World War II era WAVES
Occupations - Aviation Metalsmiths



This page features views of World War II WAVES working as Aviation Metalsmiths.

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


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Photo #: NH 95359

WAVES Aviation Metalsmiths


Members of the first class of WAVES to graduate from the Aviation Metalsmith School, at the Naval Air Technical Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma, 30 July 1943.
Those present are identified in Photo # NH 95359 (complete caption), which also provides additional information provided by the donor.

Donation of Shirley Feldstein Bell.

NHHC Collection.

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Photo #: 80-G-K-5670 (Color)

Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Elizabeth Holbrook, USNR(W)

Checks a finished metal bracket against its blueprint, in a huge assembly and repair building at a Naval Air Station in the Hawaiian islands, circa mid-1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-205607

Aviation Metalsmith 3rd Class Robie Young


Working at a grinder in the Assembly and Repair Department, Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington, circa 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-88210

Aviation Metalsmith 3rd Class Claire Bickham
and
Seaman 1st Class (Aviation Metalsmith) Susie Alvis

Riveting aircraft structure in the Assembly and Repair Department at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, circa 24 July 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-88212

Airman 1st Class (Aviation Metalsmith) Barbara Stroud, USNR(W)


Drilling and riveting aircraft structure in the Assembly and Repair Department at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 24 July 1943.
Note that she is wearing safety glasses, a wise precaution for this type of work.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-325355

Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Kathryn A. Wolny, USNR(W)


Repairs an inflatable liferaft for use on patrol planes, at Naval Air Station Kanoehe Bay, Hawaii, 9 July 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 


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