Women in the First World War
Women in World War I were mobilized in unprecedented numbers on all sides. The vast majority of these women were drafted into the civilian work force to replace conscripted men or work in greatly expa...
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Women in World War II
Women in World War II took on a variety of roles from country to country. World War II involved global conflict on an unprecedented scale; the absolute urgency of mobilizing the entire population made...
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Phoebe Pember
Phoebe Yates Levy Pember (August 18, 1823 - March 4, 1913) was a member of a prominent American Jewish family from Charleston, South Carolina and a nurse and female administrator of Chimborazo Hospi...
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Kim Campbell (pilot)
Kim Nichole Reed-Campbell (born June 6, 1975 in Honolulu, Hawaii) is an officer and Senior Pilot in the U.S. Air Force. She was decorated for piloting her A-10 Thunderbolt II back to base in southern ...
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Emily Perez
Emily Jazmin Tatum Perez (19 February 1983 – 12 September 2006) was the first female minority Cadet Command Sergeant Major in the history of the United States Military Academy at West Point, and...
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Mary Ann Bickerdyke
Mary Ann Bickerdyke (July 19, 1817 – November 8, 1901), also known as Mother Bickerdyke, was a hospital administrator for Union soldiers during the American Civil War and a lifelong advocate for veter...
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1077th Anti-Aircraft Regiment (Soviet Union)
The 1077th Anti-aircraft Regiment under Colonel Raiynin, was a unit of the Stalingrad Corps Region of the Soviet Air Defence Forces which fought during the Battle of Stalingrad in 1942. The Stalingrad...
Martha McSally
Martha McSally (born March 22, 1966) is a retired United States Air Force Colonel and politician who is currently a Republican member of the United States House of Representatives. She was the first A...
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Janis Karpinski
Janis Leigh Karpinski (born May 25, 1953, Rahway, New Jersey) is a career officer in the US Army Reserve, now retired. She is notable for having commanded the forces that operated Abu Ghraib and other...
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Jane Anderson (American journalist)
Jane Anderson (January 6, 1888 – May 5, 1972) was an American broadcaster of Nazi propaganda during World War II. She was indicted on charges of treason in 1943 but after the war the charges were drop...
Emma Holmes
Emma Holmes was a resident of South Carolina who kept a diary during the American Civil War. This document has since been published as The Diary of Miss Emma Holmes, 1861-1866 by the Louisiana Univers...
Sarah Grimké
Sarah Moore Grimké (November 26, 1792 – December 23, 1873) was an American abolitionist, writer, and member of the women's suffrage movement. Born in South Carolina to a prominent planter family,...
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Melitta Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg
Melitta Schenk Gräfin von Stauffenberg, born Melitta Schiller (9 January 1903 — 8 April 1945), was a German Aviator who served as a test pilot in the Luftwaffe before and during World War II. She was ...
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First Aid Nursing Yeomanry
The First Aid Nursing Yeomanry (Princess Royal's Volunteer Corps) (FANY (PRVC)) is a British independent all-female registered charity formed in 1907 and active in both nursing and intelligence work d...
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Mary Ann Shadd
Mary Ann Shadd Cary (October 9, 1823 – June 5, 1893) was an American-Canadian anti-slavery activist, journalist, publisher, teacher and lawyer. She was the first black woman publisher in North America...
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Jane Whorwood
Jane Whorwood, née Ryder (1612 – September 1684) was a Royalist agent during the English Civil War. She managed circulation of intelligence, as well as smuggling of funds to sustain the Royalist facti...
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Australian Women's Army Service
The Australian Women's Army Service or "AWAS" was a (non medical) women's service established on 13 August 1941 to "release men from certain military duties for employment in fighting units".
The ...
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Maryse Bastié
Maryse Bastié (February 27, 1898 – July 6, 1952) was a French aviator. Born Marie-Louise Bombec in Limoges, Haute-Vienne, at age eleven Bastié's father died and her family struggled to survive. Howeve...
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Alyssa Peterson
Alyssa Renee Peterson (February 29, 1976 – September 15, 2003) was a United States Army soldier, with Arabic language certification, who served with C Company, 311th Military Intelligence Battal...
Sybil Morrison
Sybil Morrison (1893–1984) was a British pacifist and a suffragist as well as being active with several other radical causes.As a young and enthusiastic suffragist, Morrison was persuaded by Emmeline ...
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Theresa Kobuszewski
Theresa Kobuszewski [Koby or Tracy] (July 15, 1920 – March 22, 2005) was a pitcher who played from 1946 through 1947 in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.Born in Wyandotte, Michigan,...
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Barbara Fritchie
Barbara Fritchie (née Hauer) (December 3, 1766 – December 18, 1862), also known as Barbara Frietchie, and sometimes spelled Frietschie, was a Unionist during the Civil War. She was born in Lancaster, ...
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Anna Wolkoff
Anna Nikolayevna Wolkova (1902 – 2 August 1973), sometimes known as Anna de Wolkoff, was a White Russian émigré, and secretary of The Right Club which was opposed to Britain's involvement in Wor...
Rose O'Neal Greenhow
Rose O'Neal Greenhow (1813 or 1814– October 1, 1864) was a renowned Confederate spy during the American Civil War. A socialite in Washington, D.C. during the period before the war, she moved in ...
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