The WAVES

on March 11, 2020, 6:00 AM / in History

The WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) served in the United States Naval Reserve during World War II. In July 1942, the Naval Reserve was authorized to accept women as commissioned officers and at the enlisted level, effective until six months after the war, which freed up many men for ship duty. Mildred H. McAfee, on leave as president of Wellesley College, became the first director of […]

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