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US WAC (Womens Army Corps) badge

Object | Accession Number: 1994.122.1

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    US WAC (Womens Army Corps) badge
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    Overview

    Brief Narrative
    Badge from U.S. Army W.A.C. uniform.
    Date
    publication/distribution:  approximately 1941-1945
    Credit Line
    United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Collection, Gift of the Estate of Bertha Lurey Elston
    Markings
    front, center: THE STARS & STRIPES / U.S. / ARMY
    Contributor
    Subject: Bertha Elston
    Distributor: United States. Army
    Biography
    Bertha Lurey Elston was born in Chicago in 1910. She enlisted in the U.S. Army in December 1943, where she worked for the London edition of the newspaper Stars and Stripes. She attended officers candidate school and in July 1945 became second lieutenant. She was discharged in February 1946.

    Physical Details

    Language
    English
    Classification
    Military Insignia
    Category
    Badges
    Physical Description
    Rectangular cloth body with slight arch with yellow embroidered text and two five pointed stars against a black background.
    Dimensions
    overall: Height: 2.000 inches (5.08 cm) | Width: 3.750 inches (9.525 cm)
    Materials
    overall : cloth

    Rights & Restrictions

    Conditions on Access
    No restrictions on access
    Conditions on Use
    No restrictions on use

    Keywords & Subjects

    Personal Name
    Elston, Bertha Lurey.

    Administrative Notes

    Provenance
    The badge was donated to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum in 1994 by the Estate of Bertha Lurey Elston.
    Record last modified:
    2022-07-28 18:29:58
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