Women in the military

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Women in the military

  1. 1. Women In The Military BY: Kathryn Marter & Alissa Sellers WAAC WASP SPARS WAVES
  2. 2. Branches for women <ul><li>WAAC </li></ul><ul><li>WASP </li></ul><ul><li>WAVES </li></ul><ul><li>SPARS </li></ul>
  3. 3. Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps <ul><li>Created in May 1942 </li></ul><ul><li>First Director was Oveta Culp Hobby </li></ul><ul><li>First to serve in within ranks of the </li></ul><ul><li>United States Army, other than nurses </li></ul><ul><li>Gave Women knowledge, skills, </li></ul><ul><li>and special training for the war </li></ul>WAAC
  4. 4. Women Airforce Service Pilots <ul><li>First women, in history, trained to fly military aircraft </li></ul><ul><li>Mascot: Fifinella, wore them as </li></ul><ul><li>patches on their uniforms </li></ul><ul><li>Did not receive benefits and pay </li></ul><ul><li>that men who did it (At first) </li></ul><ul><li>Served from September 1942 to </li></ul><ul><li>December 20, 1944 </li></ul>WASP
  5. 5. Women Accepted for Volunteer Military Services <ul><li>Established 1942 – as United States Naval Reserve </li></ul><ul><li>Clerical or administrative positions, instructors for pilots, and to calculate bomb trajectories </li></ul><ul><li>Received the same pay and military discipline of men </li></ul>WAVES
  6. 6. United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve <ul><li>Established November 23, 1942 </li></ul><ul><li>Based on coast guard motto – “semper paratus-Already Ready” </li></ul><ul><li>Clerical work in Coast Guard’s Washington headquarters </li></ul><ul><li>Worked the length of the war plus six months </li></ul>SPARS
  7. 7. Women in Military Branches <ul><li>Army – 140,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Navy – 100,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Marines – 23,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Coast Guard – 13,000 </li></ul><ul><li>AirForce – 1,000 </li></ul><ul><li>Army and Navy Nurse corps – 74,000 </li></ul>
  8. 8. Propaganda
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  10. 10. In U.S.A <ul><li>Building ships, aircraft, vehicles, and weaponry </li></ul><ul><li>Worked in factories, on munitions plants and farms </li></ul><ul><li>Also drove trucks </li></ul><ul><li>Provided logistic support for soldiers </li></ul>
  11. 11. Eleanor Roosevelt <ul><li>“ This is not a time when women should be patient. We are in a war and we need to fight it with all of our ability and every weapon possible. Women Pilots, in this particular case, are a weapon waiting to be used.” </li></ul>Strong Supporter in Women In Military
  12. 12. Sources http:// en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eleanor_Roosevelt http:// www.army.mil/women/wac.html http:// www.wingsacrossamerica.us/wasp/index.htm http:// www.airforcehistory.hq.af.mil/PopTopics/WASP.htm http://online-study-guide.com/history/women-womens/waves-navy-volunteer.html http:// www.answers.com /topic/spars http://www.mnhs.org/library/tips/history_topics/133women_military.htm

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