War: World War, 1939-1945; Cold War
Branch: WAC (Women’s Army Corps); Air Force
Unit: Headquarters; 106th WAC Hospital Company; Women’s Army Corps (WAC) Training Center, Fort Oglethorpe; 7200th Air Force Depot Wing; 85th Air Depot Wing; Allied Air Forces Southern Europe (AIRSOUTH); Director of Women in the Air Force (WAF)
Service Location: Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia; Newton D. Baker General Hospital, West Virginia; Washington, DC; Germany; Italy; also: United States; Germany; Italy
Rank: Major General
In 1942, a young Oregonian determined to serve in World War II was among the first women to enlist in the military. Starting out as an Army truck driver, Jeanne Holm soon became an officer and leader. At war’s end her patriotic impulse turned into an Air Force career of more than 30 years. Holm wrote three books on women in the military, stories in which she played a major role thanks to her advocacy while on active duty and during her retirement.
We honor you, Jeanne Holm.