'Volunteer for Red Cross Motor Corps' 1944 Poster

'Volunteer for Red Cross Motor Corps' 1944 Poster

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This poster was produced in 1944 by the U.S. Office of War Information (OWI). It urges women to volunteer for the Red Cross Motor Corps.

Organized originally by the Junior League, the Red Cross Motor Corps (RCMC) became a nationwide operation during World War I, providing drivers for many humanitarian purposes. At the outset of World War II, women in the RCMC at Pearl Harbor were conspicuously heroic driving trucks and jeeps during the attack to evacuate military and civilians from the bombed areas. During World War II more than nineteen million Junior Red Cross volunteers supported the armed forces.

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