On this day in 1943…

WAVES being sworn into the service in New York City.
Courtesy National Archives

In celebration of WAVES and SPARS day, 418 women take the Oath of Enlistment in front of the New York City Hall on February 8, 1943. Demonstrations like this were essential to growth within both programs — apart from being an excellent way of raising war-time morale!

1 Comment

  1. GP Cox says:

    The women certainly did their part for the war, whether in uniform and not.

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