WWII - Women [closed]

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Hi everyone,

Been looking over and double checking my ONS - came across a few American Women - having various ranks in the army.  Couldn't find a category - though found the one for British Women

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:British_Women_in_World_War_II

Am I missing something?
WikiTree profile: Elizabeth Merrylees
closed with the note: No need for a category
in The Tree House by Anonymous Bowling G2G6 Mach 5 (59.5k points)
retagged by Ellen Smith
I believe the military categories do not distinguish between men and women, give her whatever category you would give her male counterpart. That's where I'd like to be categorized.
Are you primarily looking for the WW II period? Or any timeframes?

Here's an example of another Category that covers women in the military, likely WW II service.

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Women%27s_US_Marine_Corps
I thought at the time she was worthy of being recognized, as the British Women in World War II had a category - but nothing for American Women.

@ Anne B - thank you.

@ Scott Fulkerson - thank you.

Thank you both for your replies.

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Concerning women in the US Army during World War II, Korea and Vietnam era's the category you can put them in is [[Category: Women's Army Corps]] and/or
[[Category: US Women's Army Corps]] [[Category: US Army]]

I have been trying to update and add more women soldiers to the list. If you or any of our members have relatives who served in the WAC or Women's Army Corps, please add them to the above categories and in your Biography add where they served and when.

See also 

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:Women%27s_Army_Corps

http://www.wikitree.com/wiki/Category:US_Women%27s_Army_Corps

Thanks, Dorothy, a former WAC myself.

by Dorothy Barry G2G Astronaut (2.6m points)
selected by Sandra Davidson
Many thanks Dorothy for your reply - I'll just leave it as it.  Kind regards.
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issue with just saying women in ww II, british women in ww II, etc, is it is very ambiguous, as in were they in military service, spies, government, resistance, war bond tours, etc.

you could just add them to the generic

[[Category: Women in World War II]]

more specific ones exist for:

[[Category: US Women's Army Corps]]  (part of the US Army)

[[Category: Women's Axillary Ferrying Squadron]]  (which needs to be changed to be spelled Auxiliary)

[[Category: Womens Airforce Service Pilots]]  (WASP's part of US Army Air Force)

[[Category: World War II, United States Army Nurse Corps]]  (part of the US Army Medical Corps)

[[Category: US Navy Women's Reserve (WAVES)]]  (part of the US Navy)

there are not current ones for United States Marine Corps Women's Reserve or United States Coast Guard Women’s Reserve, better known by the acronym SPARS, but there is no reason not to make them if you have people to put into them.

Public Law 625 (the Women's Armed Services Integration Act) on June 30, 1948 integrated women into the regular services, so a separate category for them would no longer be needed since then.

by Keith McDonald G2G6 Mach 9 (91.5k points)
Kind regards Keith, think I'll just leave it as it is.  Thank you.

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