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Women's Army Core (WACs) marching at Chanute, 1945 | by The Urbana Free Library Digital Collections
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Women's Army Core (WACs) marching at Chanute, 1945

Between 1940-1945, Chanute Field (Rantoul, IL) trained 200,000 soldiers. The Women's Army Air Corps School was established at Chanute in early 1944. Pictured is a company of WACs marching during the closing months of World War II.


Image published in the Courier, May 15, 1977, accompanying a series about the history of Chanute Air Force Base.


From Box 534, folder: "Training Activities--1917-1941"


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