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There are many unsung heroes who served in World War Two For my research I will explore some of the many ways in which courageous women served in the armed forces I will investigate the following questions how they were recruited what types of obstacles barriers andor prejudice they encountered what types of jobs or duties were available to them and what type of treatment they received in the military as well as in the public sector Women played a major part in war efforts of World War Two they were instrumental in keeping the peace transporting goods as well as assisting the servicemen in the field They served in every theater of the war and in served many traditional as well as nontraditional roles According to Grunhitz-Hoyt women who served in traditional roles often received better treatment than those who were in nontraditional ones xvi More than a year before the US entered WW II the military realized that it would need large numbers of women to handle clerical communications and other support functions The War and Navy Departments hired women between June 30 1940 and 1941 After the bombing of Pearl Harbor the armed services found they needed women under military control women they could assign where needed Patriotism was high women were proud to have the opportunity to serve They knew that they were responsible for helping the United States win the war Gruhzit-Hoyt During the early years of World War Two women were recruited to serve in many ways American women served in the following branches of service during World War Two Army Army Nurse Corps Woman Army CorpsWomans Army Auxiliary Corps - WACSWAACS Airforce Womens Airforce Service Pilots WASPS Navy Navy Nurse Corps Women Appointed For Voluntary Emergency Service - WAVES Marine Corps US Marine Corps Womens Reserve - Marinettes Coast Guard United States Coast Guard Womens Reserve
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