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Susan Ahn Cuddy, 1st Korean American WAVE

Susan Ahn Cuddy, 1st Korean American WAVE

Poignant: A man sits alone on the beach at Santa Monica, California, in the middle of hundreds of crosses and religious symbols marking the lives of servicemen killed in Iraq and Afghanistan, set up for a Memorial Day tribute known as Arlington West   Went to the beach at the Santa Monica Pier one day, then came back the next morning with Savannah, and we walked onto the beach and saw this, so sad, and such a heartbreaking sureal thing to see!

'America's guardians': Obama leads Memorial Day tributes to fallen heroes... as U.S. suffers its 1,500th casualty of war in Afghanistan

May The day before Memorial Day, a man visits Arlington West, a display on the beach in Santa Monica, Calif., sponsored by Veterans for Peace. The religious symbols represent soldiers killed in Iraq and Afghanistan.

WAVE Specialist (X) 3rd Class Sidney Cazort at work with the residents of the Pigeon Loft at Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, California, circa 1944-45.

These were message carrying pigeons. (It was before iPhones). WAVE Specialist (X) Class Sidney Cazort at work with the residents of the Pigeon Loft at Naval Air Station, Moffett Field, California, circa

We marched everywhere, even in the snow.  To classes, to church, to the mess hall.

In this 1943 photograph, WAVES march in the snow to their training. Note the perfect formation (even in snow!) and the WAVE standing in command at the far left. It comes from the National Archives.

40s workwear casual jeans Asian American “Miss Ethel Mildred Lee, 23-year-old girl born in this country of Chinese parents, is shown at her job as an electrician-helper at the Los Angeles yards of the California Shipbuilding Corporation, where she has worked for almost two years. Extra incentives to help the war effort are two brothers in the U.S. Army and one in the Navy yard at Honolulu, Hawaii. Miss Lee buys $ 100 worth of War Bonds a month.” January 1944 - WWII propaganda photograph USA…

— Miss Ethel Mildred Lee, girl born in this country of Chinese parents, is shown at her job as an electrician-helper at the.

Junior WAVES!

Junior WAVES!

Women of World War II Memorial on Whitehall Drive, via Flickr.

Women of World War II Memorial on Whitehall Drive, London, England ~by elias_daniel

Housing shortage - Said one mechanic, "I brought my tools along. If we're still without a house by the time winter comes, I'll show my wife how to make coffee and fry eggs in the car, using my blowtorch. But I'd rather not."

Housing shortage - Said one mechanic, "I brought my tools along. If we're still without a house by the time winter comes, I'll show my wife how to make coffee and fry eggs in the car, using my blowtorch.

A wet WAAF woman who was cleaning a lorry during world war II

A Wet Waaf Woman Who Was Cleaning a Lorry During World War Ii

A very wet WAAF woman cleaning a lorry during WWII

1943- U.S. cadet in front of the mess hall at the Independence Army Basic Flying School shares his carrots with a rabbit. Photo shows two bushels of carrots which represents what one cadet will consume during his 9 weeks of training in an effort to avert night blindness.

1943- U.S. cadet in front of the mess hall at the Independence Army Basic Flying School shares his carrots with a rabbit. Photo shows two bushels of carrots which represents what one cadet will consume during his 9 weeks of training in an effort to avert night blindness.

From U.S.-Bound for German Prison Camps. The International Red Cross at Geneva, Switzerland opens a crate containing Christmas packages addressed to British prisoners of war in German camps. The packages will arrive many months late. These particular packages come from America. There were over 100,000 of these packages to distribute. An indication of the activity of the Red Cross here, is given from the fact that 60,000 letters are handled daily compared to 25,000 during WWI.

From U.S.-Bound for German Prison Camps. The International Red Cross at Geneva, Switzerland opens a crate containing Christmas packages addressed to British prisoners of war in German camps. The packages will arrive many months late. These particular packages come from America. There were over 100,000 of these packages to distribute. An indication of the activity of the Red Cross here, is given from the fact that 60,000 letters are handled daily compared to 25,000 during WWI.

American journalist Ernie Pyle, 1940s. Courtesy CSU Archives/Everett Collection

American Journalist Ernie Pyle, 1940s Canvas Print / Canvas Art by Everett

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