World War II era WAVES
Occupations - Aviation Related Occupations



This page features views of World War II era WAVES at work in aviation-related occupations, and provides links additional images.

Images of World War II era WAVES in aviation-related occupations

For an overview World War II era WAVES - Overview and Special Images


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Photo #: 80-G-K-15001 (Color)

Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida

Two WAVES washing a North American SNJ training plane, circa 1943-45. This aircraft is assigned to the Naval Air Operational Training Command.
Note Beech SNB aircraft in the background.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 81KB; 740 x 520

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-207678

WAVE Bernice Garrott


Marks an aircraft check-off list, while working on the flight line at Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington, 7 July 1943.
The plane behind her is a Beech SNB-1 training aircraft.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 85KB; 600 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-6096 (Color)

Seaman 1st Class Patricia A. Branch, USNR(W)

Attends to an officer passenger on a trans-continental Naval Air Transport Service flight, circa mid-1945.
Note her "NATS Flight Orderly" insignia, and his service dress grey uniform.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 55KB; 585 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-48139

Naval Air Transport Service School, Naval Air Station, Oakland, California


Aviation Metalsmith J.J. Lombardo shows WAVES students how to tie down cargo in a Douglas R4D transport plane, 17 February 1945.
The WAVES are PN2 Ruth Mary Downard, PN2 Mary Benepe and Lissie L. Balmbach.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 103KB; 595 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-5489 (Color)

U.S. Naval Air Station, Santa Ana, California

Specialist (X) 2nd Class Marcelle Whiteman holds one of the 200 carrier pigeons "based" at NAS Santa Ana, circa June 1945. The birds were used to transmit communications from the air to the station when radio silence is in force.
One of the occupations covered by the Specialist (X) rating was Pigeon Trainer.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 72KB; 740 x 585

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-2927 (Color)

Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, California

WAVE Specialist (X) 3rd Class Sidney Cazort at work with the residents of the station's Pigeon Loft, circa 1944-45.
Among the many occupations included in the Specialist (X) rating was that of Pigeon Trainer.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 60KB; 570 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 


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