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WWII – Julia Child

Julia Child. After Pearl Harbor Julia Child tried to join the Navy but was rejected as too tall. She joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) instead and began her WWII career in Washington working directly for Gen William J. “Wild Bill” Donovan, the OSS chief. In 1944 she was posted to Kandy, Ceylon (now […]

WWII – Julia Child

Julia Child. After Pearl Harbor Julia Child tried to join the Navy but was rejected as too tall. She joined the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) instead and began her WWII career in Washington working directly for Gen William J. “Wild Bill” Donovan, the OSS chief. In 1944 she was posted to Kandy, Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) where she handled highly classified communications for the OSS’s clandestine stations in Asia, and where she met her future husband, a high-ranking OSS cartographer. She was later posted to China where she received the Emblem of Meritorious Civilian Service as head of the Registry of the OSS Secretariat.

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