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Sixth War Loan Drive

November 17, 2014

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During the Sixth War Loan Drive in Chicago,  Lt. Martha E. G. Perrill and WAVE Liane Rose demonstrate aerology (meteorology) skills for the public. The drive began 70 years ago this today, November 17, 1944.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

70 Years Ago Today

November 16, 2014

IMG_3115Lt. Rosamond D. Sells, USNR, swears the first African American WAVES into the Navy, November 16, 1943. Miss Frances Willis and Miss Harriet I. Pickens being sworn in as apprentice seaman. They would head to Smith College in Northampton for officer training.

The photograph comes from the National Archives.

Harriet Pickens

November 15, 2014

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Lt. Rosamond D. Sells, USNR, swears one of the first African American WAVES into the Navy, Miss Harriet I. Pickens on November 16, 1944. She and Frances Willis, would head to officer training at Smith College.

The photo comes from the National Archives.

Don’t be a Spare…

November 14, 2014

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Coast Guard recruitment poster during World War II, for the SPARs featuring the popular phrase, “Don’t be a Spare, be a SPAR.” The Coast Guard fell under Navy jurisdiction during the war.

Serve in the SPARs

November 13, 2014

WV002.7.052Coast Guard recruitment poster during World War II, for the SPARs. The Coast Guard fell under Navy jurisdiction during the war.

The Hospital Corps

November 12, 2014

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A recruitment brochure for the WAVES Hospital Corps, c. June 1945.

Joan Angel

November 11, 2014

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Joan Angel, author of “Angel of the Navy,” sends birthday greetings to the Cedar Falls boot camp on its first anniversary in Fall 1943. Her book was used as a recruitment tool during World War II.

 

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