gnarton white knighting up in here...huuuuge surprise
anyway, here is a link to a transcript to an interview my granma did for an oral history preservation project
she pretty much was an office assistant in the Pacific theatre
Norma Shaver enlisted in the United States Army in 1943. Over 400,000 women served in the U.S. armed forces, mostly working as nurses and office assistants. In 1941, the Congress created the Women’s Army Corps (WAC), which was followed in 1942 by the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergence Services (or WAVES), which was attached to the Navy, and the Marine Corps Women’s Reserves. Women were not allowed to serve in combat roles, but they served an important role in filling positions behind the front lines, which freed up men to fight in battle.
always read through this on memorial day/veteran's day