Friday, January 12, 2018

Women’s Airforce Service Pilots, or WASPs and WAVES - Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service

"Homefront Heroines" follows a group of quirky, individual and determined women who decided to go where no woman had gone before -- into the Navy as WAVES. It tells the story of the more than 100,000 women who joined the Navy during World War II.

Or read a cool book  titled The All-Girl Filling Station's Last Reunion

Senator Barry Goldwater was a commander of a WAVE detachment during WW2, and while as a senator tried for many years to get them access to the VA... which kept getting shot down by the other congressmen... but he persisted until he was a very senior senator, and finally either wore them down, waited for less conservative senate members, or finally convinced the naysayers to pass it.


  1. The cute young lady on the LIVE cover is Shirley Slade.

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    1. For what? You're welcome of course, but, I don't know what you're appreciating