From the Navy caption of this July 1943 photograph:
Margaret Cherry, Sp(T) 3c is shown at one of the most important and helpful jobs the Waves are doing in aviation activities. She teaches aviation cadets and flight students instrument flying on the ground at NAAS Whiting Field, Pensacola, Fla.
The May 1946 edition of the WAVES Newsletter included this tantalizing tidbit: that women might be welcomed into the peacetime Navy.
The Women’s Armed Services Integration Act would pass in 1948, granting women permanent status in the Regular and Reserve forces of the Army, Navy and Marine Corps as well as in the newly created Air Force.