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Virginia Gillmore

February 16, 2015


World War II started while WAVE Virginia Gillmore was in college, and she decided to enlist in the Navy. Here, she talks about her experiences.

Her story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

Mary Bingham

February 15, 2015


WAVE Mary Bingham talks about enlisting in the WAVES and serving in the Navy.

Her story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

Eileen Horner Blakely

February 14, 2015


We’ve talked about Eileen Horner Blakely on our blog in the past. She served as a yeoman, and her story is a big part of our film.

Here, she talks about her experiences in boot camp at Hunter College in New York – specifically, mealtime.

Her story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

Irene Bendekoff

February 13, 2015

What was it like to live in those apartment houses converted to Navy barracks during the war? Irene Bendekoff can tell you. She was housed in apartments near the Hunter College Navy boot camp.

Her story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

The Hunter Experience

February 12, 2015


Yesterday, we shared the memories of Edna Jean Clark, talking about her experiences enlisting in the WAVES. Here, she talks about what it was like to be in the boot camp at Hunter College in New York.

Her story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

Edna Jean Clark

February 11, 2015
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Oregon WAVE Edna Jean Clark was one of the earliest women to join the Navy during World War II. She would become a teacher after the war.

Her story is a part of our month of videos, a countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

Betty Jane Ashcraft Fisher

February 10, 2015

Betty Jane Ashcraft Fisher was the youngest Coast Guard SPAR in World War II. She was the youngest in her boot camp class (the last for the SPARs), which was in progress when the war ended.

Her story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

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