1943 – 1946
US Naval Reserve (Womens Reserve) (WAVES - Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service) World War II uniform. Includes hat (a), purse (b), jacket (c), tie (d), blouse (e), skirt (f), and slip (g). Also, photograph of original owner in the uniform (h), and dogtags (i). This uniform was the working uniform, which came into use in 1943. See child records for descriptions and further information on each item.
Uniform Regulation, US Naval (Women's) Reserve;http://www.history.navy.mil/faqs/faq59-22.htm;Homefront Heroines: The WAVES of World War II (online clothing exhibit);http://www.wordpress.homefrontheroines.com/?page_id=576