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Hawaii Jobs

January 21, 2015

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As 1945 progressed, more and more WAVES would arrive in Hawaii doing more and more jobs, including this batch of air traffic controllers.

From Secretary to WAVE

January 20, 2015

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WAVE Emma Denton Shelton, who left a job as a secretary at the Nashville Tennessean to become a WAVE. She became a communications officer in the Sixth Naval District, Charleston, SC. Here she’s walking home from work.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

Fast Learners

January 19, 2015

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From the National Archives notes about this photograph,

AMM Instructor says WAVES are quicker at learning than men.

Hair Raising

January 18, 2015

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War or no war, we must have clean hair

– reads the caption from this photograph from 1943. WAVES at the “modern and up-to-date” beauty salon at NATTC Norman, Oklahoma.

It comes from the National Archives.

Plotting Coordinates

January 17, 2015

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Have you ever been to Treasure Island? These WAVES are tracking aircraft positions at the San Francisco Bay base.

Helping Hand

January 16, 2015

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WAVE Dolores Perpente, a Pharmacist’s Mate, helps Ensign Lucille Beane of the Navy Nurse Corps, dressing the wound of an Iowa Jima veteran.

New Cap

January 15, 2015

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The WAVES Newsletter announcement of a new WAVES garrison cap, effective January 15, 1945.

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