Women in the Military During WWII Photo Gallery

Three Marine Corps Women Reservists at Camp Lejeune, North Carolina, 1943.
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 208. ARC Identifier 535876 / Local Identifier 208-NS-4350-2
 A large group of WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), march in Washington, 1944.
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 80. ARC Identifier 520613 / Local Identifier 80-G-46257  
 These two Women Navy mechanics work on an engine at  Naval Air Station Jacksonville, October 27, 1943.
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 80. ARC Identifier 520608 / Local Identifier 80-G-43424  
Women did serve in some dangerous situations, such as this Nurse who flew with evacuated wounded. 
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 208. ARC Identifier 535779 / Local Identifier 208-N-12713 

This group of US Army Nurses, arrive in Greenock, Scotland, in European Theater of Operations. Ausust 15, 1945.
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 111. ARC Identifier 531204 / Local Identifier 111-SC-192605-S

 This group of American women of the Women's Army Corps, receive items from the Red Cross, as they wait to board a ship for Europe, July 12, 1945. 
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 208. ARC Identifier 535769 / Local Identifier 208-MO-156BB(42701)
This is one of the first groups of African American Women to serve overseas (somewhere in England) during WWII, as part of the Women's Army Corps, February 15, 1945. 
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 111. ARC Identifier 531249 / Local Identifier 111-SC-200791
 Women of the United States Women's Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs), performed an important roll in the war. They freed up many male pilots to perform combat duting.  
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 208. ARC Identifier 535781 / Local Identifier 208-N-20843

A group of WASPs (Women Airforce Service Pilots) in front of USAAF B-17 appropreatly named, "Pistol Packin Mama."
National Museum of the US Air Force Photo (U.S. Air Force photo)
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 These WASPs check their flight plan on the wing of an A-25.
National Museum of the US Air Force Photo (U.S. Air Force photo)
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Pilot and Copilot of a C-47 , exit the plane.
National Museum of the US Air Force Photo (U.S. Air Force photo)
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 A Group of WASP trainees listen to their instructor.
National Museum of the US Air Force Photo (U.S. Air Force photo)
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This Brochure was used for Recruitment for the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps,1942.
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 165. ARC Identifier 595692 / MLR Number NM84 55
These Women of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC), wait to board a train, in Sydney Australia.
Photo: Australian War Memorial details
This WWII Poster gives women their much deserved credit.
Photo: National Archives. Part of record group 44. ARC Identifier 514416 / Local Identifier 44-PA-911

2 comments:

Lady Blackwood said...

I absolutely love this!!

I'm in the middle of collecting photos of Women in WWII, and these are fabulous. I know you've got them locked down pretty tight so people don't steal them, but if you would be so kind as to allow me access to the images in high res (looking for a pilot Aunt of mine) to look them over closely, I promise never to post them on the internet. Wadaya say - any possibility?

Thanks!

The Reptile Guy said...

Thanks for taking a look at them. These images are part of the collection at the National Archives. I've included some information on each photo, if you want to try to contact the National Archives. Good luck in your search. You might also check the Library of Congress. They have some public domain images there too.