Leader Monona, Iowa
WALS Become Good Mechanics
Mechanics Of the Women's Army corps are proving to be as capable mechanics as the men with wnom they work shoulder to shoulder at army airfields, hunting down the "gremlins" that harass nil types of planes.
Members of the \?AC serve as airplane armorers, electrical specialists, instrument specialists, propeller specialists, sheet metal workers, airplane and engine mechanics. Inspectors, riveters, welders, carburetor specialists, and airplane fabric workers.
Whether it's trouble in the retractable landing gear of a huge army bomber or faulty spark plugs in a fast fighter plane, a WAC mechanic is equally at home. Trained in army schools by expert mechanics, the women soldiers become specialists in making speedy, and above all reliable, repairs.
Women enlisting in the WAC can now choose whether they wish to serve in the Army Air forces, Army Ground forces, or Army Service forces, and can select the amy station at which they prefer to serve. Their initial assignment may be at any station within the geographic limits of the service command in which they enlist.
WAC recruits also may choose which of 239 types of army jobs they prefer to fill if they have qualifications fitting them for such work. Those who have no particular skills qualifying them for an army assignment may receive technical training at an army school which will prepare them for a lucrative and interesting postwar car-
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