Muscatine County

Marjorie Ervin




The U.S. Navy recruiting station at Des Moines announces Marjorie Elizabeth Ervin of Atalissa as recently been given the oath as a member of the WAVES at Des Moines after her enlistment through navy substation at Davenport.

Source: Muscatine Journal News-Tribune, July 1, 1943

Iowa WAVES Fill Vital Navy Jobs at Ottumwa

Helping to push a plane into a hangar for repairs is Marjorie Ervin, Atalissa. Working on the "line", where planes are based and checked, she is among WAVES responsible for the final inspection before training craft take off.

Source: The Des Moines Register, October 15, 1944 (photo included)