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Gunners on Duty

September 24, 2014

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WAVES Florence Johnson and Rosamund Small walk out to the target range at the Naval Air Gunners School in Hollywood, Florida. They were among the first WAVES to qualify as instructors of electrically-operated 50 caliber machine gun turrets in April of 1944.

The photo comes from the National Archives.

Flagging the Plane

September 23, 2014

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It was a chilly day in March 1944 when WAVE Betty McIntire signals a plane to taxi out onto the runway at the Naval Air Station Anacostia. She’s an Aviation Machinist’s Mate.

The photo comes from the National Archives.

WAVES Inspection

September 22, 2014

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Here, WAVES Lt. Commander Mildred McAfee inspects the WAVES on duty at the NAS Brooklyn with Captain Newton White.

The photo comes from the National Archives.

Inspection of Personnel

September 21, 2014

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WAVES Lt. Commander Mildred McAfee inspects personnel at NAS Brooklyn in July 1943. She’s joined by Captain Newton White.

The photo comes from the National Archives.

Mail Specialists

September 20, 2014
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Get your mail! WAVES pick up their mail at the naval post office at WAVES Quarters D in Washington, DC from (left to right) Ruth Carter, Patricia V. Campbell, and Marion Eastman.

The 1944 photograph comes from the National Archives.

The Navy, Part II

September 19, 2014

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This is the second two page spread the  Old Gold dedicated to the work of the Navy at Iowa State Teacher’s College. The yearbook focused in this section on the WAVES’ daily routine.

The yearbooks come from the archives and special collections at the University of Northern Iowa.

The Navy

September 18, 2014

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The Old Gold dedicated two, two page spreads to the work of the Navy at Iowa State Teacher’s College. The yearbook began with the first days the WAVES arrived in November of 1942.

The yearbooks come from the archives and special collections at the University of Northern Iowa.

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