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Aloha Everyone,

 

Found an old misplaced treasure today 

 

WAVE PO2 Specialist 'X' Diamond Rate on Blue Cotton

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Removed from a uniform

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A WAVES Second Class Specialist 'X' at Work

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Specialist (X) second class Marcelle Whiteman gently holds one of the 200 carrier pigeons “based” at Santa Ana Naval Air Station, California. The birds are used to transmit communications from the air to the station when radio silence is being kept. National Archives and Records Administration, 80-G-K-5489.

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The Blue Cotton WAVES Rate in Contemporary Use

 

80-G-K-13330 Naval Photographic Laboratory, Anacostia, D.C.

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Title: Naval Photographic Laboratory, Anacostia, D.C.
Description: WAVE Jean Selby makes celluloid transparencies for a training film on deep sea diving, during World War II. During the War, many WAVES who were illustrators for Walt Disney Studios worked for the Navy making training films. Official U.S. Navy Photograph, now in the collections of the National Archives.
Catalog #: 80-G-K-13330

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