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Reviewing the Guns

July 23, 2014

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WAVES Jean Nempel, Melva Dolan, and Mary Alice look over the 20 mm. guns aboard one of the PTs in the Philadelphia Navy Yard.

The photo comes from the National Archives and was published to coincide with the WAVES 2nd anniversary.

Picture, Please!

July 22, 2014

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The photo corps was out in force as the WAVES anniversary approached. Here Mary Baker makes a suggestion to Ruse Nudo at NAS Norfolk, Virginia.

The photo comes from the National Archives and was published to coincide with the WAVES 2nd anniversary.

70,000 Strong

July 21, 2014

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More than 70,000 women were on duty by the time the Navy celebrated the WAVES 2nd anniversary on July 30, 1944.

That included Evelyn Agrelius, Helen Tullose and Lucille Davis, who are checking and segregating horological instruments for the fleet at the Naval Observatory in Washington, DC.

The photo comes from the National Archives and was published to coincide with the WAVES 2nd anniversary.

Tennis, Anyone?

July 20, 2014

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Part of the build up to the WAVES 2nd Anniversary on July 30, 1944? Making sure the WAVES were in the news.

So on July 20th, 1944, the Navy held an exhibition tennis match with two pros: South American Francisco Segura and American William Talbert. They  kindly posed with a couple of WAVES-in-training after the match was over.

This photograph was published in the WAVES Newsletter.

 

Ice Cream Saturday

July 19, 2014

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Continuing our look at photos released in conjunction with the WAVES 2nd anniversary 70 years ago, July 30, 1944, is this bit of coolness for your Summer Saturday.

In it, Eddie and Esther Kosalski grab a cone in the Ship Service Store at WAVE Quarters D in Washington DC.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

Two Years Old

July 18, 2014

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Strike up the band! July 30, 1944 would be the 2nd anniversary of the WAVES, and the Navy sent out dozens of photographs to mark the occasion.¬† We’ll take a look at some here on our blog in the days leading up to the anniversary.

This photograph comes from NAS Seattle, where the WAVES drum corps is marching to celebrate the day. It comes from the National Archives.

 

Sending Signals

July 17, 2014

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WAVE Specialist second class Jane Rockman aims a spotlight at an incoming plane to flash landing signal from the Control Tower at NAS Norfolk, Virginia.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

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