This service hat, also referred to as a hobby hat, is from the Women's Army Corps of the United States Army. It was worn from 1945 to 1947 during World War II. This hat is made of khaki cotton and has the Army emblem on the center front.
1945 – 1947
5"" h 11"" w 8"" d
Current Location Status:
Gift Of Clinton Dudley Brown
(creator) Clinton Dudley Brown
Alternate names: C. Dudley BrownClinton Dudley Brown served in the United States Army from 1952 to 1954 during the Korean War. Women's Army Corps
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Alternate names: WAAC, WAC, Women's Army Auxiliary CorpsThe Women's Army Corps, also known as WAC, was created by the United States Congress in May of 1942 as the Women's Army Auxillary Corps (WAAC). It allowed women to serve during World War II with the rights and benefits afforded to soldiers. Most of the jobs open to women were in the fields of baking, clerical, driving, and medical. By 1943, over 400 jobs were open to women. Because the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps was not an integral part of the United States Army, women overseas did not receive the same benefits and pay as men and quickly recruitment numbers fell. A bill was introduced in 1943 that was passed by President Franklin D. Roosevelt which changed the name of the Women's Army Auxiliary Corps to the Women's Army Corps (WAC). With this law, the Women's Army Corps became part of the United States Army and women received ranks, privileges, and benefits equal to male soldiers. In 1978 the Women's Army Corps was disbanded and all female units were integrated into the male units of the United States Army.