Linn County

Cpl. Martha M. Hubbard


S.U.I. Women and the WAC

Former students and Alumnae Now Serve Overseas and in Army Bases Throughout This Country

DES MOINES -- Take a cross section of American women - and you have the WAC. Take a cross section of the higher-education WAC groups, and you have S.U.I. WACs.

They range from captain to private. You find them working for Uncle Sam wearing his uniform in every part of the country. There's one in England; there's another in Africa; there's a third simply "overseas". You'll find them at the air bases driving trucks, tanks, and jeeps at army camps, working in army hospitals, sending out messages by radio, teaching army subjects to army people.

Here is a partial list of them -- Iowa home girls only -- where they are and what they are doing since they switched from S.U.I to G.I.


MARTHA M. HUBBARD of Cedar Rapids is a corporal at the 24th technical school group, army air base, Sioux Falls, S.D., where she works in the message center. She had basic training at Ft. Des Moines a year ago then went to Syracuse, N.Y. with the aircraft warning service. Then followed a tour of duty at Camp Polk and Camp Ruston, La. Her sister, Charlotte Hubbard, is with the American Red Cross, and her brother Charles, is in the army. Corporal Hubbard taught at St. Patrick's high school, Fairfax, after she finished at S.U.I.

Source: Iowa City Press Citizen, November 30, 1943


Cpl. Martha M. Hubbard, of the WAC has arrived in England, according to word received by her mother, Mrs. Charles M. Hubbard, 305 Sixth street SW.

Source: The Gazette, Cedar Rapids IA - June 11, 1944