A Supply Corps, A Marine Corps, and a Victory Corps?

A friend is conducting an inquiry into family history, and shared a screenshot of her father’s High School yearbook, from some school in St. Louis in 1944, featuring the usual batch of faces and clubs and quotes from Tennyson and other poets. So far, so good. Being 1944 (with the portraits likely taken in late 1943) the portraits weren’t what we’re used to today: worry, concern, determination were set in the eyes of the then-young men and women on that page. I expected that, but discovered a curiosity: a club called the “Victory Corps.” I knew of a Supply Corps, a Medical Corps, even a Marine Corps, but not a Victory Corps.

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Retired soldier, micro-farmer, raconteur and pet owner from the great state of Oklahoma. Wandered in as a frequent commenter and have been enjoying blogging ever since.
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One Response to A Supply Corps, A Marine Corps, and a Victory Corps?

  1. burkemblog says:

    Looks like a forerunning of Junior ROTC. There were also organizations for women in high school who were going into nursing. Sometimes I think half the country wore some kind of uniform in WWII (my dad was in the V-12 program at Dartmouth and Harvard–like Navy ROTC though it wasn’t called that–only way he could go to college, led him to a 34-year career in the Navy, retiring as 06 in 1977).


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