Photo #: 80-G-19517
Mildred H. McAfee (left) and
Margaret O. Disert (right)
With Fourth Naval District Commandant Rear Admiral Adolphus E. Watson, USN, at his office, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, in early August 1942.
Miss McAfee was commissioned as a Naval Reserve Lieutenant Commander, the Navy's first female officer, on 3 August 1942. Miss Disert was commissioned a few days later.
Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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14 December 1999