Old Waves Tales: Navy Women: Memories of World War II

TitleOld Waves Tales: Navy Women: Memories of World War II
Publication TypeBook
Year of Publication1982
Series EditorAlsmeyer, Marie Bennett
Number of Pages48
PublisherHAMBA Books
CityConway, AR
Abstract

On July 30, 1942, President Franklin Roosevelt signed the Navy Women’s Reserve Act into law, creating what was commonly known as the WAVES -- Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service -- a division of the U.S. Navy created during World War II to free up male personnel for sea duty. Little did anyone know that the resulting influx of women in the U.S. Navy would last far beyond the World War II “emergency” for which they had been recruited. This volume collecte tme meories of American Navy women during Word War II.

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