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This small, red book was found tucked away in a recently discovered box of photographs & opens a small window on American military personnel who served during WWII in China.
"The War Area Service Corps (WASC) is that branch of the Chinese National Military Council whose principal function is to provide and maintain facilities for the care of our Allied Forces detailed to China to fight shoulder to shoulder with us.
Under the direction of Major General J.L. Huang, the WASC operated a chain of hostels throughout Free China. The National Headquarters is located in Chunking; but for efficient administrative purposes these hostels are crouped into various districts each under the supervision of a district director.
The following is a list of services which the WASC has been rendering to our Allied personnels during the past seven and half years of war:
Recommending of Chinese Personnels
Traiing of Chinese Interpreters
Issuing of WASC Daily Bulletin
Editing of WASC Information Booklet
Conducting of Classes in Chinese
Arrangement of Parties for Social Gatherings or for Festivals
Liaison with the Chinese and Allied Officials
Organizing Lectures, concerts, Dramatics and Art Exhibits
Rendering Religious and Medical Services
The Purpose of the WASC is to make living conditions in China as near as possible like those enjoyed at home. While the task is at best difficult yet every effort is being made to give our comrades-at-arms who come from countries wherein habits and customs are quite different from those of the Chinese and the comfort and feelings of
"A HOME AWAY FROM HOME"
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