The Challenges Of American Women In World War II

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An American woman in the war seems normal to us now, but it wasn’t normal in the begging of World War II. I find it crazy that we didn’t want women in the war alongside the men. I think finally adding us, women into the war helped tremendously to the war effort. We could and still can do anything that those men were doing in the war. Many women wanted the opportunity just like the men to be able to protect and serve the United States. In matter of fact 350,000 American women served in uniform, both here at home and abroad. Many women came from many occupations from bartending to being a physician and from even being an actress. They were volunteering foe the news groups being formed for women. Many joined Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps …show more content…
They were the first women in American history to fly an American military aircraft. They risked their lives just like any other person did in the military. They serviced the planes, flew the planes, and even took them into fighting just like the military men did too (Parrish). About 25,000 women had applied to this program hoping to be picked to service, but only 1,800 were selected. In those 1,800 women selected only about 1,000 ended up earning their wings. Unfortunately 38 women lost their lives while serving in this program …show more content…
Carl was a WASP herself. She wrote a book about how she got started in serving in the war. Her professions were mostly journalism but she also was working for a medical research company in Newark, New Jersey. She would often go to the roof and look out on the land and view Manhattan and the Hudson River. One day she thought to herself as a plane passed by “Imagine doing nothing but piloting that air place across the country, sitting up there and looking at the world stretching away around you? I shall learn to fly. Why have I not thought of it before?” She then thought maybe she could join the Air Force like she had heard of women joining over in Europe. She really wanted to fly an air ambulance for the United States. This would fulfill both her interest in medicine and for search of adventure. But before she could do that she needed to be able to fly that plane and get over 200 hours of flying. So she set off on finding someone to teach her flying lessons. She went to her local airport and found an eager young man willing to teach her. They started that night, she said once in the air it was the most exhilarating thing she had ever done. At that moment she knew this is what she wanted to spend her life doing. When it was time for Ann to join the Women’s Air Force Service Corps she was warned by many that it wasn 't an easy job and she could lose her life. She also understood that she would be jeopardizing her journalism job with

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