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Today in World War II History—May 16, 1942

Col. Oveta Culp Hobby (right) talks with WAACs Margaret Peterson and Elizabeth Gilbert at Mitchel Field, NY, 1943 (Library of Congress: cph.3c18263)

Col. Oveta Culp Hobby (right) talks with WAACs Margaret Peterson and Elizabeth Gilbert at Mitchel Field, NY, 1943 (Library of Congress: cph.3c18263)

80 Years Ago—May 16, 1942: Mrs. Oveta Culp Hobby is sworn in as director of US WAAC (Women’s Army Auxiliary Corps).

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