Polk County

Mrs. Margaret M. Kappelman





Des Moines in the Services

Three Des Moines women were sworn in to the WAVES Wednesday and now are awaiting their call to active duty. They are Mrs. Margaret M. Kappelman, 1141 Douglas ave., Mildred V. Lippy, 2948 Easton blvd., and Mary Jean Combs, 957 Twenty-first st.

Source: Des Moines Tribune, January 28, 1944

Des Moines in the Service

Nine Des Moines women have completed their basic training and indoctrination course at the naval training school for WAVES, The Bronx, New York, N.Y., and have received orders to report to various naval establishment throughout the nation. The women, all seaman, second class:

Leah Alberta Martin, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Martin, 2305 E. Walnut, assigned to the naval air station, Ottumwa, Ia.

Deva Granger of 847 Fortieth place, assigned to the naval air station, Jacksonville, Fla.

Marceline Irene Spooner, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Richard P. Spooner, 3007 S.W. Ninth st., assigned to the outgoing unit.

Margaret Moorehead Kappelman, daughter of Mrs. G.F. Moorehead, 1141 Douglas ave., assigned to further instruction at the yeoman training school, Cedar Falls, Ia.

Mildred Virginia Lippy, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Howard Lippy, 2948 Easton blvd., held over at the naval training school, The Bronx.

Alice V. Darr, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Elden Darr, 3420 Second ave., assigned to the naval hospital corps school at Bethesda, MA.

Barbara T. Zupan, daughter of Mr. ad Mrs. John Zupan, sr., 324 Seventh st., West Des Moines, order to report to International Business Machines, New York, N.Y.

Rosetta Beauchat, of 204 Eighth st., assigned for duty with the shore patrol of Hunter college.

Maxine Orlando, wife of James Orlando, 1047, Sixth ave., order to report to the yeoman training school at Stillwater, Okla.

Source: Des Moines Tribune, April 13, 1944

Smooth Sailors

Iowa WAVES Learn the Ropes At Cedar Falls

More than 9000 members of the Women's Reserve of the U.S. Navy have finished their work at the naval training school on the Iowa State teachers college campus in Cedar Falls since the WAVES training school was established there in December, 1942. Among them have been many Iowans, as well as young women from all other states, from Alaska, the Virgin Islands, Mexico, Panama, Puerto Rico and Canada. The Iowans picture are in the class now completing its training.

A Des Moines Girl, Margaret Kappelman, pauses for the color camera during a badminton game on the State Teachers college campus. Seaman Kappelman is a 1942 graduate of North High school. Her husband, H.C. Kappelman, is overseas.

Source: Des Moines Register, July 30, 1944 (photo included)