Scott County

Mary Gertrude McGinn



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)

WAVE of the Day

Mary Gertrude McGinn, storekeeper, third class, 619 East Thirteenth street, Davenport, is now stationed in the supply office at Lambert field, Missouri.

She entered the WAVES last September and took her "boot' at Hunter college, New York City, followed by
storekeeper's training at George State Teacher's college.

Prior to entering the service she was employed at the Rock Island arsenal.

Her brother, Pat McGinn, is in the marine crops, now stationed in the south Pacific, and her sister, Genevieve McGinn, is in the cadet nurse corps.

Source: The Daily Times, August 2, 1944 (photo included)