Women Called to Action

There’s another great blog out there by Rochelle Gridley, who’s gathering the stories of women who served from Bloomington, Indiana.


The blog is called “Women Called to Action” and she’s profiling the stories of women from all service branches.

Check out the site. And if you have information do share with her!

The Hidden Heroes of World War II

EvaAnne Johnson, a librarian in the Chicago area, has been doing a great web history of the women who served in the military from DeKalb County.

Those of you who have been following the blog know that my mother was from the greater Chicago area as well (Cook County).

Be sure to give her blog a follow! And if you’re related to a Chicago-area female vet, be sure to get her name on the honor roll!

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Important Job


From the Navy caption of this July 1943 photograph:

Margaret Cherry, Sp(T) 3c is shown at one of the most important and helpful jobs the Waves are doing in aviation activities. She teaches aviation cadets and flight students instrument flying on the ground at NAAS Whiting Field, Pensacola, Fla.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

Legislation Introduced

The May 1946 edition of the WAVES Newsletter included this tantalizing tidbit: that women might be welcomed into the peacetime Navy.

The Women’s Armed Services Integration Act would pass in 1948, granting women permanent status in the Regular and Reserve forces of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps as well as in the newly created Air Force.

This clipping comes from The Arthur and Elizabeth Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, Harvard University.