World War II era WAVES - Training (Part II)



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

Images related to World War II WAVES Training


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Photo #: NH 91527

WAVE Yeoman Class, Naval Training Center, Women's Reserve, The Bronx, New York (Hunter College)


Graduation photograph, circa summer 1943.
Marie A. Johnston is 2nd from right in 4th row (wearing glasses).

Collection of Marie Johnston Donley. Courtesy of PO3c Chris E. Donley, USN.

NHHC Collection

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Photo #: NH 95372

Navy WAVES training school, Iowa State Teachers College, Cedar Falls, Iowa


Newly-arrived WAVES recruits pose for a group portrait at the school, before the arrival of their uniforms, January 1943.
Shirley Feldstein (Bell) is 3rd from right in the front row, with a white name tag visible on her coat.
She comments, on the reverse of the original print: "We all look like penguins ready for a slide in the snow".

Donation of Shirley Feldstein Bell.

NHHC Collection

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Photo #: NH 95016

WAVE Recruit Company


Photographed during World War II.
Lorraine Clemons (Canter) is 5th from right in 3rd row.
Isabelle Clemons (Wells) is 4th from right in 3rd row.

Courtesy of Lorraine Canter, 1984.

NHHC Collection

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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-13879 (Color)

Navy WAVE trainee

Leans on a swab while cleaning her barracks, soon after she arrived at a Naval Training Center during World War II.
Photographed prior to April 1944.
Note suitcases at right, and dungaree working uniform with button fly.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-14462 (Color)

"That Perfect Corner"

Bunk inspections pay special attention to corners, as this WAVE trainee knows.
Photographed circa 1943-45.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-14459 (Color)

"Every Wednesday, Ouch!"

A WAVE gets her "shots" from a Navy doctor, as nurses stand by. Photographed prior to January 1945.
The original transparency was a 35mm slide.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
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-13617 (Color)

Yeoman 3rd Class Ellen Figg, USNR(W)

Poses by the entrance to the Old Capitol Grounds, Milledgeville, Georgia, while attending the Naval Training School, Yeoman-W, in that city during World War II.
The photograph was taken prior to September 1944.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-K-13646 (Color)

Seaman Anna Carlson, USNR(W)

On the grounds of the Naval Training School, Yeoman-W, Milledgeville, Georgia, during World War II.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 
Photo #: 80-G-40594

WAVES practice marksmanship


At an indoor range at Treasure Island Naval Base, California, 11 February 1943.
Their pistols are High Standard Model B types.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Reproductions may be available through the National Archives

 


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