in Europe during the war. My grandfather was also a Battle of the Bulge/ Battle of Germany veteran so also interested in the stories and ephemera associated with that.

 

 

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Awesome-

I am a Woman's services uniform collector too- there is some GREAT stuff on the forum from these strong ladies!  Welcome aboard!

Mr.JERRY
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2 hours ago, Mr.Jerry said:

Awesome-

I am a Woman's services uniform collector too- there is some GREAT stuff on the forum from these strong ladies!  Welcome aboard!

 

Thank you! yes I have been trying to find time to look around. Much of my collection is in storage due to lack of space at the moment-but hoping to contribute some soon!

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Welcome Wac_Girl1944. Where did your grandmother and great aunt serve in Europe? I have a "WAC Area - Off Limits To Male Personnel" sign that came from the base referred to as Pine Tree in England. I did a thread about it here years ago. 

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Grandma was UK, France and Germany worked as switchboard operator. Her older sister worked as a stenographer/records clerk in Washington and UK. Their records have been lost and sadly by the time I began to ask questions as a teenager my aunt has died and grandma has began to suffer Alzheimers. She did recall being under shellfire in France on a couple of occasions.

 

 

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Welcome aboard.  Oddly my interests have been on female uniforms of World War I and Vietnam, which comes before and after yours.

 

Aside from dress uniforms, the differences in field uniforms between men and women mostly disappeared with the advent of BDU's.

Gil Burket
Omaha, NE
Specializing in Fakes and Reproductions
of the Vietnam War

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