Muscatine County

Florence A. Norton



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)

Florence A. Norton Is Visitor in Wilton; Member of WAVES

WILTON, Ia. -- Aerographers Mate Third Class Florence A. Norton of the WAVES, who has completed a three months course at the Aerographers Training School at Lakehurst, N.J., is home on leave for a visit with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Norton, en route to her new assignment at the Ottumwa Naval Air Station, where she reports for duty, Feb. 10.

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