HATTIESBURG, MS (WDAM) - The Mississippi Armed Forces Museum is celebrating Women's History Month by presenting a new exhibit focusing on the Women's Army Corps at Camp Shelby during World War Two. A photographic exhibit which is on display now honors the 45th Women's Army Corps Detachment, which was made up of about 120 personnel.
While at Camp Shelby, the detachment fulfilled many logistics and administrative duties.
"One of the most important things is most of the separation papers of the soldiers coming through in 1944 and '45 are signed by a WAC (Women's Army Corps) officer," said Chad Daniels, museum director. "So, the last person that some people see going out of the service is a WAC payroll non-commissioned officer and a WAC officer signing the papers to release them from service," Daniels said.
The exhibit will be on display throughout the month.
In April, the museum will feature a special exhibit in honor of soldiers from Camp Shelby who helped in the liberation of Nazi concentration camps.