BETWEEN 1942 AND 1945 over 350,000 American women served in and alongside the U.S. military – as soldiers, sailors, pilots, Marines, Red Cross volunteers, and USO entertainers.

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Women in uniform joined in the nation’s battle against fascism with energy, courage, fortitude, wit, and ingenuity. For many, World War II was the defining event of their lives . . .

We’re in This War, Too: World War II Letters from American Women in Uniform
— Judy Barrett Litoff & David C. Smith

 

Making women soldiers was the most dramatic break with
traditional sex roles in the twentieth century.

Women at War With America: Private Lives in a Patriotic Era
— D’Ann Campbell


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