World War II era WAVES - Transportation



This page features views of the transportation of World War II era WAVES by air, land and small craft.

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Photo #: 80-G-272752

Transporting WAVES by air, November 1944


WAVEs board a Douglas R4D-6 transport plane (Bureau # 50741), while en route to Naval Air Station, Olathe, Kansas, 13 November 1944. The enlisted WAVES, most of them strikers for the rate of Specialist (Transport Airman), are accompanied by their instructor, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) N.J. Merrill.
Those present are (from left to right): LtJG Merrill, Seaman 2nd Class Helen Ranlett, Seaman 2nd Class Gloria Marx, Seaman 2nd Class Margaret Chapman, Yeoman 2nd Class Carolyn Fish, Seaman 2nd Class Gale Collier, Seaman 2nd Class Marilyn Wheeler and Yeoman 2nd Class Helen Niravelli.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-272753

Transporting WAVES by air, November 1944


WAVEs en route to Naval Air Station, Olathe, Kansas, in a Douglas R4D-6 transport plane, accompanied by their instructor, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) N.J. Merrill. Most of the enlisted WAVES are strikers for the rate of Specialist (Transport Airman).
Those present are (from left to right):
LtJG Merrill; Yeoman 2nd Class Carolyn Fish; Seaman 2nd Class Gale Collier; Seaman 2nd Class Margaret Chapman; Seaman 2nd Class Gloria Marx; Yeoman 2nd Class Helen Niravelli; Seaman 2nd Class Marilyn Wheeler; and Seaman 2nd Class Helen Ranlett.
Note cargo track in the plane's deck.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-414128

Naval Air Station, Banana River, Florida


WAVES debarking from a bus, upon their arrival at the station, 21 February 1944.
There are at least two dolls and one teddy bear present in this group.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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Photo #: 80-G-104417

WAVES at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, D.C.


WAVES disembark from the NAS Barge, at the Air Station waterfront, 30 October 1943. The boat was used for transportation to and from the Pentagon during World War II.
The Washington Navy Yard is in the right distance.
WAVES are identified as (presumably from left to right): Suzy Sidman, Rosemary (no surname given), Wanda Tenpas, Vonda Bronson, Peggy Horton, Bernadine Schibler, Ceah Bawlby, Frances Schneiter, Thelma Young and Nadine Dare.

Official U.S. Navy Photograph, National Archives.

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