Naval History and Heritage Command

Naval History and Heritage Command

Wave on a Wing

A WAVE and a sailor work on a plane part
Description: Painting, Watercolor on Paper; by Howard Baer; 1943; Framed Dimensions 25H X 31W
Accession #: 88-159-S as a Gift of Abbott Laboratories
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That the needle may be applied to the war effort is demonstrated by the work of this WAVE as she plies a needle and thread in repairs to an aileron in a seaplane hangar. WAVES familiarity with the sewing machine and kindred feminine skills has many definite advantages in the Navy. Note through the window the view of a Martin Mariner being beached.

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  • World War II 1939-1945
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