The Story of You in Navy Blue

The Archive Center at Dayton History was the recipient of this little booklet, which arrived in a collection of artifacts from the family of the late Evelyn Hodges Vogel.

This small (48 pages) booklet seems to have been part of the materials given to women as part of the recruitment process. It has filled in many gaps in my understanding of roles WAVES had during wartime, their training, jobs and life style.

I’m happy to provide it here. It offers a glimpse into the choices that women considered when enlisting in the Navy Reserve.

Navy Blue
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    Our documentary aired on American Public Broadcasting from 2006-2018.
    DVDs can be obtained in several ways: If you live in the Dayton area, DVDs are sold at the Museum Store at Carillon Historical Park, and at the book store at the Wright Dunbar Interpretive Center, West Third Street. For special orders, contact Debbie Anderson by Email