Photos of WWII Navy WAVES at Work - Page 4

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Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Julia Murray, USNR(W) launches a weather balloon

Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Julia Murray, USNR(W) launches a weather balloon from a theodolite platform at Naval Air Station, Santa Ana, California, circa mid-1945. The balloon is used to check wind velocity.

WAVE Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Dorothy J. Baroch stands ready to launch a weather balloon

WAVE Aerographer's Mate 3rd Class Dorothy J. Baroch stands ready to launch a weather balloon from a theodolite platform, circa 1944-45. She is wearing a communications headset.

WAVES Aerographer's Mates pose with a weather balloon

WAVES Aerographer's Mates pose with a weather balloon, observations notebook and theodolite, circa 1944.

WAVES Aerographer's Mate takes readings from a weather recording instrument

WAVE Aergrapher's Mate 2nd Class Ethel E. Helter takes readings from a weather recording instrument, circa 1944-45.

WAVE Aerographer's Mate working with weather charts

WAVE Aerographer's Mate working with weather charts, at Naval Air Station, Lakehurst, New Jersey, November 1943.

Enlisted WAVE checks a label on a Naval air station weather board

Enlisted WAVE checks a label on a Naval air station weather board, 13 July 1943.

Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Myrtle Morley checks weather instruments

Aerographer's Mate 2nd Class Myrtle Morley checks weather instruments atop the Station Administration building tower at U.S. Naval Air Station, Santa Ana, California, circa June 1945.

Specialist (Teacher) 1st Class Marjorie Kane, USNR(W) runs ground support for Ensign Victor L. McCallen, who is receiving aviation training in a Link flight simulator

Specialist (Teacher) 1st Class Marjorie Kane, USNR(W) runs "ground" support for Ensign Victor L. McCallen, who is receiving aviation training in a Link flight simulator at Naval Air Station, Santa Ana, California, circa mid-1945.

A WAVE Link Trainer Instructor gives pointers to an officer

A WAVE Link Trainer Instructor gives pointers to an officer, who is checking out in a Link aircraft control simulator, during World War II.

Specialist (T) Sheila Macksey, USNR(W) checking a radio range chart

Specialist (T) Sheila Macksey, USNR(W) checking a radio range chart, while serving as a Link Trainer Instructor at Naval Air Station, St. Louis, Missouri, circa 1943.

Specialist (T) Katherine Dillon, USNR(W) monitors a radio range chart

Specialist (T) Katherine Dillon, USNR(W) monitors a radio range chart, while serving as a Link Trainer Instructor at Naval Air Station, St. Louis, Missouri, 3 November 1943.

WAVE Parachute Rigger 3rd Class holds up a pilot chute

WAVE Parachute Rigger 3rd Class holds up the pilot chute, as she demonstrates parachute packing tools and techniques, during WWII.

WAVE Parachute Rigger 3rd Class Myra Jean Clark poses with a parachute

WAVE Parachute Rigger 3rd Class Myra Jean Clark poses with a parachute, by a recruiting poster display.

U.S. Navy WAVE Parachute Rigger at work in a Naval Air Station's parachute loft

U.S. Navy WAVE Parachute Rigger at work in a Naval Air Station's parachute loft, during World War II.

U.S. Navy WAVE Parachute Riggers carefully folding a parachute

U.S. Navy WAVE Parachute Riggers carefully folding and packing a parachute at a Naval Air Station, November 1943.