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80-G-272752 Transporting WAVES by air, November 1944

Photo #: 80-G-272752  Transporting WAVES by air, November 1944
Title: Transporting WAVES by air, November 1944
Description: 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) Helen 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, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-272752
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