S90: Attitudes towards Women in the Services
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Camp Adair, OR
Brookley Field, AL
Camp Campbell, KY
Ft. Devens, MA
Camp Mackall, NC
Mitchel Field, NY
Orlando AAF Tactical Center, FL
Robins Field, GA
Camp Ellis, IL
Camp White, OR
George E. Cole
Eugene J. Zander
William M. Zurflieh
A. Lee Coleman
Petterson Marzoni, Jr.
B-80 What the Soldier Thinks of the WAC
Amongst the braggarts who beat out the draft board, you constantly hear them singing their own praises because they enlisted. However, these same braggarts are the ones who go AWOL and gold brick most of the time. The WAC's, on the other hand, never bring up the fact that they enlisted. Of course, I don't feel that way only about the WAC's, I feel that way about any women's auxiliary in the armed forces, whatever job they may be doing. I personally feel that they joined up for purely altruistic reasons, and not for any selfish motives.
2. The WAC does not determine character but rather releases the inhibiting factors of home so that she lives her own character not an assumed one. 3. Most civilian employees of the government should be in essential industry or in the service. 4. The Wac. discipline is much better for a woman than living in boom towns of war industry.
There are lots of fellows who are crippled in this outfit who are really too bad off to do field duty. If they could be put into work that the Wacs are taking up they would be doing their country more good and themselves too.
The outcome of this war is just as important to women as to men - the fact they are a so called "weaker sect" does not free them from their obligation to their country during a time of war. (a war that is a life and death struggle for civilization and their very existence
While in Civilian life they should work in war plants so the rest of us can win the war.
Women are not necessary in the army. There are enough of the "limited Service" men who could cover the work instead of discharging them or putting them on a general duty basis and thereby endangering the lives of other soldiers. I feel therefore that there are too many immoral women in the service and I wouldn't want my sister to live with such people nor would a self-respecting woman and that they are not necessary because I've seen more than enough wasted manpower which would amply cover the jobs covered by Wac's.
Sometimes a morally fine, upstanding, red-blooded American girl will join the Wacs and nine out of ten times she changes over to the "habits" of the others. God bless the women who stay home and are preserving the fine things that we are fighting for. "Wake up America!"
If this were done we would consequently win the battle of production & then it would be a less simple matter to go to work on the enemy. A few armadas, like the one which landed in Africa, would be just the thing for an attack on the European fortress, produced of course by the extra manpower furnished by the women's services.
In this camp alone there are hundreds of officers who could do a lot more for the war effort by getting down to business and not trying to keep up with the next man. If the purse strings were drawn and the men now working on certain jobs were given enough to do, there would be no need for WACs or civilian help.