envolée (inside_my_skin) wrote in little_details,

Enlisted Women in the Korean War


My story takes place in Korea, in a M*A*S*H unit, during 1951-1952.

I am just curious about what an enlisted woman's daily duties would have been during the Korean War in a M*A*S*H unit. I'm curious to know would they have been assigned to clerical work, or would they have been assigned to duties as litter bearers or even KP duty. I have found some conflicting information on that, so that's one of the reasons I came here.

I have put my research methods, as well as some of the information I found under a cut.

My research has only included searching online. The search terms I used were : enlisted women in the Korean War, and I read information at this website: http://www.army.mil/women/newera.html#newera2

I also searched WAC in the Korean war, and found information about the Women's Army Corp at this website: http://www.awm.lee.army.mil/research_pages/WAC_Korea-Vietnam%20Statistics.htm

Unfortunately I don't have easy access to a library with a large English selection, so my research has been limited.

It seems that most of the positions that women filled were in hospitals and as communicators, supply specialists, record keepers and administrators. But I've also read that an enlisted woman once served as an aide de camp.

Any help you can give me would be most appreciated. If my questions are not specific enough, please let me know and I would be happy to give more detail. Thanks!

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