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Author: Joy Bright Hancock
Publisher: Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, 2013.
Series: Bluejacket books.
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When legislation was passed in 1948 giving women permanent status in the regular and reserve Navy, it was largely due to the efforts of Joy Bright Hancock, the author of this revealing memoir. Her prominent role was acknowledged at the time by the secretary of the navy who credited her ideals, energy, and enthusiasm as the moving force behind the historic integration of women into the U.S. Navy, including the 1942  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Bright Hancock, Joy.
Lady in the Navy : A Personal Reminiscence.
Annopolis : Naval Institute Press, ©2013
Named Person: Joy Bright Hancock; Joy Bright Hancock
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Joy Bright Hancock
ISBN: 9781612512402 1612512402
OCLC Number: 858762066
Description: 1 online resource (305 pages).
Contents: Foreword; Introduction; Contents; In Retrospect; Yeoman (F) in World War I; Between the Wars; Pre-World War II Legislation; Beginning Organization; Officer Training at Northampton; WAVE Officers in Naval Aviation; ""Boots"" at Hunter College; The WAVES Come Aboard; Enlisted WAVE Training; The Proper Thing to Wear; Of Ships and Men; Housing and Recreation; On the Job in Naval Aviation; The WAVES Overseas; Victory and Demobilization; Post-War Legislation; Reserve to Regular; European Inspection Tour; Summing Up; Appendixes; Index.
Series Title: Bluejacket books.

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When legislation was passed in 1948 giving women permanent status in the regular and reserve Navy, it was largely due to the efforts of Joy Bright Hancock, the author of this revealing memoir. Her prominent role was acknowledged at the time by the secretary of the navy who credited her ideals, energy, and enthusiasm as the moving force behind the historic integration of women into the U.S. Navy, including the 1942 establishment of the WAVES (Women Accepted for Volunteer Emergency Service). This personal account of those formative years has long been considered the best study available. Or.

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