Scarce Early 1943 WAAC Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Uniform Button in Wartime Shortage Material

Scarce Early 1943 WAAC Women's Army Auxiliary Corps Uniform Button in Wartime Shortage Material

Code: uawo20002wub


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ARTIFACT: Scarce early 1943 Women's Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) uniform button in wartime shortage plastic and steel. The center of the button features a standing, spread winged eagle in nice relief detail. During WWI, the women who fought alongside the men were often left to find their own housing and food while stationed overseas. Upon returning home medical, pension, and disability benefits were not available to women. Edith Nourse Rogers introduced a bill to Congress that called for an official separate wing of the US Army for women, to be sure they would receive the same protection and benefits as their male counterparts while serving and upon returning home. The bill passed and became lawÉand the WAAC was established.

VINTAGE: Circa early 1943

SIZE: Approximately 7/8" in diameter

MATERIALS / CONSTRUCTION: Wartime shortage plastic and steel



ITEM NOTES: This is from a US Army WAAC collection which we will be listing more of over the next few months. The uniform button you receive will be the one pictured or one in similar condition. ebay(1) VBX15 LBHX11/15

CONDITION: 8+ (Excellent): The uniform buttons show mild wear, overall excellent condition.

GUARANTEE: As with all my artifacts, this piece is guaranteed to be original, as described.