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The Locker

October 14, 2014

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Things are very neat and tidy in this view of a WAVES locker shown in the barracks at Camp Endicott, Davisville, Rhode Island, 1944.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

Cellestial Navigation

October 13, 2014

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WAVES undergoing a 10-week course at Navy Link Celestial Navigation, Trainer Operators and Maintenance Schools at NAS, Seattle, WA. WAVES study the earth’s relation to the celestial sphere in order to train pilots in navigation.

Here, Lt. (jg) M.L. Lansing, USN, Officer-in-charge of the Link Celestial Navigation Trainer School, briefs the WAVE students.

The 1944 photograph comes from the National Archives.

WAVES in a Row

October 12, 2014

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WAVES marching to inspection by Mildred McAfee and White at Naval Air Station Brooklyn, New York, July 31, 1943. Check out the sign at the bottom of the photo. It looks to be hand painted – certainly wouldn’t see that today!

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

Anatomy Class

October 11, 2014

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The junior class in anatomy gets facts on figures from instructor Pharmacists Mate First Class Dorothy Payne. The trainees are gathered about the model for a few questions at the Naval Hospital in Bethesda, MD.

The 1943 photograph comes from the National Archives.

Pressure Chamber

October 10, 2014

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WAVES check on the pulse and reactions of a group of aviation cadets in the pressure chamber at U.S. Naval Training Center, Pensacola, FL.

The c. 1944 photograph comes from the National Archives.

Party Time!

October 9, 2014

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WAVES at Naval Air Station Seattle, WA find time for recreation in various forms. Here, a party for the WAVES first anniversary in 1943 featured the swearing in of recruits at a downtown Seattle theater.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

Weather Recording

October 8, 2014

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Ethel E. Helter, Aerologist’s Mate, keeps tabs on a weather recording instrument at Naval Air Station Moffett Field, CA.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

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