Jacksonville WAVES work on a plane engine in this October 1943 photograph.
It’s by Ens. V. Jorgensen and comes from the National Archives.
Yes, we realize it’s only October and too early for Christmas decorations! But this “Christmas Tree” is a place where equipment is stored and organized. WAVE Mary Edna Miller headed there to grab some nuts and bolts in this 1943 photograph.
It’s by Ens. V. Jorgensen and it comes from the National Archives.
It’s not just Rosies who had riveting duties. Here, WAVES at Naval Air Station Jacksonville, Florida, do some repair work on a plane. They are (left to right) Mary Cleo Smith, Doris Youlio, and Mary Gale Booth.
The photograph by Ens. V. Jorgensen comes from the National Archives.
WAVES learn to repair and maintain engines on a Navy flight plane during training in Norman, Oklahoma.
The photograph by Lt. JG Wayne Miller comes from the National Archives.
This is one of our favorite color photographs of the WAVES, showing women trying on the new overseas hat at Naval Air Station New Orleans. The hat would be a uniform addition (the “bucket” style hat would also remain an option during World War II), bu the overseas hat would eventually become the sole uniform standard for Navy women in the post-war years.
The photograph comes from the National Archives.