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

A. African American Women Who Came to Kentucky to Enlisted During WWII

Military Branch

Women's Army Corps

Notes

The African American women listed below came to Kentucky to enlist in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) during WWII. These women were not born in Kentucky and they did not live in Kentucky prior to their enlistment. It is not known at this time why they came to Kentucky to enlist in the WAC.

1. Susie S. Clark from Orange County, VA, enlisted at Fort Knox, KY, in 1943.
2. Geneva V. Ferguson from Hamilton County, OH, enlisted at Fort Thomas in Newport, KY, in 1942.
3. Frances H. Jones from Philadelphia County, PA, enlisted at Fort Knox, KY, in 1943.
4. Florida R. Martin from New York County, NY, enlisted at Fort Knox, KY, in 1943. 
5. Odessa C. Perry from New York County, NY, enlisted at Fort Knox, KY, in 1943.
6. Lillian S. Rose from Orleans County, LA, enlisted at Fort Knox, KY, in 1943.

Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases

Kentucky County & Region

Read about Hardin County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Campbell County, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

Kentucky Place (Town or City)

Read about Fort Knox, Kentucky in Wikipedia.
Read about Newport, Kentucky in Wikipedia.

References

Cited in this Entry

NKAA Source: National Archives, Access to Archival Databases (online)

Cite This NKAA Entry:

“A. African American Women Who Came to Kentucky to Enlisted During WWII,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed December 3, 2022, https://ukscrc001.net/nkaa/items/show/300004561.

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