Photos of WWII Navy WAVES - Page 3

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WAVES in double bunks in their barracks

WAVES in double bunks in their barracks, typical of their World War II living quarters.

WAVES share reading material

WAVES share reading material, while occupying a double bunk in their barracks at the Advanced Naval Training Station, Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, 16 Sep 1943.

Ensign Emma D. Shelton, USNR(W) receives a salute from a Marine sentry

Ensign Emma D. Shelton, USNR(W) receives a salute from Marine sentry as she enters an apartment building that served as temporary WAVES quarters, circa 1943.

WAVES receive mail from Postmistress

WAVES receive mail from Postmistress Mrs. Jan Phillips, circa 1944.

Seaman 2nd Class Mary Garrell, USNR(W) mans the switchboard

Seaman 2nd Class Mary Garrell, USNR(W) mans the switchboard at WAVES Quarters "D", Washington, D.C., August 1943.

U.S. Navy enlisted WAVES registering in the liberty log

U.S. Navy enlisted WAVES registering in the liberty log, at the Master-at-Arms' office of a Naval facility, April 1943. The Master at Arms is seated in left center, wearing the badge of her position.

Specialist (S) 3rd class Aspasia Phoutrides, USNR(W) inspects a WAVE barracks

Specialist (S) 3rd class Aspasia Phoutrides, USNR(W) inspects a WAVE barracks at the Advanced Naval Training Station, Lake Union, Seattle, Washington, 18 Sep 1943.

WAVE Seaman 1st Class C. Reed arrives at ACORN Training Detachment

WAVE Seaman 1st Class C. Reed arrives at ACORN Training Detachment, Port Hueneme, California, with a wardrobe and no place to stow it, 15 October 1943.

Lieutenant JG Harriet Ida Pickens (left) and Ensign Frances Wills packing following graduation from the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School

Lieutenant JG Harriet Ida Pickens (left) and Ensign Frances Wills packing following graduation from the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Northampton, MA, circa December 1944. They were the Navy's first African-American WAVES officers and graduated with the Northampton school's final class.

Seaman 2nd Class Verona Livingston, USNR(W) stops for a helping of dessert

Seaman 2nd Class Verona Livingston, USNR(W) stops for a helping of dessert from Ship's Cook 2nd Class William Barry, as she goes through a chow line at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, during World War II.

Enlisted WAVES enjoy a meal at their mess hall

Enlisted WAVES enjoy a meal at their mess hall, 22 September 1943.

WAVES trainees at chow

WAVES trainees at "chow" at Naval Training Center, Norman, Oklahoma, in February 1943.

Ensign Frances Wills (left) and Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens enjoy lunch

Ensign Frances Wills (left) and Lieutenant (Junior Grade) Harriet Ida Pickens enjoy lunch following their graduation from the Naval Reserve Midshipmen's School (WR) at Northampton, MA, circa Dec 1944.

Enlisted WAVES dining at their New York apartment hotel

Enlisted WAVES dining at their New York apartment hotel, 1943.

WAVES sightseeing in Washington, DC

WAVES sightseeing in Washington, D.C. Three WAVES stand by the north side of the Tidal Basin during the springtime cherry blossom season, circa 1943-45. The Jefferson Memorial is in the distance.