Women Who Fought in World War II

Often, when discussing the history of World War II, men in combat is the topic that is primarily focused on. Women on the other hand are sometimes forgotten.

Prior to World War II, the divisions of the United States Military were not willing to allow women into the forces. Although thousands of women had worked as nurses during World War I, it was not until World War II that women had the opportunity to participate in combat.

This exhibition will provide general background information on the Women's Army Corps (WAC), the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP), the U.S. Navy- Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Services (WAVES) and the United States Coast Guard and Women's Reserve (SPARS). 

Check out this website to learn more about these brave women!

To learn more about this topic, visit  https://www.womenshistory.org/resources/general/military