Mills County

Spec. Ann Matthews



Iowa WAVES Fill Vital Navy Jobs at Ottumwa

Just before closing top of Link trainer, Ann Matthews, Malvern, gives final word to Ensign Norman F. Gorp, Pella, a flight instructor. She checks his simulated cross-country flight with desk instruments corresponding to those of the plane.

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

Specialist Matthews Serving in Link Trainer Department

U.S. Naval Air Station, Kaneohe, T.H. -- WAVE Ann Matthews, specialist second class USNR of Malvern, is now serving at this station in the link trainer department.

Miss Matthew is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. V.A. Matthews of Malvern. She attended Randolph high school form 1930 to 1934. After leaving school she was employed as a teacher in Tabor.

Prior to her transfer here Specialist Matthews was stationed at the Naval Air Station, Ottumwa.

Source: Malvern Leader, August 23, 1945