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80-G-K-13615 WAVES Control Tower Operators

WAVES Control Tower Operators
Description: Specialist (T) 3rd Class Dorothy Knee and Specialist (T) Genevieve Close direct aircraft arrivals and departures from the control tower at Naval Air Station, Anacostia, District of Columbia, in early or mid-1943. Planes on the field at left include F6F, GB and GH types. Those in the center and at right include SNJ, F4F SBD and SB2A types. All have the circle and star insignia that was used until July 1943. The Control Tower Operator rating, Specialist (T), was changed to Specialist (Y) in October 1943. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
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