||My husband and I have been interested in the
period of the 1920’s to 1940’s for many years. We love swing and other
dance music of this time, as well as the fashions, art deco furniture,
old cars, etc. When we attended our first World War II reenactment event
in England, we were very impressed and enthusiastic about the idea of learning
and educating through living history.
When we started to collect military uniforms,
we immediately experienced how difficult it was (and is) to obtain verifiable
information that was both detailed and correct. As a university-graduate
historian, I began systematical research of primary sources like official
regulations, actual wartime publications (books, recruiting brochures,
etc.) and contemporary pictures from the war years. During my research,
I became cognizant that multiple myths and much incorrect information have
|Therefore, I want to offer this homepage to
everyone, in order to document the historical knowledge that I acquired
about American women in uniform during World War II.
By making color photographs of our private
collection of uniforms and equipment available to the public, I especially
hope to assist female re-enactors with their impressions.
We think that reenactment is a great chance
to commemorate this noble pioneering generation of brave women. My main
goals have been realized if I am able to support and improve serious impressions
through use of this homepage.
By the way, another homepages from my husband
and I is related to civilian life of the 1920's to1940's. It treats topics
like fashion, music, movies, everyday life…
If you are interested you can take a look under
.My husband and I are also members of the following living history group which is dedicated to the civilian and military life of the years 1939 to 1949.
If you have questions/comments concerning
my homepage, please feel free to email
I would appreciate any suggestions or additional information. As a scholar
of fashion, clothing artifacts and history, I recognize that any research
project must remain open to positive criticism and comment. Please
let me know if you notice a mistake that can be checked by military records
or official accounts. The more people who check back and help with their
own knowledge, the better the results will be! The purpose of this page
is to salute the service of female World War II veterans by presenting
authoritative depictions of their dress and duties...
All photographs have been released with
proper authorization for use on this site.
However, if a picture is inadvertently shown
that does not comply with fair usage, then the photograph will be removed
if requested by the rightful owner.