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Nicknames for WRNS members in WWII

Setting: Britain, 1944.
Already Googled: I have no idea how to Google for this :(

Reeaall quick question here. I know members of the Women's Royal Navy Service were commonly abbreviated to be called Wrens, but would American infantrymen have known this nickname as well? I'm just curious how an American infantryman who's been in Europe for some time would have referred to a woman in Wren uniform-- or if he would most likely not have recognized the uniform at all, in which case I need to find an alternate, less specific phrase to describe her.

Tags: 1940-1949, uk: history: world war ii, uk: military: historical, ~world war ii

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