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Susan Ahn Cuddy

March 2, 2015


WAVE Susan Ahn Cuddy was a trailblazer during her years in the Navy. The first Korean American WAVE, and first Korean American WAVE officer,  she worked as a gunnery instructor before moving into Naval Intelligence.

You can read her story in the book Willow Tree Shade and see it in our film.

This is a preview of her story – taken from the film.

The sneak peek is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

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Helen Edgar Gilbert

March 1, 2015


WAVE Helen Edgar Gilbert is one of those women often described as a “pistol.” She wrote the book “Okay, Girls, Man Your Bunks,” and didn’t hold back in the multiple interviews we did with her for this project and our film.

Here’s a preview of her story – taken from the film.

The sneak peek is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

The Assignments

February 20, 2015


 

We continue our interview with Betty Bruns Lord and Lois Jean Linder, conducted in 2007.

Here, they talk about their assignments, and the reaction of their families their enlisting.

Their story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

Uniform Requirements

February 19, 2015


We continue our interview with Betty Bruns Lord and Lois Jean Linder, conducted in 2007.

Here, they talk about the Navy uniforms.

Their story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

Betty Bruns Lord and Lois Jean Linder

February 18, 2015


 

Best friends Betty Bruns Lord and Lois Jean Linder met after the war. We interviewed them together in a Boston suburb in 2007.

They talk about the regimentation in the Navy.

Their story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

Myrtle Bean Reese

February 17, 2015


 

Northampton, Massachusetts, native Myrtle Bean saw WAVES officers training at Smith College, and was inspired to enlist in 1944.

Her story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.

Doris Marquez

February 16, 2015


It took enlisting in the WAVES to get Doris Marquez to leave her home state of Indiana.

Her story is part of our month of video countdown to the home video release of Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.