From NKAA, Notable Kentucky African Americans Database (African American Women Veterans in and from Kentucky)

Johnson, Lucille M.

(born: April 12, 1903  -  died: February 8, 1955) 

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Active Duty Entered

November 15, 1943

Active Duty Exit

October 2, 1945

Exit Rank

Private First Class


Lucille M. Johnson was separated from her husband when she enlisted in the Army in Fort Hayes, OH, according to her record in the National Archives, Access to Archival Databases. She was born in London, KY. She was a nurse whose permanent residence was given as Fairmont, WV on her enlistment application. She left from Terrace Village in Pittsburgh, PA for her basic training at Fort Des Moines, IA.

Lucille served with the Medical Detachment Section II. After her military service, her Pennsylvania military application for compensation was denied: "Disallowed. Non-resident of Penna. at time of entry into active duty." Her home address on the compensation application was in Cleveland, OH, where she died in 1955. She is buried in Highland Park Cemetery.

Sources: Pennsylvania Veteran Compensation Application Files in Ancestry; "WAC volunteers leave for training," The Pittsburgh Press, 12/10/1943, p. 24; U.S. Headstone Applications for Military Veterans in Ancestry; and Lucille "Lucy" Johnson at Find A Grave [numbers transposed in birthdate].

*Terrace Village was a low cost public housing development in Pittsburgh. Read more at the Historic Pittsburgh website hosted by the University of Pittsburgh Library System.

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Laurel County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about London, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Item Relations

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NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)
NKAA Source: Ancestry (online)
NKAA Source: The Pittsburgh press (newspaper)

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