Byline: Randi Bjornstad The Register-Guard She chose the trumpet as her instrument "because it had fewer valves than the clarinet," but Donna-Mae Baldenecker Burr Smith's childhood choice paid off a few years later when she became the first woman bugler in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps, a force of 150,000 women established by Congress in 1942, just months after the United States entered the war following Pearl Harbor.
What does WAAC stand for?
WAAC stands for Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (various locations)
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- Western Association for Art Conservation
- Western Association of Agriculture Councils
- Western Australian AIDS Council
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- Windsor Accessibility Advisory Committee (Windsor, ON, Canada)
- Women's Art Association of Canada
- Women's Auxiliary Army Corps (USA-WWII)
- Women’s Abortion Action Campaign
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- Western Australian Aboriginal Community Controlled Health Organisation
- Western Australian Aboriginal Child Health Survey
- Washington Attorneys Assisting Community Organizations
Samples in periodicals archive:
Born out of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943, the WAC enabled women to take over more routine service and office jobs and free men for combat roles during World War II.
A veteran, she enlisted in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps in 1943 and retired as a Colonel following a 32-year-career on active duty and in the Army Reserves.
1906 The New York Meteorological Office announced that it would soon be possible to forecast the weather 1917 The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was founded.
2) The Women's Army Corps Service Medal is awarded to women who served in the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps between 20 July 1942 and 31 August 1943 or the Women's Army Corps between 1 September 1943 and 2 March 1946.
Roosevelt signed the taw establishing a Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.
1917 - Women's Army Auxiliary Corps founded, first official British service women.
The Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was the first of the British women's military services to be set up in January 1917, and the first women to wear a military uniform.
Alice Baker was born in Costessey, near Norfolk, and in 1916, when the death toll on the Western Front brought mourning every day to the towns and villages of Britain, she joined the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps.