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Photo #: NH 90006
Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens (left), and
Ensign Frances Wills
Congratulate each other after being being commissioned as the first African-American "WAVES" officers, December 1944.
They were members of the final graduating class of the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Northampton, Massachusetts.
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29 November 1998