|Carol M. Anderson|
|Inducted into the WAACs on Flag Day|
The oath of allegiance to the WAACs was administered by Lieutenant Roberta Dent
to seven girls at the Flag Day ceremonies in the Chippewa Fairgrounds, Sunday.
Taking the oath from Lieutenant Dent (right) are (left to right) Millicent
Badman, Carol Anderson, Delores Erickson, Marjorie Boyd, Elizabeth
English; Gladys Grinsel. Candidate not pictured is Grace Anderson.
|Women Recruits Choose Training
in Army Air Force
Lieutenant Dorothy Laurie Grimm of the WAC Recruiting Office, 509 Union National Bank in Eau Claire, said today that the United States Army Air Force is the branch of the Army most popular with women now joining the Women’s Army Corps. Even though it is possible for women serving with the Army Ground and Service Forces to choose the Army post in the Sixth Service Command in which to work, they still prefer to take their chances on a station and have the thrill of working at an air base. Being an Air WAC does not allow a woman to choose her station, but she may be recommended for a certain job and prove herself capable of holding that job. The qualifications necessary to become an Air WAC are no different than for any other branch of the Army.
It has recently been announced that WACs assigned to the Army Air Forces will get the same technical training as men. Women chosen for the courses will go to Chanute Field, IL or Lowry Field, CO. Women must be recommended by their station commanding officers. This recommendation will be based upon experience, previous training, demonstrated ability, and tests.
Praise from Major Giles
Air WACs from Eau Claire
|Librarian in WAC|
|PFC. CAROL M. ANDERSON
Private First Class Carol M. Anderson recently spent her furlough with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Martin Anderson, Chippewa Falls, Route 1.
Private First Class Anderson entered the service on June 30, 1943 and took her basic training at Fort Des Moines, IA. She is now stationed at the Sioux City Air Base. She is in the Special Service as a librarian. While here, she also visited with her grandmother, Mrs. Otto A. Johnson, Eddy Street, and other relatives and friends in Eau Claire.