The WAVES Part I

(name withheld by request)

This woman grew up in New York and became a gunnery mate in the WAVES. The interview was done in 2007.

 

 

Ali McLaughlin (McConnell)

Ali served in the WAVES as a yeoman, based at Cape May, New Jersey in 1944 and 1945. She was originally from Long Island, New York, just outside of New York City. The interview was done in 2007.

 

Anna Fogelman

Anna grew up in Deleware and Pennsylvania and enlisted in the WAVES in December 1944. She was a yeoman based in Washington, DC during the war. The interview was done in 2006.

 

 

Betty Wicks (Peterson)

Betty enlisted in the WAVES in January of 1943 and would become a yeoman. But while stationed in Washington, DC, the University of Idaho graduate was selected for officer training. Betty died in August, 2011; the interview was done in 2007.

 

 

Billye Grimwood (Grymwade)

Billye was born in Missouri, but her family moved to Michigan when she was a young child. She enlisted in 1944 and was a yeoman at a Naval Air Station in Kansas. After the war, she became a flight attendant in the regular Navy’s Military Air Transport Service, where she remained until 1950. The interview was done in 2007.

Clara VanRoekel (Moomey)

Clara grew up in small town in Iowa. She enlisted in the WAVES in 1944 and served as a yeoman in San Francisco. After the war she reenlisted in the Navy’s women’s reserve and served during the Korean War. The interview was done in 2006.

 

Dorothy “Dot” Forbes (Enes)

Dot joined the WAVES in 1944 in New Haven, Connecticut. She was a Link Instructor during World War II based at Lake City, Florida. The interview was done in 2006 and 2007.

 

 

 

Dorothy “Dotty” Anderson (McDowell)

Dotty grew up in the small town of Monroe, Oregon. She joined the WAVES and her best friend from high school joined the SPARs. She worked in the personnel office at the Naval Air Station in Klamath Falls, Oregon, during the war. The interview was done in 2007.

 

Dorothy Turnbull (Stewart)

Dorothy grew up in New Orleans and graduated from Newcomb College before joining the WAVES. She was a recruitment officer based in Beaumont, Texas during the war. The interview was done is 2007 and 2009.

 

 

The WAVES Part II                                                                The SPARS