Linn County

Gertrude Hoyle




Salute by a WAVE to 5 Recruits

OFF TO JOIN THE WAVES, the five young women in civilian clothes in the picture take a lesson in saluting from Yeoman Third Class Maurene Munger, 1921 First avenue SE. The Waves-to-be are (left to right) Phyllis Gress, 203 First avenue SW; Betty Brown, 1220 Third avenue SE; Doris Fink, 1406 First street NW; Gertrude Hoyle, 2208 Fruitland boulevard SW, and Claire Roberts, 1015 Third avenue SE. Yeoman Munger, home on leave, will leave soon for duty at the Atlanta, Ga., naval air base. The picture was taken Monday afternoon as the 5 entrained for Des Moines.

Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 18, 1943 (photo included)

ALL SET TO BEGIN ... their new occupation as nursemaids to overgrown navy planes and engines are Waves Marian Lemon, left, Doris Fink and Gertrude Hoyle, all of Cedar Rapids. They were home on leave last week following completion of their course at the Norman, Okla., naval air technical training school and are now on their way to Pensacola, Fla., to begin work.

Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, December 19, 1943 (photo included)


GERTRUDE HOYLE, seaman 1/c, is on duty at the naval auxiliary air station at Whiting field, Pensacola, Fla. The daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L.W. Hoyle, 2208 Fruitland boulevard SW, she is in training as an aviation machinist's mate. She is shown "gassing up" a training plane at the field.

Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, February 20, 1944 (photo included)

Gertrude G. Hoyle, aviation machinist's mate (2/c) Whiting field, Milton, Fla., is spending a 10-day leave in the home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hoyle, 2208 Fruitland boulevard SW.

Source: Cedar Rapids Gazette, May 9, 1944