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In Port!

May 23, 2012

The WAVES travelled aboard an L-S-T ship, or troop transport ship. It was mostly women aboard – the only sailors were the crew.

It was fun being aboard ship. We did zig-zag, we could see where we zig-zagged.  Didn’t need to, but taking precautions, I think.  This was early in ’44 — no later in ’44.  But anyway, a couple of the girls fell in love with the sailors. That was the disease, I think, with the women, with the sailors (laughs). Away from home. We had a good time aboard ship. We didn’t have any rough weather, I didn’t get seasick.

– Merrily Kurtz Hewett, WAVE

This photograph shows WAVES leaving their ship in Hawaii. It comes from the National Archives.

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