Clothing Rations

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In this November, 1943 photograph, a WAVE recruit reviews her clothing issue at the Hunter College training school in the Bronx, New York. Notice the multiple hats, jackets and blouses – but only one set of shoes!

The photo comes from the National Archives.

In the News Today

 

IMG_1195Headlines from the IOWAVE, the official newspaper of the U.S. Naval Training School in Cedar Falls, Iowa, from November 5th, 1943. Top news? The Moscow conference looking ahead to peace agreements after World War II, Christmas mailing instructions to send gifts to troops, and a change in uniforms for enlisted WAVES.

The image comes from the University of Northern Iowa’s archives and special collections.

Sneak Peek 1


In preparation for Sunday’s screening at the San Pedro International Film Festival, we’re giving you a sneak peak of the film Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II. In this clip, WAVE Susan Ahn Cuddy talks about her experiences joining the WAVES. We’re hoping Ahn will be able to join us at the film festival too!

We hope to see you tomorrow, October 6th at 1230pm.

Where in the World?

IMG_1582Another important thing for WAVES boots to know: where the Navy was fighting during World War II. The Hunter College boot camp instructed them in the various battle arenas, including how ships would travel across the seas.

The photograph comes from the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Navy Protocol

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WAVES at the Hunter College boot camp learned every aspect of military life. Here, they’re leaning the various Naval protocol, including the process for a regimental review.

The photograph comes from the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.

Boot Camp Guest

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One of these things is not like the other….

A (male) guest stands out from the crowd as he listens to a lecture at the WAVES boot camp at Hunter College in the Bronx, c. 1943.

The photograph comes from the Schlesinger Library at the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University.