Photos of WWII Navy WAVES at Work - Page 3

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WAVE stacks aircraft engine pistons in the Engine Overhaul Shop

Aviation Machinist's Mate 2nd Class Lavina B. Bierer, USNR(W) stacks aircraft engine pistons in the Engine Overhaul Shop at Naval Air Station, Kanoehe Bay, Hawaii, 9 July 1945.

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Dorothy Wuestner applying a paint brush to a magneto

Aviation Machinist's Mate 3rd Class Dorothy Wuestner applying a paint brush to a magneto, at Naval Air Station, Los Alamitos, California, September 1943.

Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Elizabeth Holbrook, USNR(W) checks a finished metal bracket against its blueprint

Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Elizabeth Holbrook, USNR(W) checks a finished metal bracket against its blueprint, in a huge assembly and repair building at a Naval Air Station in the Hawaiian islands, circa mid-1945.

Aviation Metalsmith 3rd Class Robie Young working at a grinder

Aviation Metalsmith 3rd Class Robie Young working at a grinder in the Assembly and Repair Department, Naval Air Station, Seattle, Washington, circa 1943.

Metalsmiths riveting an aircraft structure

Aviation Metalsmith 3rd Class Claire Bickham and Seaman 1st Class (Aviation Metalsmith) Susie Alvis riveting an aircraft structure in the Assembly and Repair Department at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 24 July 1943.

Aviation Metalsmith drilling and riveting an aircraft structure

Airman 1st Class (Aviation Metalsmith) Barbara Stroud, USNR(W) drilling and riveting an aircraft structure in the Assembly and Repair Department at Naval Air Station, Jacksonville, Florida, 24 July 1943.

Repairing an inflatable liferaft for use on patrol planes

Aviation Metalsmith 2nd Class Kathryn A. Wolny, USNR(W) repairs an inflatable liferaft for use on patrol planes, at Naval Air Station Kanoehe Bay, Hawaii, 9 July 1945.

Control tower operators, including a WAVE

Control tower operators, including a WAVE, at work at Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia, circa 1944-45.

Specialists at work in the control tower at Naval Air Station

Specialist 3rd Class Nora Scott (left) and Specialist 3rd Class Virginia Chenoweth at work in the control tower at Naval Air Station, Charleston, South Carolina, circa spring 1945.

WAVE Specialists handle control tower duties during WWII

Specialist (Y) 2nd Class Janna Hoffman (with microphone) and Specialist (Y) Helen Lu Dooley (with telephone) handle control tower duties, circa 1944-45. The Specialist (Y) rating represented the occupation of Control Tower Operator.

Specialists direct aircraft arrivals and departures from the control tower at a Naval Air Station

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.

Specialist (Y) 3rd Class Doris M. Rolph uses a control tower signal lamp to send messages to aircraft taking off or landing

Specialist (Y) 3rd Class Doris M. Rolph uses a control tower signal lamp to send messages to aircraft taking off or landing, circa 1944-45.

Specialist 2nd Class Jane Rockman uses a control tower signal lamp to flash landing instructions to an incoming plane

Specialist 2nd Class Jane Rockman uses a control tower signal lamp to flash landing instructions to an incoming plane, circa 1943-45.

WAVE Control Tower Operator at work in the control tower

WAVE Control Tower Operator at work in the control tower at Naval Air Station, Floyd Bennett Field, New York, November 1943.

A Sailor and a WAVE on duty as spotters

A Sailor and a WAVE on duty as spotters at the control tower, keeping track of aircraft traffic, circa 1944-45.