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First Birthday of the WAVES

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Seventy years ago today, the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service), the women’s division of the US Navy, celebrated a first birthday. Formed on 30 July 1942, the WAVES numbered 27,000 by the end of year one.

1943 cartoon in celebration of the first year of the WAVES

Visit last year’s post on the formation of the WAVES.

Post by Curator Kimberly Guise.

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