World War II era WAVES
Occupations - Aviation Machinists' Mates Part II



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

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


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Photo #: 80-G-K-2920 (Color)

Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia

Women mechanics march to their work area, circa 1944-45.
This group appears to include both Navy WAVES and Women Marines.
Planes present include PBM-3D flying boats, OS2U floatplanes (right distance) and a TBM torpedo plane (right foreground).

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-325803

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class C.F. Funk, USNR(W)


Polishes a SNB or JRB airplane, during World War II.
Engine is a Pratt & Whitney R-985 radial. Note propeller markings

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-44886

WAVES Aviation Machinist's Mates


Working on a SNJ training plane at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 5 March 1944.
Note stencilled note on the port wing trailing edge (lower left): "Wings marked thus * must be used in pairs, due to aileron movement."

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-88211

Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida


WAVES Aviation Metalsmiths and Aviation Machinist's Mates (AMM) working on an SBD "Dauntless" aircraft in the air station's Assembly and Repair Department, 24 July 1943.
Working on the wing, at left, are Seaman 1st Class (AMM) Annia Marie Garman and Seaman 1st Class Frances O. Culpepper. On and inside the plane are (left to right) AMM 3rd Class Audrey Anderson, AMM 3rd Class Jane Carlisle, AMM 3rd Class Betty Jo Visson, Seaman 1st Class Mary Jane Boring and Seaman 1st Class (AMM) Clara R. Bumgarner.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-88215

Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida


Aviation Machinist's Mate (AMM) 1st Class John Anderson supervises the work of Seaman 1st Class (AMM) Inez Waits (front) and Seaman 1st Class (AMM) Lucille H. Henderson in the air station's Assembly and Repair Department, 24 July 1943. They appear to be working on the rear of a radial aircraft engine.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-325804

Aviation Machinist's Mate Elizabeth Abercrombie


Uses a chain fall to lift a radial aircraft engine, at a Naval Air Station during World War II.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-14222 (Color)

WAVES study aircraft mechanics

At Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, during World War II.
Seaman 2nd Class Elaine Olsen (left) and Seaman 2nd Class Ted Snow are learning to take down a radial aircraft engine block.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-325356

Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Lavina B. Bierer, USNR(W)


Stacks aircraft engine pistons in the Engine Overhaul Shop at Naval Air Station, Kanoehe Bay, Hawaii, 9 July 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-157330

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Dorothy Wuestner


Applying a paint brush to a magneto, at Naval Air Station, Los Alamitos, California, September 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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