Henrietta Pearl Terry (b. 1904) served in the U.S. Navy WAVES from 1942 to 1945.
Photographs; service diary; military papers, flight log; U.S. Naval Air Station, Norfolk, Virginia Pictorial Review, ca. 1943-1945; WAVES of the Navy: A Story of the Women’s Reserve Activities at the Naval Air Station by Eunice A. Horne; Certificate of Satisfactory Service ID Card, 1946; Officer’s Cap Device; Dog Tags; Lieutenant’s Collar Bars; Honorable Discharge Pin.
Related Collection: The Henrietta Pearl Terry Collection (MSS 173) in the Manuscripts Collection provides artifacts, biographical information, correspondence, photographs, a scrapbook, diaries, and memorabilia relating to Terry’s life before and after her military service.
Henrietta Pearl Terry, a professor of mathematics, joined the WAVES in 1942. Lieutenant Terry was trained as an aerologist and stationed at the US Naval Air Station in Norfolk, Virginia. As an aerologist she accompanied many flight crews, but according to her diary and flight log she learned to fly and often piloted these planes herself.