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Gracie and the Radar Girls: Women's Air Raid Defense.
Within weeks of the bombing at Pearl Harbor on December 7, 1941, the military began a clandestine recruitment of intelligent, brave and loyal women. They were quickly and meticulously trained to take over a vital and top-secret program that would be instrumental in winning the war. They became known as the Women's Air Raid Defense (WARD).
Grace Hudlow (Gracie) was just sixteen years old when World War ll upturned life in America. She struggled to understand the devastating loss of life. The day before her eighteenth birthday, her fiancé became a casualty of the war. Not one to sit on thesidelines, Gracie packed up her adventurous spirit and heart for service. She left everything behind and boarded a Liberty ship to join an elite group of women serving on the island of Oahu in a covert underground tunnel, code-named-LIZARD.