Margaret Anderson Thorngate Photo Album

Margaret Anderson Thorngate is one of the women featured in the upcoming documentary  Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II, produced by TaylorCatProductions. Producers would like to bring Margaret to the USS Missouri to shoot the final segment of the film. She toured the ship and painted it “for luck” during World War II.

Margaret, originally from Southern California, started her military career as a civilian aircraft observer when she was 19 years old.  As soon as she turned 20, the required age for service, she joined the WAVES.



“I always felt important strutting down the street in the WAVE uniform.”

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Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II

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In this site we’ll be telling the the stories of the WAVES of World War II, or Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service. The blog is part of the larger multimedia project “Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II.