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Original Press Caption: "NEW LONDON, CONN - With chins up, SPAR cadets stand inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where they are undergoing an indoctrination course preparatory to becoming officers in the Coast Guard Women's Reserve." June 29, 1943. Official US Coast Guard Photo.

Original Press Caption: "NEW LONDON, CONN - With chins up, SPAR cadets stand inspection at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy where they are undergoing an indoctrination course preparatory to becoming officers in the Coast Guard Women's Reserve." June 29, 1943. Official US Coast Guard Photo.

WWII SPARS

United States Coast Guard SPARS in World War Two : Margie Burke : Free Download & Streaming

SPAR officers, on an inspection tour of quarters for the SPAR contingent headed for Alaska, meet one of the local children ~

1940s WWII-era comic featuring the WAVES.

Reminds me of some of my girlfriends who helped the sea-boys.

The invention of Uncle Sam ranks right up there with that of Santa Claus as among the most influential men who never lived. Illustrator JAMES M FLAGG didn't "invent" Uncle Sam. He merely showed us what this man looked like--in Flagg's case, like himself. He used his own handsome face as a model. The pose was borrowed from a similar British recruitment poster, wasn't original nor was the costume or goatee, but the face was pure Flagg, originally to save time, if not money, in hiring a model.

I Want You, 1917 , James Montgomery Flagg --the face perhaps most responsible for winning WW I. James Montgomery Flagg Self-portrait.

Πέθανε η νοσοκόμα από το θρυλικό «φιλί» στην Τάιμς Σκουέρ ~ Geopolitics &…

Vet who says he was 'kissing sailor' in famous photo dies (Photo: Alfred Eisenstaedt / Time Life Pictures via Getty Images)

Louise Nash Dorsett stands in front of a tree wearing a WAVES officer dress blue uniform and garrison cap in spring of 1945 ~

Louise Nash Dorsett stands in front of a tree wearing a WAVES officer dress blue uniform and garrison cap in spring of 1945 ~

Mostly women and young men assemble Navy electrical control panels.

Mostly women and young men assemble Navy electrical control panels.

'The WAACs take over'  A group of WAACs march into one of the War Department's temporary buildings as they reported for duty on Sept. 18th to take the place of male officers in office work. Washington, D.C. 9/18/42 ~

'The WAACs take over' A group of WAACs march into one of the War Department's temporary buildings as they reported for duty on Sept. to take the place of male officers in office work.

African-American US Army WAAC Mary K. Adair taking an examination for Officer's Candidate School, Fort McPherson, Georgia, 20 Jun 1942 (US National Archives)

[Photo] African-American US Army WAAC Mary K. Adair taking an examination for Officer's Candidate School, Fort McPherson, Georgia, United States, 20 Jun 1942

WWII SPARS

United States Coast Guard SPARS in World War Two : Margie Burke : Free Download & Streaming

WAVES Aviation Machinist's Mates working on a SNJ training aircraft, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, 5 Mar 1944 (US National Archives)

[Photo] WAVES Aviation Machinist's Mates working on a SNJ training aircraft, Naval Air Station, Pensacola, Florida, United States, 5 Mar 1944

1944 France, WWII Black US soldiers, when the US armed forces were separated. They were forgotten and NOT honored as other were

Elizabeth “Betty” Maxine Chambers was a young mother and a widow. Betty’s husband, Army pilot Lieutenant Robert William Chambers, died in 1942 when his P-38F Lightening aircraft crashed at Mills Field in San Mateo, California.   Undaunted, Betty applied to be among the first female pilots in the newly formed Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASP) program.

Today marks the anniversary of the deactivation of the WASP program. Elizabeth “Betty” Maxine Chambers was a young mother and a widow. Betty’s husband, Army pilot Lieutenant Robert William.

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