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Tuskegee Air Women, 1940s. Assigned as weather observers and forecasters, cryptographers, radio operators, repairmen, sheet metal workers, parachute riggers, link trainer instructors, bombsite maintenance specialists, aerial photograph analysts and control tower operators in the Air Corps.

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WAVES Specialist (Teacher) Katherine Dillon monitoring a radio range chart, while serving as a Link trainer instructor at Naval Air Station, St. Louis, Missouri, United States, 3 Nov 1943.

In 1942, Hollywood took an interest in the idea of air evacuation nurses. The film focuses on American nurses who enlisted in the Aerial Nurses Corps. It follows the nurses from training to being dropped by parachute to help aid wounded soldiers.

Instructor explaining the operation of a parachute to student pilots, Meacham field, Fort Worth, Tex. (LOC) by The Library of Congress, via Flickr. 1942 Jan.

National Panasonic "Toot-a-Loop" radio model R-72 S, 1972 was designed to be worn around the wrist like a bracelet or carried like a purse. Photo by gerson lessa. #Radio #Toot_a_Loop #Panasonic

Motorola Portable Radio Portfolio 1958

Great D-Day Pictures (follow link)

Noor Inayat Khan / Nora Baker, (Urdu: نور عنایت خان ) GC, MBE was an Allied heroine of the Second World War. Usually known as Noor Inayat Khan, she was of Indian Sufi origin. As a British Special Operations Executive agent during the Second World War, she became the first female radio operator to be sent into occupied France to aid the French Resistance.

Enjoying a lovely evening at home with a good radio show. 1940

North American's B-25G Mitchell North American's B-25G Mitchell from the AAF TAC Center, Orlando Florida. April 17, 1944. The crew of the B-25G was five--pilot, copilot, navigator/cannoneer, upper turret gunner, and radio operator. Since there was no bombardier, the pilot fired the nose armament and released the bombs. The radio operator also doubled as the ventral turret gunner when this turret was fitted. This model carry a 75mm gun into the nose.

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