Scott County

Jean Lay



54 JOIN THE WAVES -- Pictures above and on the left are 17 of the 54 who passed examinations and were sworn into the WAVES late Thursday. They are among the 75 from the Tri-city area who will depart Aug 11 for Hunter college, New York, to start their training.

In the picture are:

Front row, left to right -- Jean Beckwith, Mary Gertrude McGinn, Margaret Blunt (Moline), Gladys Frederick and Jean Lay.
Second row -- Mary Kelly, Twila Tompkins, Florence Norton, Barbara Smith and Priscilla Otis.
Third row -- Frances Betzel, Doris Van Hecke, Mary Louise Nugent, Deloris Donnelly and Janet Brown.

Source: Quad-City Times, August 6, 1943 (group photo included)

Jean Lay of WAVES To Spend Three Day Leave in Davenport

Jean Lay, specialized technician second class of the WAVES, will arrive home this evening to spend a three-day leave with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Lay, 2515 Iowa street.

She entered the WAVES in August of 1943, and received her boot training at Hunter college, New York, after which she was transferred to Atlanta, Ga., for link trainer instructor at the U.S. navy air station at Atlanta.

Miss Lay was graduated from Grinnell college just before her enlistment in the WAVES.

Source: The Daily Times, July 6, 1944 (photo included)