World War II WAC

TitleWorld War II WAC
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication2012
AuthorsDenton, Helen Kogel, and Robert O. Babcock
Number of Pages151
PublisherDeeds Publishing
CityMarietta, GA

With most of the eligible boys serving in the Army and few to date, Helen (Kogel) Denton joined the Women's Army Corps (WAC). As secretary to the post commander, Helen immediately raised her hand to volunteer when a telegram came in asking for a person to join General Dwight Eisenhower's staff in England. Assigned a top secret assignment that she did not talk about for 50 years, Helen spent many days in early 1944 in a closed room, typing the orders for Operation Overlord, the invasion of Normandy, France, known as D-Day. Helen covers her experiences as a soldier and a member of the "Greatest Generation" in this memoir. She also wrote about her experiences dodging V-2 boms in London, meeting her future husband after she waded ashore on Utah Beach in July 1944, and her experiences as one of the first WACs to enter and work in a liberated Paris. 

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