In 1944, the Navy began a new specialty: celestial navigation for Link trainer instructors. The 10-week course was held at the NAS Seattle, Washington. In this photo, Ruthe Ingerslew, Patricia Baldwin, and Sally King study the earth’s rotation to, as the Navy put it, “the celestial sphere” (aka the stars). It comes from the National Archives and is curated by Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II. www.hingesofhisto...
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October 1945. Marville, France. Red Cross club girls, Wilhamina Barrow and Juanita Morrow, both from NYC, serve troops of the 27th Chemical Company, after travelling 100 miles by truck to deliver cookies and doughnuts.
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Ensign Jane Kendeigh, a Navy flight nurse, peers through a porthole in the cabin of a C-54 Navy transport plane as Chief Pharmacist Mate Silas V. Sturtevant of Napa, California, points out important land marks on Iwo Jima. She flew to Iwo Jima on 03/06 to be the first Navy flight nurse to put foot on the battlefield. She supervised the loading of wounded Marines aboard the big planes and then cared for the wounded on their trip back to a base hospital in the Marianas ~
A very attractive member of the WAAF (Women’s Auxilliary Air Force) hoists a barrage balloon to hamper German dive bombers that are on their way to the English coast. The group’s little terrier pitches in. The WAAF managed hundreds of the massive balloons, which functioned exactly as advertised, but they didn’t slow down the V-1 or V-2 rockets. Every September I think of what London went through. I adore the English. And their little dogs, too.
Women of the WAAF hoist a barrage balloon which will deter German bombers ~
A group of female survivors stands outside a barracks in the newly liberated Lenzing concentration camp. Lenzing, a sub-camp of the Mauthausen concentration camp, was established in the fall of 1944 near the town of Vocklabruck, Austria, to provide workers for a local paper factory. It held approximately 500 forced laborers, all women. In January 1945 almost 100 female prisoners arrived at Lenzing from the recently evacuated Auschwitz concentration camp.
A group of female survivors stands outside a barracks in the newly liberated Lenzing concentration camp.
Visit to the Mont-Saint-Michel early 45. Cold, damp and overcast weather. From L to R: Sisters Ellan (1st Lt. ANC) Dorothy Levitsky (2d Lt. ANC) ~
Cp. Lee (ASFRTC), Virginia, picture taken in Jun 44. Nurses Ellan Dorothy Levitsky in front of their barrack. Naughty girls or just cute ... ~