Waves Recruitment poster ~ "This poster, depicting a telegraph from a wounded sweetheart at the battlefront, suggests that women enlisted in the Navy to support their male loved ones, as an act of patriotic duty." By John Falter, 1945
21 Jan 43: Eleven WAVES (Women Appointed for Voluntary Emergency Service) arrive at the Sand Point Naval Air Station, near Seattle, Washington. The 4 officers and 7 enlisted women are all graduates of the first training course for women at Cedar Falls, Iowa. They assume duties in communications, the control tower, recreation, ship's services, and in the Officer of the Day's office ~
Emma Pogge y/o): One of the oldest living World War II Women Veterans. She enlisted in the Women’s Army Corps in 1943 and served both in the United States & overseas. She can still wear her WAC uniform.