United States Navy (Mainbocher) - WAVES officer’s uniform - Wool, rayon - 1942, USA - Gift of Mrs. C.W. Vernon Jr. During World War Two, women of the U.S. Navy WAVES division wore uniforms designed by American-born couturier Mainbocher. Retired WAVE Joan Angel recalls that the uniform “gave me the bearing of a woman in whom great responsibilities were vested.” Each military service job taken by a woman was said to be “releasing a man to fight.” Photo by Irving Solero The Museum at FIT
American Women: The Forgotten Heroes of WWII
In honor of Memorial Day, I thought I'd shed a little light on those courageous women of the 1940's who helped us not only to win WWII, but to change the course of history forever. Women were painted on the sides of B-52's and were plastered inside the lockers of many a soldier or sailor during…
It was a big change for students Iowa State Teacher's College in fall of 1942. Imagine heading to campus and seeing a sea of uniforms. The Old Gold, the yearbook for the Iowa State Teachers College, showed how some of the residents in campus halls had changed, and how the Navy is keeping things "shipshape."…
Straight Out Of The 40s | Found photos of Women | Glamour Daze
A time capsule of found photos of women in the 1940s. All snapped in magical Kodachtome color. They capture moments in time like no toher medium
The Physical Exam
Ever wonder if you have what it takes to become a WAVE? Attached is the physical exam from August 21, 1942 for would-be WAVE officer Winnifred Quick. You'll note that her vision was perfect, she was 5'4" and weight 113 pounds. She was 30 years old at the time of her exam. Oh, and she…
Best wishes to you and your family! Here's the menu from Thanksgiving Day, 1944 at the Fleet Service Schools in Norfolk. The menu is a part of the collection at the Naval History and Heritage Command.
U.S. NAVY WAVES - Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service , WOMEN IN WWII 20284
On July 30, 1942, the WAVES became a World War II division of the U.S. Navy, and consisted entirely of women. The name was the acronym for "Women Accepted fo...
Navy - Serve with Pride and Patriotism Recruiting Poster
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