Monthly Archive: September 2017

Air Navigation Instructor Shoots Stars with Bubble Sextant

Air Navigation Instructor Shoots Stars with Bubble Sextant

Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Jane M. Falls, USNR(W) gets ready to shoot the stars with a bubble sextant (or octant) on a night operational flight over the ocean. This is part of her job as an air navigation instructor at the…
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Mildred McAfee at Female Officer Commissioning Ceremony

Mildred McAfee at Female Officer Commissioning Ceremony

Commissioning ceremony at the new training school for female Navy (WAVES) and Coast Guard (SPARS) officers located at Hunter College in New York City, circa early 1943. Standing in front are (left to right): Fiorello La Guardia, Mayor of New…
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