Category: American Women's Voluntary Services

Categories: United States Army

This category contains profiles of members of the American Women's Voluntary Services

American Women’s Voluntary Services (AWVS) provided a variety of services and support during WWII: they sold war bonds, delivered messages, drove ambulances, delivery trucks, cycle corps drivers and dog-sled teamsters, ran emergency kitchens and canteens, and they also worked in navigation, aerial photography, aircraft spotting, and fire fighting and safety.

The AWVS was the largest of a number of women’s auxiliary organizations during the war, with uniformed members trained to work on the home front, with greater than 300,000 members at its height. Some of its work overlapped with the Office of Civilian Defense and the American Red Cross.

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Person Profiles (4)

abt 23 Mar 1904 San Antonio, Bexar County, Texas, United States - 10 May 1977 photo
10 Jun 1895 Wichita, Sedgwick, Kansas, United States - 26 Oct 1952 photo
14 Dec 1898 Knoxville, Knox, Tennessee, United States - 12 Sep 1980 photo
17 Jan 1922 Oak Park, Cook, Illinois, United States - 31 Dec 2021 photo




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