Photos of WWII Navy WAVES at Work - Page 2

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WAVE Specialist (X) 3rd Class Sidney Cazort at work with the residents of the Pigeon Loft at Naval Air Station, Moffett Field

WAVE Specialist (X) 3rd Class Sidney Cazort at work with the residents of the Pigeon Loft at Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, California, circa 1944-45.

WAVES aircraft mechanics working on a North American SNJ training plane

WAVES aircraft mechanics working on a North American SNJ training plane at Naval Auxiliary Air Station, Whiting Field, Pensacola, Florida, circa 1943-45.

WAVES Aviation Machinist's Mates (AMM) working on a SNJ training plane and its Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine

WAVES Aviation Machinist's Mates (AMM) working on a SNJ training plane and its Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine, circa 24 July 1943.

Aviation Machinist's Mates removing an access panel behind the engine of a SNJ training plane

Aviation Machinist's Mates Bernice Sanbury (left) and Mary Arnold removing an access panel behind the engine of a SNJ training plane, at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, November 1943.

Aviation Machinist's Mate Mary Arnold, USNR(W) jumps down from atop the fuselage, while working on a SNJ training plane

Aviation Machinist's Mate Mary Arnold, USNR(W) jumps down from atop the fuselage, while working on a SNJ training plane at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 4 November 1943.

WAVE Aviation Machinist's Mates work on the Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine of a SNJ-4 training plane

WAVE Aviation Machinist's Mates work on the Pratt & Whitney R-1340 radial engine of a SNJ-4 training plane, at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida.

WAVES aircraft mechanics working on a port outboard engine

WAVES aircraft mechanics working on the port outboard engine (a Pratt & Whitney R-2000) of a Naval Air Transport Service R5D at Naval Air Station, Oakland, California, circa mid-1945.

WAVES working on the # 1 engine (a Pratt & Whitney R-2000) of a Naval Air Transport Service R5D

Seaman 1st Class Lorrain Taylor (right) and Seaman 1st Class Martha Harrison working on the # 1 engine (a Pratt & Whitney R-2000) of a Naval Air Transport Service R5D, circa mid-1945. Both WAVES are assigned to Naval Air Transport Squadron Four at Naval Air Station, Oakland, California.

WAVES move a battery cart into position next to a Naval Air Transport Service R5D-1

Seaman 1st Class Billy Ikard (left) and Seaman 1st Class Barbara A. Patterson move a battery cart into position next to a Naval Air Transport Service R5D-1 (Bureau # 39170), circa mid-1945. Both WAVES are assigned to Naval Air Transport Squadron Four at Naval Air Station, Oakland, California.

Women mechanics march to their work area at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia

Women mechanics march to their work area at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1944-45. This group appears to include both Navy WAVES and Women Marines.

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class C.F. Funk, USNR(W) polishes a SNB or JRB airplane

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class C.F. Funk, USNR(W) polishes a SNB or JRB airplane, during World War II.

WAVES Aviation Machinist's Mates working on a SNJ training plane

WAVES Aviation Machinist's Mates working on a SNJ training plane at Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 5 March 1944.

WAVES Aviation Metalsmiths and Aviation Machinist's Mates (AMM) working on an SBD Dauntless aircraft

WAVES Aviation Metalsmiths and Aviation Machinist's Mates (AMM) working on an SBD "Dauntless" aircraft in the Assembly and Repair Department at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 24 July 1943.

Aviation Machinist's Mate supervises the work of two WAVES

Aviation Machinist's Mate supervises the work of two WAVES in the Assembly and Repair Department at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 24 July 1943. They appear to be working on the rear of a radial aircraft engine.

Aviation Machinist's Mate Elizabeth Abercrombie uses a chain fall to lift a radial aircraft engine

Aviation Machinist's Mate Elizabeth Abercrombie uses a chain fall to lift a radial aircraft engine, at a Naval Air Station during World War II.