Naval History and Heritage Command

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NH 90006 Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens (left), and Ensign Frances Wills

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens (left), and Ensign Frances Wills congratulate each other after being being commissioned as the first African-American WAVES officers, December 1944. They were members of the final graduating class of the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Northampton, Massachusetts. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
Description: Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens (left), and Ensign Frances Wills congratulate each other after being being commissioned as the first African-American WAVES officers, December 1944. They were members of the final graduating class of the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Northampton, Massachusetts. U.S. Naval History and Heritage Command Photograph.
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