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.
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