Can I Help You?


In this day of automated answering services, it seems almost quaint to think that a real live person might answer the telephone at a Navy base. But WAVE S.M. Pugh had that duty during World War II at the Acorn Training Detachment, Port Hueneme, California.

Here, she learns the ropes on the base switchboard in October 1943.

The photo comes from the National Archives.

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