Over 150,000 women served in or with the Army in four organizations during World War II: the Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), the Army Nurse Corps (ANC), and the Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP). They performed critical functions, endured hardship, and many lost their lives in the service of their country. Women’s military service in this time period helped change expectations and perceptions about women’s role outside the home. Learn about the pioneering wartime service of these remarkable women and how to find records for those in your family who served.
Annette Burke Lyttle owns Heritage Detective, LLC, providing professional genealogical services in research, education, and writing. She speaks on a variety of genealogical topics at the national, state, and local levels and loves helping people uncover and share their family stories. Annette is a member of the Association of Professional Genealogists and the Genealogical Speakers Guild.