Women’s History Spotlight: Billie B. Bundick

The Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps (WAAC) was formed “for the purpose of making available to the national defense the knowledge, skill, and special training of the women of the nation” on May 15, 1942.

WAAC was converted into the regular Army in 1943, and renamed the Women’s Army Corps (WAC) to serve as part of the Army, not with the Army. WACs held jobs such as stenographers, typists, telegraph operators, etc. and played an enormous role in the successful Allied invasion of Normandy and many other following missions.

Shown here are dog tags and uniform top that belonged to Billie B. Bundick who, during World War II, initially served as a member of the WAC and later in the war would serve with the Office of Strategic Services (OSS), a precursor to U.S. Army Special Operations.