Category: United States Navy Women's Reserve (WAVES)

Categories: Women's History | United States Navy | United States Navy, World War II | Women in World War II

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This category groups profiles of members of the United States Navy Women's Reserve

Years: 1942 - 1948

The United States Naval Reserve (Women's Reserve), better known under the acronym WAVES for Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service, was the World War II women's branch of the United States Naval Reserve. It was established on 21 July 1942 by the U.S. Congress and signed into law by the president on 30 July 1942. This authorized the U.S. Navy to accept women into the Naval Reserve as commissioned officers and at the enlisted level, effective for the duration of the war plus six months. The purpose of the law was to release officers and men for sea duty and replace them with women in shore activities.


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Person Profiles (15)

04 May 1898 Cape May, New Jersey - 20 Aug 1986 photo
04 Mar 1929 Milton, Norfolk, Massachusetts, United States - 06 Apr 2014 photo
11 Mar 1921 Crewe, Nottoway, Virginia, United States - 24 Feb 2011 photo
28 Feb 1925 Portsmouth, Scioto, Ohio, United States - 27 Dec 2018 photo
08 Aug 1922 North Lima, Beaver Township, Mahoning, Ohio, United States - 29 Jul 1976 photo
Living Hollinger photo
1920s - 2010s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
23 Jul 1919 Bellville, Richland County, Ohio, United States - 08 Jul 2003 photo
31 Jul 1921 Winchester, Middlesex, Massachusetts, United States - 21 Feb 1992
1920s - 2000s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow)
1920s - 1990s Privacy Level: Private with Public Biography and Family Tree (Yellow) photo
24 Mar 1899 Brookfield, Linn, Missouri, United States - 17 Sep 2006 photo
05 May 1924 Omaha, Douglas, Nebraska - 07 Mar 2002 photo
29 Jun 1921 Barnesville, Belmont, Ohio, USA - 07 Apr 2009
abt 1920 New Jersey, USA - 15 May 2007 photo

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