Black Hawk County

Pauline Mary McNally



WAAC Officer Candidates

Five Iowa women who were sworn in as WAAC officer candidates here Wednesday watched as one of their group, Jeanne Hardin of Dubuque, put finishing touches on a knitted sweater. From left, the candidates are Jane Courson and Eva Yost, Des Moines; Pauline McNally, Waterloo; Miss Hardie and Mrs. Vera Stiver, also of Des Moines.

Source: The Des Moines Tribune, August 5, 1942 (photo included)

Sioux City Woman Among W.A.A.C.’s to Be Commissioned

Fort Des Moines
—One hundred twenty-three officer candidates of the women’s army auxiliary corps will be commissioned third officers at the Seventh graduating exercise at the training center Saturday.

The class includes six Iowan’s;

The Iowan’s: Clara Jane Courson, Belmond; Mary Bernadine Dinneen, Melrose; Elaine Clara Homan, Remsen; Pauline Mary McNally, Waterloo; Vera Ervin Stiver, Des Moines; Eloise Norma Wissing (1723 S. Patterson) Sioux City.

Source: The Sioux City Journal, November 1942