The Greatest Generation - Women in Uniform, pgs. 139-151 Summary & Analysis

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Women in Uniform, pgs. 139-151 Summary and Analysis

Women also play a role in the war effort since there aren't enough men to fill all of the support positions. This led to the creation of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corp of which Mary Hallaren is a member. Mary, from Massachusetts, is a junior high school teacher when the attack on Pearl Harbor occurs. Jeanne Holm is from Oregon where she works as a radio technician.

Mary is determined to prove that women can have a productive military career. When the war ends, Mary is in charge of upgrading the Auxiliary Corps to the Women's Army Corps so women would have a permanent place in the Army and Navy.

Jeanne Holm, in the meantime, is in Oregon attending Lewis and Clark College. When she receives a letter from the Defense Department asking...

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