Women Appointed For Volunteer Emergency Service

(WAVES)
   WAVES was an auxiliary service of the navy created in August 1942 to free manpower during World War II. Some 100,000 women served in WAVES at the height of the war, mainly in communication and clerical capacities. In 1948, the service ceased to exist as women were integrated into the navy and naval reserve.

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