World War II era WAVES
Recreation, Leisure & Good Deeds (Part III)



This page features additional views of World War II era WAVES' leisure time activities.

Images of World War II era WAVES' leisure time activities

  • Recreation, Leisure & Good Deeds


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    Photo #: 80-G-K-14392 (Color)

    "She loves me? ... She loves me not?"

    Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Jackie Welsh depetals a flower to settle an ageless question of romance, as Signalman 2nd Class Harold Howey records the event on film.
    Witnesses are Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class Anna Welsh (left) and Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Evalyne Olsen.
    All four are stationed at Naval Air Station, New Orleans, Louisiana.
    The photograph was taken prior to December 1944.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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    Photo #: 80-G-K-14393 (Color)

    "A Sunny Afternoon Stroll"

    Personnel from Naval Air Station, New Orleans, Louisiana, on liberty in a Public Park.
    They are (from left to right):
    Signalman 2nd Class Harold Howey;
    Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Evalyne Olsen;
    Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class Anna Welsh; and
    Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Jackie Welsh.
    Photographed prior to December 1944.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-14387 (Color)

    "Sailors' Holiday"

    Sailors and WAVES from Naval Air Station, New Orleans, Louisiana, enjoy a boat ride while on leave. It appears that the girls are doing all the work.
    WAVES are (left to right): Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Evalyne Olsen and Pharmacist's Mate 3rd Class Anna Welsh.
    Passengers are (l-r): Signalman 2nd Class Harold Howey and Pharmacist's Mate 1st Class Jackie Welsh.
    The photograph was taken prior to December 1944.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives

     
    Photo #: 80-G-K-4167 (Color)

    "A Date under the Palm"

    A Sailor and a WAVE gaze out over the beach at a Gulf Coast Naval Air Station, circa 1945.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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    Photo #: 80-G-K-14458 (Color)

    WAVE Seaman

    Reads a letter from home, circa 1943-45.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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    Photo #: 80-G-K-14451 (Color)

    "WAVES play Santa"

    WAVES of the Bureau of Supplies and Accounts help wrap Christmas presents for Navy and Marine Corps convalescents at the Bethesda Naval Hospital, Maryland, circa 1944.
    Admiring a package is Yeoman 2nd Class Ann G. Fee.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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    Photo #: 80-G-K-14242 (Color)

    WAVES from the Cedar Falls, Iowa, yeoman school

    Take a meal break in an Iowa seed corn field, while helping de-tassel corn stalks during a critical rural labor shortage, circa 1944. More than 150 WAVES helped out during the operation.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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    Photo #: 80-G-K-14241 (Color)

    Seaman 2nd Class Sally Kaufman, USNR(W)

    De-tasseling corn stalks in an Iowa state seed corn field, during a period of critical labor shortages in rural areas, circa 1944. She was one of the WAVE trainees from the Cedar Falls, Iowa, yeoman school who helped out on the farms at the time.

    Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

    Online Image: 73KB; 590 x 765

    Reproductions may also be available through the National Archives

     


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