Muscatine County

Genevieve Compton




Five girls will leave the Rock Island recruiting station Wednesday morning to begin their basic training in the WAVES at Hunter college, New York. Shown above with the recruits are Claude V. Melvin, left, chief of the recruiting station and Lt (j.g.) Virginia Martin, extreme right, who leaves the local WAVE recruiting office to take the new recruits to New York, after which she will be assigned to another post.

Left to right, front row, Chief Melvin; Irene Teel Sherbern, daughter of Mrs. Laura Teel, Davenport; Audrey Daubert (Rock Island); Genevieve Compton, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. James Compton, Wilton, Ia., and Lt. Martin. Back Row, Margaret Mary McCarthy (Rock Island) and Opal Lucille McHargue of Davenport, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J.C. McHargue of Princeon Mo.

Source: The Daily Times, Davenport, Iowa, November 13, 1944 (group photo included)