WAAC Hat Eagle: The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) existed from May 1942 to September 1943. Solid brass, highly detailed vaulted eagle, 2.25 x 1.85 inches, called the "Walking Buzzard," rare, very light wear.
WAAC - Women's Army Auxiliary Corps: About 150,000 American women served in the WAAC and WAC during World War II. They were the first women other than nurses to serve with the Army. General Douglas MacArthur called the WACs "my best soldiers", adding that they worked harder, complained less, and were better disciplined than men. Many generals wanted more of them and proposed to draft women but it was realized that this "would provoke considerable public outcry and Congressional opposition", and so the War Department declined to take such a drastic step. Those 150,000 women who did serve released the equivalent of 7 divisions of men for combat. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower said that "their contributions in efficiency, skill, spirit, and determination were immeasurable".
WAAC Tunic Button: brown plastic, 7/8 th's inch, light wear.
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