World War II era WAVES - Training



This page features views related to the training of the Navy's World War II era WAVES.

Additional World War II WAVES Training (part II)

Images related to World War II WAVES Recruiting and Training


Click photograph for a larger image.

Photo #: 80-G-23753

U.S. Naval Training Center, Women's Reserve, The Bronx, New York


The flag is raised at the Hunter College campus, Bronx, New York, as it is placed in commission as the basic training center for Navy and Coast Guard women, 8 February 1943.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 127KB; 740 x 610

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-23754

Female Officer Training School, Hunter College, New York City


Commissioning ceremonies at the new training school for female Navy (WAVES) and Coast Guard (SPARS) Officers, circa early 1943.
Standing in front are (left to right):
Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New York City;
Lieutenant Commander Mildred McAfee, USNR, Director of the WAVES; and
Rear Admiral Randall Jacobs, USN, Chief of Naval Personnel.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 92KB; 740 x 620

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-23757

U.S. Naval Training Center, Women's Reserve, The Bronx, New York


First "chow" is served by the Red Cross at the Hunter College campus, as the facility is placed in service as the basic training center for Navy and Coast Guard women, 8 February 1943.
WAVES and SPARS inspected the new quarters and participated in the ceremonies.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 103KB; 740 x 610

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-14518 (Color)

U.S. Naval Training Center, Women's Reserve, The Bronx, New York

Some of the schools trainees march in formation behind their color guard, during World War II.
This Training Center, located in the facilities of Hunter College, provided basic training for Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard women recruits.
Note the Center's flag, featuring the fouled anchor and propeller device of the Women's Reserve.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 155KB; 590 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-13641 (Color)

Naval Training School (Yeoman-W), Milledgeville, Georgia

WAVES students on parade, during a Retreat ceremony at the school, during World War II.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 105KB; 595 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-13645 (Color)

Naval Training School, Yeoman-W, Milledgeville, Georgia

Retreat ceremonies at the WAVE Yeoman school, during World War II.
The photograph was taken prior to April 1945.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 136KB; 590 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-14980 (Color)

Naval Training Center, Stillwater, Oklahoma

WAVES march out of Morrill Hall after a class, March 1943.
They are wearing raincoats and havelocks, presumably for the benefit of the photographer, as the sky is clear.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 108KB; 590 x 765

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-27837

WAVES Officers


March to school in Cambridge, Massachusetts, circa 1943. They are marching on Garden Street, through its intersection with Chauncy Street.
From January 1943, women were trained as Navy Supply Corps officers at Harvard University and Radcliff College, both located in Cambridge.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 142KB; 740 x 610

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-297436

Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR), Northampton, Massachusetts


Parade of members and officers of the school's final graduating class, December 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 122KB; 740 x 615

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-102975

WAVES Petty Officers


Wearing their new rating badges after completion of specialized training, circa 1943.
Rates represented in this group include (from left to right): Specialist (Teacher), Specialist (Photographer), Aviation Metalsmith, Aviation Machinist's Mate, Aerographer's Mate and Yeoman.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

Online Image: 782KB; 740 x 605

Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 


For higher resolution images see: Obtaining Photographic Reproductions





About Us | Privacy Policy | Webmaster | FOIA request | Navy.mil | This is a US Navy website