Red Cross Women's Motor Corps Members with Ford Ambulance, June 1942

Summary

The Red Cross Women's Motor Corps provided invaluable service on the American homefront during World War II. Some 45,000 drivers ferried Red Cross staff and supplies, couriered packages and messages, and occasionally assisted with Army and Navy transportation needs. Motor Corps members generally drove their personal vehicles, but Ford-built ambulances were also used to transport the sick and wounded.

The Red Cross Women's Motor Corps provided invaluable service on the American homefront during World War II. Some 45,000 drivers ferried Red Cross staff and supplies, couriered packages and messages, and occasionally assisted with Army and Navy transportation needs. Motor Corps members generally drove their personal vehicles, but Ford-built ambulances were also used to transport the sick and wounded.

Artifact

Photographic print

Subject Date

11 June 1942

Collection Title

General Photographs Series 

 On Exhibit

By Request in the Benson Ford Research Center

Object ID

64.167.833.P.76809.B

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford. Gift of Ford Motor Company.

Material

Paper (Fiber product)
Linen (Material)

Technique

Gelatin silver process

Color

Black-and-white (Colors)

Dimensions

Height: 8.000 in

Width: 11.000 in

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