World War II era WAVES
Aircraft Tours & Orientation Flights



This page features views of World War II era WAVES receiving tours and orientation flights in Navy aircraft.

Images of World War II WAVES touring Navy ships Ship and Aviation Orientation.

Overivew images of WAVES of the World War II Overview and Special Images


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Photo #: 80-G-K-14309 (Color)

Parachute Rigger 3rd Class Lorna Peterson, USNR(W)

Climbs out of the after cockpit of a Stearman N2S training plane, following an orientation flight at Naval Air Station, Ottumwa, Iowa, circa 1944-45.
The pilot is Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Keith W. Sharer, USNR, a flight instructor at the Station.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 81KB; 740 x 610

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-206039

Ensign Mary McLean, USNR(W)


Hands her hat to another WAVE officer, as she boards a training plane for an orientation flight, at Naval Air Station, Squantum, Massachusetts, October 1943.
The plane appears to be an N3N.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 93KB; 595 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-40492

Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey


WAVES officers receive a guided tour of a blimp hangar, circa 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 78KB; 740 x 615

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-40597

U.S. Navy WAVES officers


Are treated to some coffee while touring a blimp at Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, during World War II.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 94KB; 740 x 615

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 


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