Captain Joy Bright Hancock, USN (1898-1986)
Informal Images



This page features informal images of Captain Joy Bright Hancock and provides links to formal portraits of her.

Additional images of Joy Bright Hancock Portrait Images


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Photo #: 80-G-399010

Lieutenant Joy Bright Hancock, USNR


After being presented with the World War I service ribbon by Admiral Ernest J. King, at the Navy Department, Washington, D.C., circa October 1942. She had served as a Yeoman First Class (F) during World War I.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Note: An amusing story involving this ribbon is told in Capt. Joy Bright Hancock's memoir "Lady in the Navy" (1972), pp.64-65.

 
Photo #: 80-G-81255

USS Lewis Hancock (DD-675)


The ship's sponsor, Lieutenant Joy Bright Hancock, USNR, prepares for the christening, during launching ceremonies at the Federal Shipbuilding and Drydock Company, Kearny, New Jersey, 1 August 1943.
The ship was named in honor of Lieutenant Hancock's late husband, Lieutenant Commander Lewis Hancock, USN, who was killed in the crash of USS Shenandoah (ZR-1) in 1925.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-44492

Lieutenant Commander Joy Bright Hancock, USNR
(left) and
Lieutenant Eunice Whyte, USNR

Photographed circa 1943. Both had served in the First World War as Yeoman (F) and were the only World War II WAVES eligible to wear the World War I Victory Ribbon.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-383994

Commander Joy Bright Hancock, USNR


Is met by Captain B. C. McCaffie, USN, Commanding Officer, USS Guacalcanal (CVE-60), as she comes aboard his ship, 19 July 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: NH 97258

Recruit Training School (W), Great Lakes, Illinois


"The Navy's top WAVE, Captain Joy Bright Hancock, W, USN, Assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel, inspects Seaman Recruits at the new WAVE recruit training school, Great Lakes, Illinois." (Quoted from the caption released with the original print by 9th Naval District PIO.)
Probably photographed circa late 1948, as the Recruit Training School (W) was processing its first classes.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection

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Photo #: NH 97256

Recruit Training School (W), Great Lakes, Illinois


"Efficient administration of the WAVE recruit training school at Great Lakes, Illinois requires meticulous planning. Discussing various phases of the training program ... are, left to right, LCdr. Ellen V. Littlejohn, W, USNR, Director of Women's Reserve, Ninth Naval District; Lt. Rayma Wilson, W, USNR, Battalion Commander; Lt. Kathryn Dougherty, W, USN, Officer in Charge; and Captain Joy Bright Hancock, W, USN, Assistant to the Chief of Naval Personnel." (Quoted from the caption released with the original print by 9th Naval District PIO.)
Probably photographed circa late 1948, as the Recruit Training School (W) was processing its first classes.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection

Online Image: 97KB; 740 x 600

 
Photo #: NH 97257

Captain Joy Bright Hancock, USN
,
Director of the WAVES

Comes ashore from a motor launch, circa the late 1940s or early 1950s.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, NHHC Collection

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Photo #: USN 1176627

Captain Joy Bright Hancock, USN (Retired)


Photographed circa 1979-80.
This image was received by the Naval Photographic Center in early 1980.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 




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