Scott County

Pvt. Lolita Mitchell



LEAVE TO JOIN WACS - Three young women from Davenport and one from Muscatine left Tuesday night for Des Moines to start their basic training with the WAC's. Shown above left to right, they are as follows: Dorothy Gertz, Muscatine; Emily Ireland, 1430 East High street, Ruby Squires, 1208 Perry street and Lolita Mitchell, 205 East Dennison avenue.

Source: The Des Moines Register, April 5, 1944 (group photo included)

Pvt. Lolita Mitchell Is With WACS in Utah

Pvt. Lolita Mitchell, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.O. Mitchell, 205 East Dennison avenue, is a member of the WAC unit that has just left Ft. Des Moines, for duty with the army at Hill field, Utah.

WAC companies on duty with the army are self-sufficient. In addtion to to the women trained to do army jobs, WAC companies also include mess and company personnel.

Source: The Daily Times, June 13, 1944