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  • Item description: WAVE
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    • Oral history interview with Myrtle Hanke, 2000

    • 2000-02-11
    • Primarily documents Myrtle Otto Hanke's early life and her experiences in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) in Washington, D.C., during World War II."

      Hanke discusses her family, education, and work in...
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Ellen West, 1999

    • 1999-03-30
    • Documents Mary Ellen West's time at the Woman's College of the University of North Carolina (now the University of North Carolina at Greensboro); her service in the U.S. Navy WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) during World War...
    • WV0059 Mary Ellen West Papers, 1943-1948, 1999
    • [Two Marines and a WAVE, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Mary McLeod Rogers (left) poses with her friends Mary Chenery and Alice Gauin, circa 1945. The two Marines wear forest green winter uniforms with bell-crown hats. The woman in the middle appears to be a U.S. Navy WAVE in belted coat and enlisted...
    • WV0134 Mary McLeod Rogers Papers
    • [Two WAVES in havelocks, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle Otto Hanke (left) and a fellow WAVE pose on a sidewalk, circa 1945. Hanke wears the WAVE blue service dress with winter havelock, while her friend wears the blue wool overcoat with junior grade lieutenant sleeve stripes and a havelock.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [WAVE in swimsuit, 1962]

    • 1962
    • WAVE lieutenant junior grade Carol Abackbank(", a Japanese American, poses in her swimsuit at Long Beach, California, in 1962. In the water behind her, many ships can be seen. The back of photo reads "we took this pin-up type so she could send a...
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • [WAVE in uniform, 1961]

    • 1961
    • An unidentified WAVE poses outside the female officers' quarters while at Officer Candidate School in 1961.
    • WV0405 Shirley Ann Thacker Lewis Papers
    • From recruit to salty wave! [1944]

    • 1944
    • Forty-six page book, illustrated with line drawings by WAVE Marjorie Sue Green, to record the "evolutionary process by which a recruit became a very salty 'woman-of-war.'" Publication illustrates details of enlistment process and basic training,...
    • WV0002 Women Veterans General Printed Materials and Video Recordings Collection
    • [Elizabeth C. Hickcox and friends, 1944]

    • 1944-11-28
    • Elizabeth C. Jordan Hickcox (left) poses with fellow WAVE Gladys Horness Davis and sailor Jesse Fowler on a sidewalk in front of a car on Nov. 11, 1944. Both women wear their dress blue uniform with garrison cap.
    • WV0067 Elizabeth C. Hickcox Papers
    • [Julia Hill Gunn at Naval Training School gate, 1945]

    • 1945
    • Julia Hill Gunn (right) and a fellow WAVE pose beside the sign indicating the "U.S. Naval Training School (W-R) Main Gate" at Hunter College in 1945. Both women wear short-sleeved uniforms with navy blue ties and "S" armbands.
    • WV0060 Julia Hill Gunn Papers
    • [Myrtle O. Hanke with friend, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Myrtle O. Hanke (top right) and a fellow WAVE pose on a stairway wearing belted raincoats and issue handbags, circa 1945.
    • WV0147 Myrtle Otto Hanke Papers
    • [Two WAVES and a civilian man on a bench, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Nell Smith Lutz (right, in service dress blue uniform) and fellow WAVE Anne Cox Worth sit on a outdoor bench in Raleigh, N.C. John S. Cox, father of Anne Cox, sits in between then with one arm around each. Anne Cox Worth is dressed in a white rayon...
    • WV0160 Nell Smith Lutz Papers
    • [WAVES at U.S. Naval Training Station San Diego, 1943]

    • 1943-11
    • WAVES Millie Swift of Iowa; Agnes Lawrence of Oakland, California; Elizabeth Simpson of Richmond, Virginia; and Sue Wright of South Dakota pose outside WAVE Barracks 1 at the U.S. Naval Training Station, San Diego, California, in November 1943. The...
    • WV0205 Elizabeth Simpson Collection
    • [Lillian M. Pimlott and friends under thatched hut, circa 1946]

    • 1946
    • Lillian M. Pimlott (on right) stands underneath a thatched-roof open-air structure with a fellow WAVE and a serviceman in Hawaii, circa 1946. The WAVES are in the gray and white seersucker working uniform with garrison cap.
    • WV0219 Lillian M. Pimlott Papers, 1937-1968
    • [Viola Brown Sanders presents award, 1963]

    • 1963
    • Viola Brown Sanders hands an unidentified WAVES 2nd class seaman the award for "Outstanding WAVE of the Month" at Naval Training Center, Bainbridge, Maryland, in 1963. The woman to Sanders' left is Commander Anne Ducey, officer-in-charge of recruit...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers
    • [WAVES around a piano, 1963]

    • 1963-10
    • Viola Brown Sanders (center) and three WAVES stand around a piano played by PN3 B.J. Barrow in the recreation room of the WAVE barracks at Pearl Harbor Naval Station in October 1963. All the women wear the WAVES blue and white striped summer...
    • WV0323 Viola Brown Sanders Papers

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