World War II era WAVES
Occupations - Aviation Machinists' Mates



This page features views of World War II WAVES working as Aviation Machinist's Mates.

Additional images of World War II WAVES Aviation Machinist's Mates Occupations - Aviation Machinists' Mates (Part II).

Images of World War II WAVES in aviation-related jobs Occupations - Aviation related


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Photo #: 80-G-K-15003 (Color)

Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Whiting Field, Pensacola, Florida

WAVES aircraft mechanics working on a North American SNJ training plane, circa 1943-45.
Note their dungaree uniforms, and the plane's Pratt & Whitney R-1340 "Wasp" radial engine.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-88213

Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida


WAVES Aviation Machinist's Mates (AMM) working on a SNJ training plane and its Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine, circa 24 July 1943.
They are (from left to right) Seaman 1st Class (AMM) Inez Waits, Seaman 1st Class (AMM) Lucille H. Henderson, Seaman 1st Class (AMM) Mary Anne Gasser, AMM 3rd Class Helen Adams, and Seaman 1st Class (AMM) Leona Curry.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-43591

Aviation Machinist's Mates Bernice Sanbury
(left) and
Mary Arnold

Removing an access panel behind the engine of a SNJ training plane, at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, November 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-43590

Aviation Machinist's Mate Mary Arnold, USNR(W)


Jumps down from atop the fuselage, while working on a SNJ training plane at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 4 November 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-43424

WAVE Aviation Machinist's Mates


Work on the Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine of a SNJ-4 training plane, at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.
They are AMM 3rd Class Bernice Snasburg and AMM 3rd Class Violet Falkum, both graduates of the Navy's Technical Training Center at Norman, Oklahoma.
Date is probably on or about 30 November 1943.
Note markings on the plane's propeller.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-43935

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Violet Falkum


Turns over the Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine of a SNJ-4 training plane, at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 30 November 1943.
This photograph was used in a World War II recruiting poster.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-5663 (Color)

Naval Air Station, Oakland, California

WAVES aircraft mechanics working on the port outboard engine (a Pratt & Whitney R-2000) of a Naval Air Transport Service R5D, circa mid-1945.
They are (left to right): Seaman 1st Class Gene Reinhold, Seaman 1st Class Lorraine Taylor and Seaman 1st Class Mary Harrison.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-6095 (Color)

Naval Air Station, Oakland, California

Seaman 1st Class Lorrain Taylor (right) and Seaman 1st Class Martha Harrison working on the # 1 engine (a Pratt & Whitney R-2000) of a Naval Air Transport Service R5D, circa mid-1945.
Both WAVES are assigned to Naval Air Transport Squadron Four.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-5659 (Color)

Naval Air Station, Oakland, California

Seaman 1st Class Billy Ikard (left) and Seaman 1st Class Barbara A. Patterson move a battery cart into position next to a Naval Air Transport Service R5D-1 (Bureau # 39170), circa mid-1945.
Both WAVES are assigned to Naval Air Transport Squadron Four.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives collection.

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