Navy Waves

Title

Navy Waves

Subject

United States. Naval Reserve. Women's Reserve
World War (1939-1945)
United States. Navy
Volunteers
Women

Description

Three members of the Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service (WAVES) pose for a photograph sitting on a desk in uniform.  WAVES was a program created in August 1942 to fill a void for additional Navy volunteers that existed during the Second World War. Although the women were prevented from serving in combat situations, including on warships and aircraft, they played a crucial role for the Navy on the American homeland and overseas following the conclusion of the war. More than 8,000 WAVES served in the Navy, with many more having enlisted throughout the war.

Creator

Temple

Publisher

Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum

Date

1957-11-XX

Rights

The Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library and Museum holds all rights and permissions.

Format

jpg

Language

eng

Identifier

401705
Temple Collection
T-2065

Original Format

commercial print
b&w
1

Physical Dimensions

26 x 21 cm

Collection

Citation

Temple, “Navy Waves,” Chronicling Illinois, accessed September 24, 2021, https://alplm-cdi.com/chroniclingillinois/items/show/31141.