AND CIVILIAN DEFENSE,ARMY: WAAC's First Muster

ARMY

The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps had openings for 450 officers. On the first day, bemused Army recruiting officers gave out 13,208 long, pink application blanks, explained 13,208 times that an applicant must be between her 21st and 50th birthdays* (no, she must not fib about her age), must be between five and six feet tall, must weigh between 105 and 200 Lb., must have a high-school education.

Ladies, Please! Rich or poor, black or white, married or single, women were so eager to sign up that many went without breakfast. Bosses waited...

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