Morning Register Des Moines, Iowa
In War Area
LIEUT. MARSILI. SERGT. OLMSTED.
First WAAC Unit Arrives In No. Africa
The first complete unit of! WAACs assigned to overseas duty, has arrived at Lieut. Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower's headquarters in North Africa.
This first women's American expeditionary force will be part of the headquarters staff of General Eisenhower, commander of Allied forces, and is composed of picked stenographers, clerks, typists, bilingual telephone operators and women trained to drive staff cars and light trucks.
From 39 States.
Although the number of WAACs in the unit was not announced, they represent 39 states and the. District of Columbia, according tof an Associated Press dispatch.
The commanding officer of the unit, Capt. Frances Marquis, 46, of New York, N. Y., and her staff of four officers all received their commissions at Fort Des Moines, the first WAAC training regiment.
When officers and auxiliaries at Fort Des Moines heard of the landing in
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