Scott County

Janet H. Brown



54 JOIN THE WAVES -- Pictures above and on the left are 17 of the 54 who passed examinations and were sworn into the WAVES late Thursday. They are among the 75 from the Tri-city area who will depart Aug 11 for Hunter college, New York, to start their training.

In the picture are:

Front row, left to right -- Jean Beckwith, Mary Gertrude McGinn, Margaret Blunt (Moline), Gladys Frederick and Jean Lay.
Second row -- Mary Kelly, Twila Tompkins, Florence Norton, Barbara Smith and Priscilla Otis.
Third row -- Frances Betzel, Doris Van Hecke, Mary Louise Nugent, Deloris Donnelly and Janet Brown.

Source: Quad-City Times, August 6, 1943 (group photo included)

TRANSFERRED - Janet H. Brown, seaman, second class, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W.H. Brown, 2114 Marquette street, has completed her basic training at Hunter's college, N.Y., and has been transferred to the yeoman's school at Iowa State Teacher's college, Cedar Falls, Ia. She will receive three months training there.

Before entering the service in Sept., Seaman Brown was employed at Petersen-Harned-Von Maur, and was featured vocalist with Jack Austin and his orchestra.

Sourced: Quad-City Times, November 3, 1943 (photo included)