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    • [WAVES on New York sidewalk, 1943]

    • 1943
    • A line of WAVES stands on a sidewalk in Bronx, New York, near Hunter College, in 1943. Some have suitcases; they were preparing to depart for another assignment.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams at WAVES Training Center, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Actress and competitive swimmer Esther Williams walks underneath the sign at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center reading "Through these portals pass the women of the greatest navy on earth," while on a visit to the base in Illinois in 1949. Two men...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [HQ European Command women, 1966]

    • 1966-07-29
    • All ten WAVES assigned to Headquarters European Command pose together around a cake commemorating the 24th anniversary of women in the U.S. Navy while at Camp des Loges, outside Paris, France, in July 1966. The front of photo reads "To Commander...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [WAVES apartments in Bronx, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Apartment building where WAVES were billeted in Bronx, New York, near Hunter College, 1943.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in work uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Close-up, hand-colored photo of Mary Kate Bonds in WAVES work uniform, 1943. The uniform includes a navy blue shirt with ensign insignia on the collar and a light blue tie.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams on diving board at Naval Station Great Lakes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams (in civilian clothing) stands on the diving board at pool at Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949. Williams is surrounded by a group of WAVES and holding an old bathing suit or tank top.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Esther Williams salutes, 1949]

    • 1949
    • Competitive swimmer and actress Esther Williams salutes a WAVE during her visit to Great Lakes WAVES Training Center in 1949.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Letter from Lt. Jenny Lea to Mary Kate Bonds, 1942]

    • 1942-09-14
    • Letter from WAAC Jenny Lea, then stationed at Fort Des Moines, that convinced Mary Kate Bonds to join the military, dated 14 September 1942. Lea had just completed Officer Candidate School, and describes the difficulties and rewards of OCS,...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Kathryn Dougherty and Mary Kate Bonds, 1948]

    • 1948
    • Lieutenant Mary Kate Bonds prepares to takes notes while talking to her battalion commander, Lieutenant Commander Kathryn Dougherty, at Dougherty's desk at Naval Station Great Lakes in 1948.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Oral history interview with Mary Kate Bonds, 2008

    • 2008-06-11
    • Mary Kate Bonds primarily tells of coming of age during the Great Depression and of her service in the WAVES during World War Two and in the U.S. Navy until 1971.

      Bonds discusses her childhood in Chickamauga, Georgia, near the Civil War...
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds receives medal, 1966]

    • 1966
    • Mary Kate Bonds receives Joint Service Commendation medal in 1966. An unidentified officer pins the award to her uniform.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • Mary Kate Bonds receives award, circa  1991

    • 1991
    • Mary Kate Bonds receives the Order of Long Leaf Pine, North Carolina's highest civilian honor, awarded by Governor James G. Martin for her extraordinary service to the state, circa 1991.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds salutes, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands in salute on the stairs of a building following her promotion to ensign in 1944. Bonds is wearing the WAVES blue service dress with officer's cap.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands on the stairs of a building for a full-length photo following her promotion to ensign in 1944. Bonds is wearing the WAVES blue service dress with officer's cap.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in white service dress, 1944]

    • 1944
    • Mary Kate Bonds stands outside WAVES Quarters D in Corpus Christi, Texas, after she made lieutenant jg in 1944. She is wearing the WAVES white service dress with officer's cap and purse.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Mary Kate Bonds in work uniform, circa 1944]

    • 1944
    • Photo of Mary Kate Bonds in WAVES work uniform, 1943. The uniform includes a navy blue shirt with ensign insignia on the collar and a light blue tie.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers
    • [Hunter College, 1943]

    • 1943
    • Photograph of Hunter College in New York as seen in 1943. The college served as a WAVES Training Center during World War II.
    • WV0415 Mary Kate Bonds Papers

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