Wright County

June Gray

A Big Day for the WAVES -- 15 Iowa Girls Join

Monday was a big day for girls to join the WAVES as 15 Iowa girls took the oath and received their orders for training at the old federal building. The girls are (left to right, seated): Marjorie Drayton, Algona; Betty George, Clare; Evelyn Johnson, Fort Dodge; (second row, seated) Winifred Plumb, Algona; June Gray, Belmond; and June Steadman, 2801 Westover blvd.; (standing) Veleta Richards, Burlington; Beatrice Longworth, 3315 Seventh st.; Betty Carlisle, Burlington; Phyllis Robinson, Shelby; Mabel Lindstrom, Fort Dodge; Betty Bruns, Mason City; Loretta Peterson, Fort Dodge; Lucille Kuecker, Algona; (in fur coat) Betty Doyle, 3519 Crocker st.

Source: The DesMoines Register, December 28, 1943 (photo included)