WWII and Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP)

During WWII, the USAAF created the Women Airforce Service Pilots organization in an effort to meet the demands pilot vacancies created on the home front.  Civilian female pilots first appeared in the military in September of 1942 with the formation of two separate...

WWI and WWII US Navy Nurse Corps

In 1908, US Congress established the United States Navy Nurse Corps.  Up until this time, women nurses had been working unofficially on Navy ships and in Navy hospitals.   First Introduction The concept of women being formally added to Navy hospital staff was...

Voted #1 Museum Again in 2014

The Armed Forces History Museum in Largo, FL was voted the #1 museum in the Tampa Bay area once again in 2014 by Tampa Bay Magazine.  The history at this 50,000 sq. ft. museum encompasses WWI thru present day and is presented in detailed, interactive displays and...

WWII Women in the US Coastguard

The Law is Passed On November 23, 1942, less than one year after the United States entered WWII, President Franklin Roosevelt signed a law which created the Women’s Reserve of the Coast Guard.  The purpose of this act was to expedite the efforts of the war by...