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

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

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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. [1]

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  1. Wikipedia:WAVES


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  • Joy Bright 4 May 1898 Wildwood, New Jersey - 20 Aug 1986

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  • Rose Gudmundson 17 Jul 1922 Mountain, North Dakota, United States - 7 Mar 2015

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