1943 WAAC Women's Army Aux. Corps Uniform Button in Wartime Shortage Materials
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ARTIFACT: Scarce early 1943 Womens Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) uniform button in wartime shortage plastic and steel. The center of the button features a standing, spread winged eagle in nice relief detail. During WWI, the women who fought alongside the men were often left to find their own housing and food while stationed overseas. Upon returning home medical, pension, and disability benefits were not available to women. Edith Nourse Rogers introduced a bill to Congress that called for an official separate wing of the US Army for women, to be sure they would receive the same protection and benefits as their male counterparts while serving and upon returning home. The bill passed and became law…and the WAAC was established.
VINTAGE: Circa early 1943
SIZE: Approximately 7/8 in diameter
CONSTRUCTION/MATERIALS: Wartime shortage plastic and steel
ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Army WAAC collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. VBX15 LBHX11/15 uawo20002wub
CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The uniform buttons show mild wear, overall excellent condition.
GUARANTEE: As with all my items, this piece is guaranteed original.