Scott County

 
Julie Truby

 

 

OFF TO WASHINGTON -- Six tri-city girls left Davenport yesterday morning for Washington D.C., to start actual duties as WAVES. The group left Davenport last September for Hunter college, New York City where they had three weeks of naval indoctrination. Oct 5, 1943, they were sent to Stillwater, Okla., to begin training prior to becoming third class yeoman. The girls were all given six day leave which they spent with relatives in the tri-cities.  Those shown above are:

Front row, left to right: Virginia Pobuda, 1417 Spring street, Davenport; Barbara Smith, 1311 Grande avenue, Davenport; Margaret Mitchell, Rock Island and Eloise Good, 517 West Third street, Davenport.

Back Row: Julie Truby of the Davenport recruiting station; Eleanor Cook, 2472 East street, Davenport; Jean Beckwith, 819 Warren street, and Eleanor Hanson, also of the local recruiting station.

Source: The Daily Times, January 5, 1944 (group photo included)