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80-G-272753 Transporting WAVES by air, November 1944

Photo #: 80-G-272753  Transporting WAVES by air, November 1944
Title: Transporting WAVES by air, November 1944
Description: WAVEs en route to Naval Air Station, Olathe, Kansas, in a Douglas R4D-6 transport plane, accompanied by their instructor, Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Helen 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, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-272753
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