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#07-24 Murder in the WAC … A lesbian tragi-comedy

In 1947 in Tokyo, 500 women were dishonorably discharged from the US Army on charges of homosexuality. Pat Bond (1925-1990) was a popular writer and performer of one-woman lesbian-related comedy shows. In “Murder in the WAC” she tells how she and other lesbians were recruited for the Women’s Army Corps in wartime, but after the war were witch-hunted and expelled. Bond’s live performance was produced and recorded by Katherine Davenport in 1982.

The recording was edited for radio by Frieda Werden.There are a few mentions of the word sh-t in this program that have had their vowels silenced for radio. Also a euphemistic reference to lesbian sex.