Over 150,000 women served in the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) in WWII. Although many of the women served in the Army Nurse Corps, women also worked as laboratory technicians, armorers, typists, radio operators, weather observers, cryptographers, control tower operators, parachute riggers, sheet metal workers, photograph analysts, and many other jobs as the abilities and readiness to serve of the WACs were acknowledged.
The owner of this WAC shoulder bag was Doris M. Deering, a corporal in the Women’s Army Corps and a Link Trainer instructor at New Castle Army Airbase at New Castle, Delaware, from 1944 to 1945.
The bag is made of brown pebble-grain leather with three inside compartments and a flap closure.
Question about this artifact? Email the Collections Manager, Hal Sellars.
Every artifact in the Air Mobility Command Museum, including this one, is part of the United States Air Force Heritage Program. We are not able to loan artifacts in the museum's collection.