Polk County

Audrey Smith



Iowa WAVES Fill Vital Navy Jobs at Ottumwa

Somewhere near the blue horizon, a naval air trainee watches Audrey Smith, Des Moines, set course flags, which will help to bring him in to field. Assigned to the control tower, Miss Smith can look out over several hundred planes lined up on the macadam below.

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

At Masquerade Ball

Receiving more than his share of attention at masquerade ball at Naval air station at Ottumwa, Wednesday night is Howard Zook, boatswain's mate, second class, of Bloomfiled, Ia. On Zook's knee at right is Jeanne Phipps, seaman, first class, of Dallas Center, Ia.; on his other knee is Audrey Smith, seaman, first class, of Des Moines, Helen Stensrud, seaman first class, of Lake Mills, Ia, stands behind the friendly group.

Source: The Des Moines Tribune, January 5, 1945 (photo included)