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    • [Portrait of Janet Muriel Mead, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Official headshot of Janet M. Mead in WAVES blue service dress and service hat with white cover. The WAVES insignia can be seen on her jacket lapels.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [NAS Seattle gatehouse, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Marine gatehouse at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington. The road leading to the gate is lined with a retaining wall and yucca plants, and a car can be observed in the background.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Barrack B at NAS Seattle, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Barrack B building at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington, can be seen through a small grove of trees. Writing on the back of the photograph indicates that this is where Janet M. Mead lived while stationed there from February 1945 to August 1946.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Janet Mead and Dick, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead and a serviceman identified as Dick playfully pose in front of an unidentified building. Mead is dressed in the WAVES dress blue service jacket, skirt, and barracks cap; a navy enlisted sleeve insignia with radioman specialty mark can...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Four WAVES in front of fountain, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead (second from left) and three fellow WAVES pose in front of a fountain, like in Seattle. They are all dressed in WAVES dress blue uniforms, black oxford shoes, and soft brims hats with white covers.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Janet Mead in white service dress, ca. 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead poses in a WAVES service dress white jacket, white skirt, black oxfords, and soft brimmed service cap in front of an unidentified building and gated park.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Janet Mead in front of dining hall, ca. 1945]

    • 1945
    • Janet M. Mead stands in front of the dinning hall at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington, where she was stationed from February 1945 to August 1946. She wears the WAVES service dress jacket, skirt, barracks cap, and handbag.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Barrack A at NAS Seattle, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Photo of facilities at Naval Air Station Seattle, Washington, including a two story barrack building identified as A. There is a large asphalt surface and pathway in front of the building.
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Two WAVES walk down sidewalk, circa 1945]

    • 1945
    • Two U.S. Navy WAVES, including Janet M. Mead (left) walk down a street, likely in Seattle, ca. 1945. Mead wears a white service uniform and her companion is wearing a dress blue uniform; both have soft brimmed hats on, and the WAVES insignia is...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 20 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-20
    • Mead tells her mother how basic training is proceeding, including her near discharge for an episode of "nerves," the job selection process, her hope to attend radio school, being issued more new uniforms, going for sundaes, and seeing a performance...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to her mother, 26 August 1944]

    • 1944-08-26
    • Mead describes several inspections and a military review parade, and expresses pride at the admiration shown by civilians and military observing. She also tells of her roommates and how being in the navy is teaching them to show consideration for...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955
    • [Letter from Janet Muriel Mead to Bud, 16 December 1944  ]

    • 1944-12-16
    • Mead writes to her brother of the rigors of WAVES training. In particular, she gives details about her coding classes,"radio shack watch," and "field night" cleaning duties. She explains that the base where she is currently stationed is downsizing,...
    • WV0389 Janet Muriel Mead Letters, 1940 - 1955

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