WACs in New Guinea + current news — Pacific Paratrooper

In June 1944, about the same time that Smitty landed in New Guinea, Gen. Kenney of the 5th Air Force started building up a WAC detachment in Australia. He had nearly 200 women in the HQ doing the secretarial duties. They must have been originally scheduled for Alaska, because they arrived with heavy woolen skirts, coats and shirts. The quartermaster re-equipped them with cotton G.I. clothing and the tailors of Brisbane were kept busy making alterations.

WACs in New Guinea + current news

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4 Responses to WACs in New Guinea + current news — Pacific Paratrooper

  1. GP says:

    Thank you very much for sharing this story!!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. SLIMJIM says:

    God bless those women who served in the Pacific theatre

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