Scott County

Betty Green



DRY LAND SAILOR -- Although they don't go to sea, WAVES at the U.S. Naval Training School, Hunter college, the Bronx, N.Y., learn to steer a true navy course. Shown above is Apprentice Seaman Betty Green, 1943 West Second street, Davenport, at the helm used on a destroyer or a mine-sweeper. The helm is part of the visual aids used during the WAVES indoctrination course at the "USS Hunter."

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport, Iowa, January 8, 1944 (photo included)

WAVE of the Day

Betty Green, yeoman, third class, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E.D. Green, formerly of Davenport, is now stationed with the WAVES in Ottumwa.

She enlisted in November, 1943, took her boot at Hunter college, New York City, and her advanced training at Iowa State Teachers college

In a letter written to a friend, she says " Joining the WAVES is the nicest thing that has ever happened to me and I wish all girls could have the same experience."

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport, Iowa, July 27, 1944 (photo included)