Polk County

Novalene Howard






Fifty Iowa WAVE enlistees will forgo the pleasure of spending this Christmas at home when they leave Monday for boot training at Hunter college, New York, N.Y. With this contingent the WAVES quota for December in Iowa is filled. Two members of the group, Novalene Howard (left), 1140 Douglas ave., and Jean Newbern, 847 Oak park ave., receive a personal wish for a "bon voyage" from old St Nick himself, who "reindeered" in a bit early for the girls who won't see him Christmas morn.

Source: Des Moines Tribune, December 14, 1943 (photo included)

Des Moines in the Service

Two Des Moines WAVES were graduated from yeoman training school at Stillwater, Okla. They are M. Jean Newbern, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. O.E. Newbern, 847 Oak Park ave., assigned to the naval air base, Norfolk, Va.; and Novelene M. Howard, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Howard, 1140 Douglas ave., assigned to the naval operations base, ration board, Norfolk, Va.

Source: Des Moines Tribune, April 28, 1944