Mary Jane (Collins) House

Mary Jane (Collins) House enlisted in the Navy WAVES in September of 1943, and was sent to Oklahoma A&M College at Stillwater for Yeoman training. It was there she met her future husband, Roy House, who was stationed at Camp Maxey with the 99th Infantry division. They were married in Dallas in April of 1944, and Roy was deployed to Europe in September of 1944. Mary Jane went on to serve with the WAVES at the Algiers Naval Repair Base in New Orleans, eventually achieving the rank of Yeoman First Class.

The photos in this collection were taken during her time in Stillwater and Algiers, and a few were taken as part of a publicity campaign.

This remembrance provided by her daughter, Nancy House.

Photos of Mary Jane House and friends during World War II:

(Click thumbnails to view full photo in slideshow)

NOTE: Photos on this page are “All Rights Reserved” and may not be copied or used without permission.

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