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November 20, 2012

WAVES put their feet up, after completing training at the Cedar Falls boot camp. From left, Helen Lane, Marjorie Hilben and Edna Brown are heading to their new assignments in this National Archives photograph.

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  1. November 21, 2012 22:02

    I have just come across your blog and am wondering to which state Cedar Falls is in… Iowa?

    • November 23, 2012 15:42

      Yes. The WAVES trained at Iowa State Teacher’s College (now Northern Iowa University). It was the initial boot camp and in early 1943 it was transformed into a yeoman’s training facility (after the Hunter College Boot Camp opened). They have a great archive of WAVES material there.

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