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Sources: "Negroes in the Women's Army Corps," The New York Age, 06/21/1947, p.7; and Mary Elizabeth Neal at Find A Grave.
[*Not to be confused with Mary E. Neal from Daviess County, KY, who joined the WAC in 1943.]
* Prior to 1947, there was the Army Air Forces. The U.S. Air Force became a separate military service with the National Security Act of 1947. There were women who continued in the Army while performing Air Force duties. The following year, 1948, women in the Women's Army Corps (WAC) were able to transfer to Women in the Air Force (WAF). See Women in the Air Force, an Air University libguide.
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|NKAA Source:||Ancestry (online)|
|NKAA Source:||The New York age (newspaper)|
Cite This NKAA Entry:
“Neal, Mary Elizabeth,” Notable Kentucky African Americans Database, accessed January 30, 2023, http://nkaa.uky.edu/nkaa/items/show/300004382.
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